I think that Max wants Liesel to know that her words are powerful. The tree in the story represents Liesel and her words, thoughts, and ideas. And that’s why it is constantly growing more and more. Words have more power than we think, and when we use them right they can change the mindset of tons of people. Like Hitler was voted into his position just by using the right words that the Germans want to hear. The story said that he didn’t even have to weapons, he just had to use his words, he just had to make people believe that his words were the right ones. And then you have Liesel who sees right through him.
What I Read: I read Paper Towns by John Green. The book is young adult fiction, and also mystery. And had 305 pages. This was a pretty good book, so I give it a 8.5/10. I would have been better but it was kinda slow and took me long to read.
How It Starts: After being childhood best friends that had drifted apart, Margo shows up one night at Quentin’s window. Little does Quentin know that this would be a night that he would never forget. Margo and Q pull an all niter where they are determined to get revenge on all of the people that did Margo wrong.
How It Gets Complicated: Towards the end of the night Margo says something kind of weird to Q, she says “I. Will. Miss. Hanging. Out. With. You.” At first Q just brushes it off like she hadn’t said anything, until he realizes that Margo had gone missing after he hadn’t seen her at school for the last couple of days.
What I Liked: I liked how this book made you want to keep reading with every chapter that passed. It always made me feel like I was apart of the story and right there trying to find Margo.
What I Disliked: I feel like whenever I thought that Q was so close to solving the mystery, the author throws another curve ball at you. When he finds a clue, it brings you back to square one. I makes you kind of lose all hope and then they throw another clue at you.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to girls who love mystery books and who likes big shocking events.
Source: Paper Towns by John Green, Page 167
Quote: “It was profoundly creepy to see desktop after desktop with the same unmarked calendar: February 1986. February 1986. February 1986. June 1986. February 1986. I spun around and shone the light on a desk in the very center of the room the calendar had been changed to June, I leaned in close and looked at the paper of the calendar, oping to see a jagged edge where previous months had been torn off or some marks on the page where a pen had pushed through the paper, but there was nothing different from the other calendars, save the date.”
Context: Quentin the main character is still looking for Margo, but this time he has found a clue. As he was looking through the building for his soon to come clue he comes upon all these desks. All are the same except for one. This one has slight changes but enough for Q to figure out that someone had been there. And it was not some random person it was Margo
This Makes Me Think: I chose this quote because I think that some clues in our life can lead us to the ultimate treasure. This could be a person or it could be an actual treasure chest. In this case, it is leading Q one step closer to finding Margo. Margo always leaves specific clues for Q that only he can find. This gets his one step closer to his final goal.
What I Read: I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It is a young adult fiction book. And it has 306 pages. And i give this book a 8.5/10.
How It Starts: The book starts off with the main character Madeline Whittier. She likes to read and in her books she has a reward when found page. Sometimes the rewards are fanciful and sometimes not so much. But the rewards don’t matter because there is no one who needs reminding to return a book, because no one can borrow them anyway. Madeline or Maddy for short has a rare condition called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SKID, which means she’s allergic to the outside word or anything that has been outside. She hadn’t really wanted to go outside until she meets Olly, the boy next door. She falls for him, but can’t meet him because she is sick, and she had never wanted to go outside more. Until Carla (Maddy’s nurse) finds out what the situation is and brings Olly to meet Maddy for the first time.
How It Gets Complicated: Maddy realizes that she’s not living, she’s just thriving. She wants to live her life not run away from it by staying inside. So she decides that she’s done not living and she took a leap in faith hoping that she wouldn’t fall or you know die. So she bought plane tickets for her and Olly to go to Hawaii together.
What I liked: I liked the story and how it developed from the main character being scared of living and so dependent on her mom and on Carla, to her being independent and ready for any challenge that she was faced with.
What I disliked: I don’t have many things that I disliked.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a developing story. A story where the main character starts off scared of life, and ends with the character wanting nothing but to live.
Source: Paper Towns By John Green, Page 121
Context: “A few minutes later, as I glanced toward the clock for only the thirty-seventh time, I saw Ben Starling standing outside the classroom door, a hall pass in his hand, dancing a spastic jig
In Their Words:
In My Words: Moving in a not so elegant way.
Source: Paper Towns by John Green, Page 153
Context: “You’re being kind of cavalier about it”
In Their Words:
In My Words: Thinking they’re better then everyone else
Source: Paper Towns by John Green, Page 175
Context: “Maybe she had sat here in the cacophonous darkness and felt some kind of desperation take over, and maybe she found it impossible to unthink the thought of death. I could imagine that, of course.”
In Their Words:
In My Words: A really loud sound.
Source: Paper Towns by John Green, Page 216
Context: When I was a kid I would look at atlases, and just the looking was kind of like being somewhere else.”
In Their Words:
In My Words: A book with tons of maps of the world and different countries around the world.
Source: Paper Towns by John Green, Page 257
Context: “Q, it’s not so melodramatic as that. She’s a secretary at a law firm- look how she’s dressed.”
In Their Words:
of, like, or befitting melodrama.
exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.