3.3 Deep Thinker

Source: Michael Vey, Prisoner of  Cell 25, By: Richard Paul Evans, page 276

Quote: “The room was dead space and there was no sound,not even the trace of an echo from my screaming.Trembling, I reached out and felt the cell wall but there was nothing there, just smooth, warm metal. I couldn’t see or hear anything, but somehow I just knew something was in the room with me.”

Context: During this point of the book, the main character was placed inside of a cell where he could not see. Some called the cell “Terror.” He was really scared to be put inside of it, and this was when he was first put into the cell.

This makes me think: I really liked this quote from the book because I thought that it was really descriptive and it helped me visualize it. The author could have just said that it was really quiet and he could only feel metal, However, the author described it in a way that helped you really feel what he was feeling.

What I’m Reading

So right now I am reading Michael Vey #2. I just barely finished the first one yesterday and it was pretty good. So I decided that I would read the second book in the series. I haven’t really gotten far into the book, I am only on about page 50. I’m probably going to read a different book besides Michael Vey but I’m not sure which one yet. So far I have really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the rest of it. Right now I usually read my book at night for 20 to 30 minutes and I sometimes read in school.

Word nerd 3.6

Source: Michael Vey, Prisoner of cell 25, By: Richard Paul Evans, Page 255

Context: “Having Collateral will make you much more….Malleable.”

In their words:

  1. something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default.

In my words: I think it just means they are kind of blackmailing him in a way.

Word Nerd 3.5

Source: Michael Vey, The Prisoner of cell 25, by: Richard Paul evans

Context: “Shall I bring in a preliminary selection?”

In their words

  1. denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important.

In my words: In this case, it means like the more important selection

My Reading Journey

I learned how to read when I was like kindergarten age. I remember being in kindergarten and reading the clifford: The red dog books. Then in about 2nd or 3rd grade I read a lot of magic tree house books and judy blume. At about 5th grade I got into the Harry Potter series, and I read all of the books. I feel like over time I got better at visualizing the characters and interpreting the context. This has really made me enjoy reading better. I used to not like reading until I got into like 3rd and 4th grade and then I read a lot.

3.4 Word Nerd

Source: Michael Vey: The prisoner of cell 25, by Richard Paul Evans, page 175

Context: “It is immaculate”

In Their Words:

im·mac·u·late
/iˈmakyələt/
adjective
  1. especially of a person or their clothes) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy.
    “an immaculate white suit”
    • free from flaws or mistakes; perfect.
      “an immaculate safety record”

    In My Words: Its basically just something that is perfect.

3.2 Deep Thinker

Source: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, by Richard Paul Evans, page 174

Quote: “Taylor had never been in such a luxurious place before. The floors were carpeted in rich chocolate hues and the walls were dark mahogany. It was cool inside and windowless, the room lit by large wall lamps. The atmosphere was hushed, as if they’d entered a museum or library.”

Context: So Taylor got the opportunity to go to Harry Winston’s diamond shop and she was explaining the store as she walked in. She was amazed!

This Makes me Think: I really liked this quote. The reason I picked it was because I really liked how much detail the included. Some people would say that it was really nice, but they described every detail. I also liked when they said the atmosphere was hushed because it just made it sound even more delicate. They also said rich chocolate instead of just brown, which helps you imagine it better.

3.3 Word Nerd

Source: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, by Richard Paul Evans, page 174

Context: “The floors were carpeted in rich chocolate hues and and the walls were a dark mahogany.”

In Their Words:

hue
/(h)yo͞o/
noun
plural noun: hues
  1. a color or shade.
    “verdigris is greenish-yellow in hue”

In My Words: its pretty much just what shade something is.

What’s the Deal with Stories?

Stories have such a big impact on our society. but why? While some may think that they are just silly make believe non-sense, they can actually impact and change someones whole life. Stories can open up your imagination as you imagine the characters in your mind. Reading can help you be more empathetic towards someone. In the article Why Read Stories? By: Cherie Harder, it says, “Not surprisingly, several studies have found that avid fiction readers tend to better understand and empathize with others.” Reading uses the left side of your brain. So, as you can see, stories can have a big impact on our lives.

3.2 Word Nerd

Source: Michael vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, Richard Paul Evans, page 21

Quote: “I reluctantly pulled the covers down.”

In their words”

re·luc·tant·ly
/rəˈləkt(ə)ntlē/
adverb
adverb: reluctantly
  1. in an unwilling and hesitant way.
    “he reluctantly agrees to do his duty”

In My Words: if just means you don’t really want to do it