December 19 2018

Pop Lit epic ending to an Epic Adventure Time™

Hello reader. Here is the Hitler Kermit that Mr. Green has been asking for.

This class is not for the faint of heart. But actually it totally is. If you have a computer, 2 books, and the absence of a social life, then you’ll have no problem with finishing all the requirements. However, if you usually do things then it will be harder to finish all the work in time. I personally have not met anyone that has any form of a social life or parents… so most people should be good. Also if you don’t post a picture on every single one of your blog posts, then I will contact my main man God to smite thee in thine tracks.

Also Mr. Green slams on his desk occasionally.

December 14 2018

On Not Being Seen

I think it would be pretty epic if nobody could see me. I could steal from all the stores, and then move to Argentina to live a happy life with a lovely invisible wife and 3 invisible kids, and a really confused non-invisible dog. But for real I feel bad for Conor because he’s very special and needs a lot of attention because he’s an only child. When Conor summoned the monster Harry should’ve just summoned a rock monster to counter Conor’s tree monster and they could have a monster mash. See what I did there? xd

 

I think Conor needs to be glad he’s invisible to Harry but not his mom, his grandma, or Lily.

December 13 2018

Book Review #2.2 – Turtles all the Way Down

What I read:

Turtles all the Way Down

Author: John Green

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Number of Pages: 286

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

How it starts:

The main character Aza Holmes has OCD. Sometimes when she starts doing something like washing her hands, she can’t stop. This is painful a lot of the time. She really worries about getting an infectious disease and all that jazz. She lives in an apartment with her mom, goes to high school and lives a pretty normal life. She always feels unimportant and thinks of herself like a sidekick to her best friend Daisy. Daisy’s always shadowing Aza, but Aza doesn’t really seem to care.

How it Gets Complicated:

One day Daisy shows Aza that Russel Pickett (a billionaire who lives in the same city) got kidnapped. Aza remembers that she used to be friends with Davis Pickett, the billionaire’s son, and she went to summer camp together when they were 5. Daisy makes Aza investigate by snooping around the Pickett’s huge yard for any clues. The butler who is tending to the yard finds Aza and she has to tell him that she was coming to see Davis. Davis remembered her from summer camp and thought she wanted a relationship. Aza actually starts liking Davis, and it gets complicated.

 

What I liked:

I liked how it went into Aza’s mind to describe her emotions and OCD rather than just stating them.

 

What I disliked:

It felt like just another realistic fiction book, but that’s not to say I didn’t like it.

 

Recommendation:

I would recommend this book to anyone who’s okay with feeling really self-conscious about how many bugs are living on your eyebrows (and it’s a lot, I must say)

 

The End

December 13 2018

Book Review #2.1 – Graffiti Knight

What I read:

Graffiti Knight

Author: Karen Bass

Genre: Historical Fiction

Number of Pages: 282

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟☆☆

 

How it starts:

It starts off with the main character (Wilhelm)’s dad getting beaten by Soviet Policemen out on the street. The story takes place in Southern Germany 2 years after World War II. Wilhelm, his family, and his 2 close friends are all poor and live in apartments. They all struggle to find food with the government taking away most of it. This book really highlights what it was like for former Nazis in Germany after they lost the war. Wilm and his friends are getting tired of the policemen treating them unfairly, 4 of them even raping Wilm’s sister out in the street, and so they all go out in the night and slash the tires on a police car. Wilm likes causing trouble for the Soviet policemen and starts leaving drawings of a stick-man marionette everywhere he makes mischief.

How it Gets Complicated:

While breaking the law with his friends Wilm has some pretty close calls. To make things more complicated Wilm finds that his sister’s old boyfriend has become a police officer and got on his bad side. They used to like each other when he and Wilm’s sister were still together, but they had a pretty tough and offensive break-up, and that left Ernst (the police officer) wanting to catch Wilm doing something wrong. To make things worse, Wilm and his friends go see a movie about the Soviets, and former Hitler Youth start throwing tomatoes at the screen. The police storm into the theater to arrest everyone, and Wilm and his friends try to run out of the theater. His friend Georg isn’t fast enough and gets arrested. Wilm has to make a deal with Ernst to get Georg out of jail that he’s not too happy about.

 

What I liked:

I liked how it really focused on describing the emotions (and hungriness) of Wilm throughout the book. It also did a really good job making me feel in the moment, especially in the really fast-paced parts of the book.

 

What I disliked:

I didn’t like how monotonous the middle got. I felt like there wasn’t much point to including some of the things that the author included towards the middle and even the end. Also, sometimes the dialogue felt really unnatural and I had to read it countless times to understand what the conversation was about.

 

Recommendation:

This book is good for anyone who wants a discount World War II story.

 

The End

December 13 2018

Word Nerd Number 2.12 – Hampered

Hampered

Source:

Graffiti Knight page 239

Context:

Our slow progress, hampered by backtracking, became slower still.

In Their Words:

ham·per2
/ˈhampər/
verb
past tense: hampered; past participle: hampered
  1. hinder or impede the movement or progress of.
    “their work is hampered by lack of funds”
    synonyms: hinderobstructimpedeinhibitretardbalkthwartfoilcurbdelay, set back, slow down, hobble, hold up, interfere with; More

In My Words:

To stop movement

In Pictures:

December 13 2018

Word Nerd Number 2.11 – Haymow

Haymow

Source:

Graffiti Knight page 235

Context:

We cut to the nearest village and took refuge in a haymow inside a sagging barn that housed the scrawniest cow I’d ever seen.

In Their Words:

hay·mow
/ˈhāmō/
noun
  1. a stack of hay.
    • a part of a barn in which hay is stored.

In My Words:

The place where hay is on a farm

In Pictures:

December 13 2018

Word Nerd Number 2.10 – Derelict

Derelict

Source:

Graffiti Knight page 225

Context:

Karl pointed out noises behind us in a derelict factory with no windows or doors

In Their Words:

der·e·lict
/ˈderəˌlikt/
adjective
  1. in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect.
    “the cities were derelict and dying”
    synonyms: damneddoomedlost, condemned to hell; More

     noun
  1. a person without a home, job, or property.
    “derelicts who could fit all their possessions in a paper bag”
    synonyms: trampvagrantvagabond, down and out, homeless person, drifterMore

In My Words:

In bad shape

In Pictures:

December 13 2018

Word Nerd Number 2.9 – Tutted

Tutted

Source:

Graffiti Knight page 220

Context:

Frau Rohrbach patted both their backs and tutted.

In Their Words:

tut-tut
/ˌtətˈtət/
verb
past tense: tutted; past participle: tutted
  1. make such an exclamation.
    “Aunt Mary tut-tutted at all the goings-on”

In My Words:

Something to say for moving people along

In Pictures: