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Characters of Dead Girls Don’t Lie

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Major Character: The major character in the book or movie is the most important. This character moves the storyline or the plot. They are in every scene in the book or movie. This person “drives” the whole story. In my book the major character is Jaycee. She “drives” the story and decides whether or not she wants to do this or that and if she wants to trust the person. She also changes the plot.

Minor Character: The minor character is still important, but not as big and important as the major character. They do NOT move the storyline. In my book, Dead Girls Don’t Lie, the minor character is Skyler. Skyler is Jaycee’s boyfriend. He wants to help Jaycee find out what happened to Rachel so he gives her pictures and drives her places she needs to go. He is loyal to her and would do nothing to hurt her. But she then finds out something horrible about him in the end.

Static Characters: These character do NOT change. They are stereotypes. This person stays the same-good or bad. For example; In Harry Potter, Voldemort is a static character. He doesn’t change. Voldemort’s not all of the sudden going to change and be a goody-goody person. The static characters in my book is Jaycee’s dad. He does not change. He works hard, takes care of Jaycee really well, and he sets jsut the right limits for her. She breaks them anyway, so she can find who did this to Rachel.

Dynamic characters: Dynamic characters have a mix of good and bad characteristics. In Dead Girls Don’t Lie, one of the dynamic characters is Eduardo. He carries a gun and was part of a really dangerous gang in California, but he still wants to help Jaycee since he was friends with Rachel.

Protagonist: A protagonist wants change or is the good guy. But not in every book the protagonist is the good guy. In my book the protagonist is the good guy/girl. Jaycee wants to find out how her best friend, Rachel, died, but she can’t get caught by the gang that killed Rachel.

Antagonist(s): The antagonists are against change. This doesn’t make them a bad guy, but if it is a fantasy book, it does make them a bad guy. The antagonists in Dead Girls Don’t Lie is the gang- the Cempoalli. They do not want Jaycee to find out how Rachel died, so they spray paint her house and wreck her room while she wasn’t there, to try and scare her to stop trying to figure it out.

Nemisis: Nemisis is something you can’t really defeat, like disease or something. Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, but did he defeat evil? No. In my book the Nemisis is the sadness that Rachel died. Jaycee is sad and scared and Rachel’s mom is so sad and you can’t really defeat that.

Sidekick: The sidekick is someoe you can depend on to be one specific way. They are loyal to the major character. In Dead Girls Don’t Lie, the sidekick is Skyler. He is loyal to Jaycee and would do anything to help her. He wouldn’t try to hurt her either. Until the end. He doesn’t do it to hurt her, but he can’t handle living like that and he can’t live without her, so he tries to take both of them. It is really complicated, so you’ll have to read it!

Setting

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Locale: The location of my book was set in a dry, small town where there wasn’t very many people. And everybody trusted each other. Or so they thought. They had a public lake, and stores, and places where people can work, but compared to other towns or small cities this one was a little smaller. Only by a little.

 

Time of Year: The time of year was summer. The main character in my book went to the lake a lot. She also went running in short shorts and tank tops. She would go to parties at night and walk there with a t-shirt and shorts. This gave me clues that it was summer. You can tell what the time of year is when you look at what they’re wearing, what they are doing in their free time and other little clues like that.

 

Climate: The climate was hot in my book. I can tell because the characters all wore t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and their hair was usually up and out of their face. Many of the characters went to the lake in the middle of their town and swam for a while. All of these clues come together and tell me that it is summer and it is hot.

 

Mood/Atmosphere: Mood is basically the atmosphere of the narrative. Different setting can affect the mood of the story. The book I read is called Dead Girls Don’t Lie.  This book was set in a little, dry town where not very many people lived. My book had a really eery feeling to it, a sense of creepy and that feel of “something is not right.” In every chapter of my book, there were all of these feelings squished into it.

 

 

Parent Teacher Conference

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Dear Mom and Dad,

In 24 days my book report is due and everyone in the class is reading their own book.  In class we read for 20 minutes and I just barely finished my book Dead Girls Don’t Lie. I read outside of class and in class. It did not take me long to finish-about a week. I will be ready for my book report and will start working on it soon. If you want to know more about my book, here is a link.

During class I am on task and I am pretty helpful to those around me. The people around me are not a distraction-they are very helpful too! I am sometimes distracted to one person around me, but it doesn’t usually take long for him to be quiet.

I currently have all blue scores, which means I have an A. If it is blue it means the scores are above average. If the score is colored green it means your scores are average, if the score is colored yellow-below average, and red means the scores you have are below average or you didn’t turn something in. Here is the picture of the cover of the book I am reading.

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Declare Your Book

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The title of my book is called Dead Girls Don’t Lie. I chose this book because this book looked like a mystery and that is my favorite genre. This book attracted me because I saw the title- Dead Girls Don’t Lie. I love murder mysteries and I am assuming this is one because of a word in the title-Dead.

I found this book on Mrs. Phippen’s shelf. She presented a lot of books to us-including this one before I found it. When she presented this one she looked more excited than the rest of the books she had presented. Mrs. Phippen then told us when we should have our books here and this one was on my mind from the start.

The author of my book is named Jennifer Shaw Wolf. She enjoys running, skiing and bridge jumping (an activity she did when she was younger). Jennifer also grew up on a little farm in a little town in Wilford, Idaho. She has four kids and currently lives in Olympia Washington. Here is a link to her website.http://www.jennifershawwolf.com/

Dead Girls Don’t Lie was published in 2013 by Scholastic.Inc. When a book is published by Scholastic it tends to have a paper back cover and cheap ink and paper. Even though it has cheap ink and paper it is a great book so far!Image result  (this is my real post…i messed up the link on the first one)

Declare your book

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The title of my book is called Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.  I chose this book because this book looked like a mystery and that is my favorite genre. I also chose it because it’s a murder mystery. This book attracted me because I saw the title, Dead Girls Don’t Lie. I love murder mysteries and I am assuming that this is one because of a word in the title-Dead. I found this book on Mrs. Phippen’s shelf. She presented a lot of books to us including this one before I found it. When she presented this one she looked really excited. Mrs. Phippen then told us when we should have our books here and this one was on my mind from the start.

The author of Dead Girls Don’t Lie is named Jennifer Shaw Wolf. She enjoys running and skiing. Jennifer also grew up on a little farm in a little town in Wilford, Idaho. She has four kids and currently lives in Olympia, Washington. Here is the link to her website-htt

This book was published in 2013 by Scholastic.Inc. When a book is published by Scholastic it tends to have cheap ink, paper, and a paper back cover. Even though it has cheap paper and ink it is a great book so far! Dead Girls Don't Lie

 

 

 

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