My call to Adventure

My “Ordinary World” is that I wake up at 6 a.m. to go running, after that I get ready for school and at 7:50 I’m on my way to school. After school I take my two dogs, Paris and tank, out for a walk for a half an hour. Then I practices my violin for another half an hour.  Then I’m free to do anything I want.

My call was when I started to write a book with my two friends. I started telling them about something I had made up in my heard when I couldn’t sleep. And they thought it was really good. And they said we should write it down.

The refusal was that I thought that it was stupid and I said that it would never happen but when my friend went home and started to write what she could remember and told me that I had to come up with more.

Ciara is the friend that helped me with most of it, because she would go back and fix the spelling and added some detail.

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Personal Quest

Experiences that have made me feel more adult? Last year we got in a car crash and my mom hurt her shoulder and wrist and had to have a surgery on both of them. So for a half of the year I made dinner every night and did the laundry, all of the cleaning, and most every thing that my mom would have done. I was the mom of the house and I don’t think my brother liked that.

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Two of my talents are both in music, I’m in the chamber choir and the other is playing the violin in Orchestra. I love music so much, so when I got to the Jr High I had to take both of them, I couldn’t choose one or the other. Everyone says that music helps people. And that made me love it even more. To see everyone’s faces after a concert is so fulfilling.

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Christmas break

Over the Christmas break I had at least 5 sleepover with my 2 friends and watch a ton of Christmas shows. On Christmas day after we opened all of the presents we went up to see my grand parents on the way there I wrote a Christmas story to go along with the short book I’m writing. Then, the next day we went up to my grandma Walker’s house to have the Family Christmas party.  The most exiting part of the break was last Saturday when we went to look at some puppy’s and my mom let me get one, and I named her Paris.

The next book I’m reading is Sky Jumpers 2. I read the first book and I really liked it. The Author of the book is Peggy Eddleman. The reading level of my book is 3-8.

  
My resolution is that I will try to have everything trend in on time. And that I’ll keep my grade up at an A.

Reader Response

I like, “The Anthem of Awesome” By Sekou Andrews.  I like that she says that she is prefect and beautiful in her own way.  And that there will be something to pursue and celebrate.  I like that this poem was easy to read and understand.  This is like me because I’m perfect and beautiful in my own way and that I have my own story to tell.  This poem is not like my theme song.

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This picture is like me because I’m adventurous and like to try new things even if it’s hard. I’m fun and out going, and would do anything to do stuff like riding horses, skydiving, and anything that is fun.

End of term 1

      This term, when I read, I tried to focus on my book but the people around me talk some times. It took me the entire time you gave us to finish my book, I felt rushed because I’m not a fast reader and I didn’t like my book so I was reluctant to read at home. And if I would have read at home it would have been easier and next quarter I’ll read at home.
     When I do the posts, I get to find stuff I don’t look for when I’m just reading. What was hard, is that we work more on the computers then paper, because I like writing on paper. I wish we would have had more time to do the blog posts.
     I like that we had a lot of different variety in the reports and that we got to choose which one we wanted to do. I wish I would have remembered to use quotes. I would start earlier and use more quote.

Symbolism

The object of my book, the Hundredth Queen, is the vials of toxins.  It symbolizes her trying to stay normal, so that she will not be noticed by any of the benefactors.  She wants to stay and become part of the sisterhood.  When she has to leave the sisterhood, she is given enough toxins to last her a long time.  But while she is traveling, most of the vials are broken and she is running out of time.

The front of my book is scarlet red.  It shows her hand with the symbols of marriage tattooed in henna on her skin.  She is holding one of the vials of toxins that she has to take to keep her powers from overtaking her.  The vials of toxins is the most important because they will kill her if they find out she has powers.  I think that is why it is on the front cover.  They made the cover for girls/women.  No, I wouldn’t change the cover because it represents the book well.

The theme of my book is to fight to survive.  The author is always saying that they have to fight so that they can survive in the lifestyle of the palace.  That is the whole reason that they have rank tournaments.  They will fight to the death for the rank so that they have a better chance of surviving.

Plot

The plot structure of The Hundredth Queen is an adventure. An adventure plot follows a character, or characters, who are trying to find a way to complete different goals. This book follows the main character, Kalinda, as she tries to accomplish varying different goals. Her main goal is to win the rank tournament. The rank tournament is a battle between other wives of the Rajah to become the most powerful wife. Her other goals depend on her winning the rank tournament, because if she loses she dies and cannot accomplish anything else.

The rank tournament is the main conflict, because her life depends on winning it. The ninety-nine other wives that Kalinda has to fight against are her biggest obstacle to winning. The other conflicts she faces are having to rescue her friend Jaya and her body guard Deven. To accomplish her goal of rescuing her friend and body guard, she must first complete her goal of winning the rank tournament.

My favorite part of The Hundredth Queen is when she is battling The Bhuta. The Bhuta are a group of people with special abilities like controlling fire and the weather.  One of the Bhuta finds Kalinda and a girl she is traveling with.  He tells her that she has the power of fire too and she gets mad at him for saying that.  While she was trying to come to terms with this new information, the Bhuta disappears.

Main Characters

The Hundredth Queen

       The main protagonist is Kalinda. She was left  on the doorstep of a temple of the Brotherhood, and taken to become a member of the Sisterhood.  The main antagonist is Rajah, Tarek,  who chooses Kalinda to fight to become his one hundredth wife. Her sidekick is her body guard Deven. Deven saves her from being discovered sneaking into lower levels of the temple, and is then assigned to be her body guard and take her back to the palace.

           Kalinda is the most major character. Everything in the book is about her and the people closest to her. We are seeing everything happen from Kalinda’s point of view. We area also following the events that are happening to her directly. She is trying to change her fate of having to battle and become the wife of Tarek.

       The main antagonist is the Rajah, Tarek. He is trying to force Kalinda to fight to become his one hundredth wife to follow the rules of the gods. These rules say if she wins her fights she is chosen to become the Rajah’s wife. Natesha is another antagonist chosen to fight against Kalinda to become the Rajah’s hundredth wife. Tarek is the nemesis, he is the Rajah forcing the major characters to battle each other to become his wife.

 

 

Main/major characters- The people the book is based on

minor characters- are characters that help the book to progress but are less important than the main charaters

static/flat- people that do not change during the book

dynamic/round characters- people who are talked about more and change as the story progresses

protagonist- the person who wants change

antagonist- the person who tries to stop change

nemesis- someone that is evil and difficult to stop

sidekick- person who helps the protagonist

Setting

The setting of my book starts in the Alpana mountains. The mountains are very jagged,”Like wolverine fangs”. The peaks are high, “They tear in to the sky”.  After she is taken to become Queen they have to travel to the Bhavya Desert.

It is winter up in the mountains, the air is icy cold. It is snowing all the time. The cold seeps through the thick stones of the ancient temple walls. As they descend the mountains the rocks are replaced with trees and snow is replaced with dirt. When they reach the desert she describes it as, “a scorched abyss of burnt-orange knolls stretching to every horizon”.

The mood is tense. It starts right off with her practicing her fighting skills. And then being upset when the carriage arrives for the claiming. It only intensifies after she is picked to become the 100th queen and taken away. It gets even worse because she has to battle with the other wives for her spot.

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conference

Dear Mom,

I’m reading The Hundredth Queen. I have made it to chapter 6-page 47 . Out of those 20 minutes I read in class, I’m reading 100% of the time. I can read about 3 pages in the 20 minutes. I need to read 10 a day to finish on time. I have a book report due on October 11.

During class, we are working on our blogs or learning different genres of books the teacher recommends reading. I help people around me if I can. I am on task when we are reading and making a post.

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