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What you need to know before signing up for the Pop Lit course

A lot of teachers can be fun and you end up learning nothing. But this class you actually learn and interact with other students and enjoy being there at the same time. I sound like a commercial ad. But in… Continue Reading →

Book Review 2.2

What I Read: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern. It’s a young adult novel. It has 343 pages and I give It a 3 out of 5 stars rating. How it starts: This book is mainly about the two main characters,… Continue Reading →

Deep Thinker 2.6

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 241.  Quote: “For what it’s worth, you showed me something, Ultraviolet – there is such a thing as a perfect day.” Context: Finch and Violet sneak out and spend all day together, ending up… Continue Reading →

Deep Thinker 2.5

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 286.  Quote: Finch: “I do it because it reminds me to be here, that I’m still here and I have a say in the matter.” Context: Finch found this support group for teens… Continue Reading →

Deep Thinker 2.4

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 277. Quote: “I am disappearing. Maybe I’m already gone.” Context: Finch describes his anxiety and depression as quicksand. Past these few chapters, this is where he starts to sink deeper into that quicksand. In… Continue Reading →

Word Nerd 2.12

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 284. Context: “I want to get away from the stigma they all clearly feel just because they have an illness of the mind as opposed to, say, an illness of the lungs or… Continue Reading →

Word Nerd 2.11

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 304. Context: “as a black hole passes through space, it engulfs everything that comes too close to it,” In their words: “to swallow up in or as in a gulf; submerge:” https://www.dictionary.com/browse/engulf?s=t In my words: to swallow up in… Continue Reading →

Word Nerd 2.10

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 304.  Context: “black holes are the remnants of former stars; they’re so dense that not even light can escape; they lurk inside every galaxy; they’re the most destructive force in the cosmos;” In… Continue Reading →

Word Nerd 2.9

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 304.  Context: “With the cameras rolling, he walks toward the center describing Einstein’s general theory of relativity and goes into some facts,” In their words: “Physics. a theory, formulated essentially by Albert Einstein, that all motion must be defined relative to a frame of reference and that space and time are relative, rather than absolute concepts: it consists of two principal parts.”  In my words: A theory by Albert Einstein. … Continue Reading →

Word Nerd 2.8

Source: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, page 104.  Context: “Decca, as usual, is eating like a small, ravenous horse, and for once I’m doing my share of shoveling it in.” In their words: “extremely hungry; famished; voracious:” – https://www.dictionary.com/browse/ravenous In my words: Really Hungry.  

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