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In my book, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, the main character named Jacob Portman lives in Florida. At the very beginning of the book it says that it is a tiny bit foggy outside, but this is because it is night time. Other than that, it is always very sunny and warm in Florida. Even though it is very sunny and that makes most people happy, it doesn’t make Jacob happier because his grandpa died.

Jacob leaves Florida after his grandpa dies and he goes to a remote island off the coast of Wales. The island is first described as very very foggy, all he could see was gray.It is mostly just foggy and cloudy there. It also sometimes rains there.  Also it is very murky and swampy with gross plants and swamp.

But after discovering the old childrens home, he follows a girl into a hole and when he comes out, he discovered the loop, which took him back in time. On the island back in time, all the swamps are gone so it is just grassy, and it is all sunny and not stormy at all.

Casting the Characters

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The book I’m reading is Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children. For the main character, Jacob Portman, I would chose the actor Levi Miller. Because in the book it says “We all knew perfectly well I was turning 16″ This actor is 15 and will be turning 16 this year. The book also says,” I became subject to acute stress reaction after witnessing  grandfather’s death” And I think that this actor would do well portraying his personality.



The next character is Emma Bloom. For this character I would cast the actress Olivia Cooke, because in the book it says,”She wore s simple white dress and a hard expression, her face strikingly pretty.” And I think Olivia Cooke is really pretty. Also in the book she has fire powers, and Olivia’s hair is slightly red, and I think it fits perfectly. In the book it also describes her with “wavy hair”.



The third character I’m doing is Miss Peregrine. For her I chose actress Vera Farmiga. In my book it says,”The image was so strange, and yet it was nothing like my grandfather’s pictures. There were no tricks here. It was just a woman—a woman smoking a pipe.” If if was anything but serious he would have believed he was dreaming, so I think that this actress would be good with that. In the book it also says,”She was dressed head to toe in black” and I think she would look good in black. The book also says,”Her hair was pinned in a perfectly round knot atop her head” And Vera has long enough hair to pin it in a bun.



For the next character, Grandpa Portman, I would choose Ian Mckellen. Because in the book it says, “My grandfather was getting old, and frankly he was starting to lose it.” Ian Mckellen is 78 years old so I think he would be good for it. It also says, ” I begged him to regale me with stories whenever I saw him.” I think that this actor would be good at telling all the stories about the children. And also it says, “He encouraged me by spending afternoons at my side hunched over maps of the world.” Ian mckellen I think looks like he would be good for an explorer.

Term 4 blog post

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For term 4, I chose to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I chose it because I got it for Christmas a few years ago, but I haven’t read it. Also it looks really good and everyone who has read it likes it a lot. The main character named Jacob, and he is 16 years old

This book was written for teens, it is young adult fiction, but anyone can read it. On amazon it doesn’t have an age range, but is does say that this book is for teens and adults. It is in the teen category though. One reason why I know this, is the size of the words, and the main character in this book is 16 years old.

The author of this book is named Ransom Riggs, he lives in California and writes lots of books. I don’t know of any awards he has won. There was a movie made of this book, it is called the same thing. The movie was released in 2016. This book has won best fiction for young adults. This is the first book in a whole series of books.

My reading: A Self Evaluation

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I actually really like to read. I have a lot of my own books and whenever I’m bored I just read. The reading index test is kind of stressful, but I always get a good score so I actually don’t mind it very much. I have improved a lot since the beginning of the year, at first I got in the 1200’s and this time I got in the 1400’s so I have improved.

For term 3, I liked that the book had some mystery along with magic and humor. I liked this book report the best out of all of them, because we didn’t have to share in front of the whole class, we got to in smaller groups. I also liked how we had time to do some of it in class. What I would have done differently, is I would have tried to make it look a little nicer and I wish I had had a better bag.

The book I have chosen to read in term 4 is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I didn’t choose it based on anyone else, I actually got it for Christmas but I haven’t read it yet. Another reason why I chose this is because it fits the requirements, there’s 343 pages, the main character is sixteen, and it is on my reading level. I plan to do as well as I did in term 3, I had it done on time, and I finished the book at the perfect time.

Call to Adventure

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My ordinary world is probably pretty normal. I go to school everyday from 8:15 to 2:45 and when I get home I do my homework. After that I usually do something with my siblings or watch something with them. When I’m not doing that, I’m usually in my room practicing drawing while I watch TV  or I’m reading. After I eat dinner everyday I have to do my chores like cleaning my room. On Saturdays, I sleep in late and watch TV.

What calls to me is drawing. I really enjoy drawing and I practice a lot to try to get better and better at it. My grandpa is an artist, so he kind of inspires me to draw and to try to be good at it. At school I’m in a drawing class and I like it because I get to be creative and practice my art. When I see art work or pictures on social media I feel like I want to be that good, so most days I practice drawing to get better at it and even though I get discouraged sometimes I keep trying!

My refusal of the call is thinking I’m not good enough at drawing. After awhile of erasing my drawings and fixing then,  and it still doesn’t turn out right or it doesn’t look normal I sometimes get frustrated and I start to think I’m not good enough to pursue art. I have to remind myself sometimes that it takes a lot of practice to be good at it.

My mentor on this adventure, is my grandpa. My grandpa is an artist, and he inspires me and helps me with a lot. He has given me some lessons and is still giving me more. He gives me hints, and shows me things I can do to make my art better. He often travels around to fairs and does caricatures of people, and right after this school year started, over the weekend my family drove up to a fair in Idaho that he was drawing at. I watched him draw people for hours and I learned a lot and had a ton of fun! He has given me caricatures of myself and my family and he gave me a painting that is currently in my room and they inspire me because I remember that it took him a lot of practice and that I can create art like that someday. 


Personal Quest

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Once, I felt that my ring was a lucky charm. I got my ring in the summer before school with my friend. I didn’t wear it a lot because it kind of bothered me with writing on papers because it would hit the desk and make a loud bang. But one day I decided to wear it to school, and I had a math test that day. I ended up getting 100% on that math test and it was a unit that I wasn’t doing very on. So because I did so well on the test I thought that the ring was lucky, and on the next quiz we did I wore it to see if it really was lucky. I didn’t get 100% on it, but I did do very well! On every quiz I wore it, and I got an A in math!

For my next prompt, there was a time that someone made me do something I didn’t want to do and I’m glad they did. So I was at a trampoline park, kind of like hang time, and there was this big foam pit that you could swing into on a rope. My older sister thought it looked so fun, so she went and did it over and over again. I didn’t want to do it with her because I thought that it looked really scary so I was just sitting there watching her. She eventually pushed me into trying it even though I didn’t want to, but I’m really glad she did, because I ended up having a lot of fun!

Term 3 Blog post

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Over Christmas break I slept in almost everyday because I didn’t have to wake up for school. Mostly what I normally did was watch TV or I did puzzles while I listened to music. I also went to see the Greatest Showman twice, I really liked it, then the songs were stuck in my head for the rest of the break. Also I’m obsessed with a video game called Zelda Breath of the Wild, so I played it a lot!

I picked the book The Unwanteds for term 3. I chose my book because I was looking for books in my house and I got this one for Christmas and I thought it looked good. The author is Lisa McMann, she wrote a whole Unwanteds series. She lives in Phoenix with family. Here’s a link to amazon to tell more about her and all her books.  The Unwanteds is from grades  5-8 and it has 416 pages.  I read about it on amazon and Barnes and Noble. Here’s a link to amazon.

For the new year, my resolution is to get better grades in school, especially in math.  And to do my homework more because I was bad at doing my homework last semester.




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Kind, thoughtful, loving

Daughter of Marie and Paul

Who loves stranger things and reading

Who hates bullies and loves kindness

Who fears getting lost, bears, and alligators

Who made it into the accelerated math class

Who wants to experience traveling to new places and wants everyone to be treated with respect

Born in Salt Lake, living in Pleasant Grove


Reader Response to Poetry

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The poem I liked the most was “The Anthem of Awesome” by Sekou Andrews. I really liked this poem because it was expressing that you should be you and to not be like anyone else and that everything about you is just you and you don’t have to be like everybody else. I also really like how optimistic it is about everything and how it really is saying no one is perfect. This poem is like me because I also don’t think people should try to be like anyone else, they should be true to themselves. This poem actually has a lot in common with the theme song I chose, “There’s No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” by Old Dominion, they are both a lot about just being you and no one else. They are both saying also that no one is completely perfect but everyone is as perfect as they can be and that is the best kind of perfect there is.

This picture is of a crowded city street with lots of people walking around or riding a bike. This represents me because no matter who you are or what life your living you are just a person and no one is perfect, everyone is just the same and everyone on this crowded street is going somewhere and has a place to be and is going there. And in the end, everyone is human and none of us are perfect.

End of Term 1

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This term when I read, I think about how long it took me to read my book. I did not feel rushed about reading my book, I even finished my book way earlier than I needed to. I think I did a pretty good good job about how I did it. I finished my book after I read 20 minutes in class a few times then I just went home and finished my book at home. Then I had about a week and a half to think about what project I was going to do, and I ended up doing it on the extra credit day. I think that I would do things about the same next term.

This term when I was  writing I think about blog posts. I thought that the blog posts were an easy way to do all of our writing. Typing is way easier than writing and it’s a lot faster so that you don’t have to spend a really long time writing and your hand doesn’t  hurt after a while like it does when your handwriting. Also it is a lot easier to turn everything in than dealing with a paper that some people might lose or rip, it’s a lot easier to just hit publish and put it in the computer. I don’t think anything should be different about blog posts because it’s a lot easier to do writing.

This terms book report was good. I was thinking about how I spend the time drawing the picture of the trees and the girl, and also how I designed it and I had to to the title of the book it fancy lettering that took me a really long time. I actually really liked how my book report came together, I think it looked pretty good. But if I could change it, I think I would do the drawing of the forest better, I did the best I could have on it but I just wish the forest could have been more detailed, but I’m no artist.

I think that I did a pretty good job this term, and if I could do it over again all I would have changed is that I would have studied for my math quiz. That was a mistake, and I got a c. And I still haven’t gotten my grade all the way back up. But overall, I feel really good about how term 1 went.


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