The Power of Words.2

I feel like words have the greatest control over people, so in Max’s book I think he made perfect symbolism for words. There are certain people – word shakers – who understand the words and know what to say. It kinda made me think about…

Secret Secrets Are No Fun; Secret Secrets Hurt Someone

I think it is really important for all of these characters to keep these kind of secrets. I think so because it is a major key to their safety. If anyone, even anyone you trust find’s these secrets out, then that can lead to harm…

The Machinations that Wheel Us There

I think it is important to believe what the narrator says about Rudy and Leisel and the bombs. I think so because if it ends completely different, and the narrator lied to us about this, then what is the whole point in telling us in…

Max Abandoned His Family

In my opinion I think it was sad that he had to let his family off without him. But at least he saved himself. I don’t really know what to think about it, though. I mean he does have another family that he is going…

On Stealing

When Leisel steals a book, I notice how secretive, yet important it is to her. Throughout the book she seems more and more determined to learn to read. When Leisel is taking a book she may also be filled with paranoia, because the consequences at…

Are books dangerous?

I pretty much think that the German people are so worried about the books and think that they are dangerous is because they can confuse the mind and make people do things that the Germans don’t want them to. But for me personally, I think…

Word Nerd 1.12 -Exasperation

Source: Strangelets Context: “English please!” Declan said with exasperation. Definition: a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance. In my words: when your feeling annoyed or irritated.  

Deep Thinker 1.4

source: Strangelets quote: “The many worlds theory,” Nico said in a hushed voice. “Exactly.” Bruder looked please. “So you retained something, at least.” “English please!” Declan said with exasperation. context: In this whole part the three kids finally find someone else, and they figure out what…

Word Nerd 1.11 – Iridescence

Source: Strangelets by Michelle Gagon Context: It was like nothing she’d ever seen: covered in greenish-brown fur, with a hint of iridescence at the tips, as if a giant praying mantis had mated with an alligator. In their words: a lustrous rainbowlike play of color caused by differential…

Word Nerd 1.10 – Involuntarily

Source: Strangelets Context: Sophie shivered involuntarily. “Eighty percent of the people died?” In their words: without will or conscious control. In my words: Not willing to say or take action.