On Stealing

Can we just admire Liesel? She steals, but she is pretty good at it; she has to do it to live tho right? She eats pea soup every night, and she doesn’t get enough to feel her up, so she resorts to stealing. She stole some apples, potato’s, and other types of fruits. I think she is doing it to live and not eat the same thing over and over; it is a good thing in this case, the farmers can spare a little food and the kids can be full. Now of course everything comes with consequences good or bad. She already has a guilt for it which is a consequence in it self, she also thru up all the apples she ate.

Are Books dangerous

I think the Nazi’s are so worried about the books people read because there are authors who don’t like them or just people in general who can wright stuff about them bad stuff. Which would hurt Hitler’s Reputation so in order to stop that they need to get rid of the books and what better way than having people burn them in a giant bon fire. Books can be dangerous to some people it could offend their religion or their beliefs, it could also be about them and all the bad things they did which would hurt their reputation even more. 

Book Review 2.1

Information on book: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 457 pages 5 star review.

Summary: Cassiopeia or Cassie is a 16 year old girl in high school, she has a crush on this kid name Ben. Ben is 17 and a popular kid who used to know Cassie as kids on the school bus but she thinks he doesn’t remember her. Cassie also has a little brother named Samuel but goes by Sam, Sam is a young boy in about third grade who is shy and chill. Her mom died with the second wave and her father insists on staying in the house and  not running like everyone else. On the first wave took all the power and electricity out so no more electronics or light. Her rest of her and her family flee to a safe house inside the woods only to get attacked again. Her brother gets taken and she is set on finding him and bring him back home. Mean while her brother gets put in military training to stop the invasion he is assigned to a squad rent which just happen to have Ben.

 

The thing i would change: I would changed how they ended the book i don’t like it one bit.

 

Review 5 stars it is really good i like the over all story a bunch.

 

I would recommend it over to anyone over the age of 13 just because of the language and the detail.

What i think about the book thief so far

I really like it because it is challenging and this is my second time reading it and it is already making more sense to me then not. I think my favorite part of re reading this book is no matter how many times you read it or re read it each time you open it up and start over you get a new perspective on the book and it is like opening a whole new book. I also really like the way it seems like a fantasy book but then it’s about world war 2 and this girls who is struggling to fit in with her new life. Big books don’t scare me i love reading them which is weird because instead of me leading away from it i am drawn into the book.  

What would it be like?

To be honest I don’t know how it would feel too loose everything my family my home friends i don’t but i know what it feels like to loose someone close to me my cousin but even then he is not my immediate family. This would absolutely kill me. It would hurt  me a lot and if i survived physically well i would be depressed really depressed because well i already am depressed. This has to be terrible let alone she is only a kid wow. she just watched her brother die and at his funeral her mom walked away and she never saw her again, now she is forced to live with a family who she does not  know by herself in a new city with a new school and even a new family that would suck.

What Do i look for in a good character

To be honest there have been a few times when i felt deeply for a character but i am going to talk about how John Green wrote my favorite book The Fault in our stars the character that would keep me reading if the plot wasn’t as amazing as it is would probably be Gus. When John first introduced Gus he mad him a curios character the way he was looking at hazel who is the main character in this book it got me hooked on this book so fast. When the worst part in the book  struck me when gus found out his caner was back it makes me cry to see this beautiful angle like being so perfect and Dorky and my perfect character. In every character I think there needs to be a challenge and a story behind them they have to have a personality that is not common and they need to make the reader want to keep reading but most importantly i think they need to have something the reader can connect to.

Book Review of a Monster Calls

In class we just finished watching the movie and the book both which were really good although i would say i liked the book better.

A Monster calls is about a boy named Connor who’s mom has cancer he is a 12-14 year old boy his dad left him and his mom when he was only 5 and moved to america. Ever since his mom started getting treatments about 8 months ago he has been having the reoccurring dream about him loosing his mom now he won’t admit that she won’t make it out alive but who does make it out alive no one we all die? So one night when he is sleeping a monster comes but it is no Connors monster from his dream but the yew tree in his back yard who comes to tell him three tales and Connor has to tell him the fourth tale about his dream. Connor at school also gets bullied by mean people who beat him up. I think the monster was his imagination to help him over come the fact that his mom is dying i really wish they would’ve told us.

This is a very popular book and movie and i think that the reason why is because it gives the reader/ watcher an emotional connection with the character you can connect to him some how maybe you have some one who is dying from cancer or school is hard for you or something like that i would give it a 5 star review.

Not being seen

I think connor wants to be seen to show that ya his mom is dying, but hey he still is a kid and he doesn’t need to be babied by everyone. Yes he is pushing away the only person who cares about him but she was the one who let everyone know about his mom. If he got in trouble then it makes him feel normal cause he doesn’t get special attention cause well he got in trouble. He pushes everyone away cause he needs to think about it and he doesn’t want to be babied by everyone and made fun of by everyone cause no one wants that.

Stories don’t always have a happy ending

Why do we read sad story’s? well we read them so we can feel a  connection with them we always think they will walk away happy. But we are taught that from a young age with with all the fairy tales that end i and they all lived happily ever after. When they don’t it takes are understanding to a whole new level and introduces us to a whole new world. Of course we get shocked when they don’t end that way but after a while you start to expect it. I think the point of sad story’s is well to make you feel real and to show that hey these things happen in real life.

Belief

I think that the Parson did give up his beliefs to easily for his daughters because if you believe something you will never stop believing it for one bad thing that happens then you just would throw it away that’s not right. Because bad things are always bound to happen to people weather they deserve it or not they do. To believe in something it means that you will do anything to stay with that thing you believe thru better or worse times and if you just give it up it shows you don’t believe in it to well. This has to do with Connor because he needs to stay true to his beliefs to get thru this.