Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blog Post #7

Connect- Think about any experiences you have had in your life, seen in your community, or that you may have read in other books.  Think about how they relate to what has happened in your book.  Write a paragraph, approximately 150 words long, explaining how the story relates to you and/or the rest of the world.

My story relates to me and my world because the main character Janie, is going through something that not many people have to handle. Janie relates to me because she has a very good imagination. She thinks a lot like I do, and she imagines things with situations that I can relate to sometimes. My story relates to the world somehow because Janie was kidnapped, and that is unfortunately something that happens in my world as well. The thing that makes it different though, is that Janie knows about it. Her kid napping family knows about it. Her REAL family knows about it. Yet, Janie is still with her kid napping family. Her real family isn't even trying to do anything to get her back. Plus, Janie doesn't even want to leave. They just let her stay, because they don't want her to feel so many different things if she goes back with her real family. To me, that's weird. I understand why they're doing what they're doing but I'm just comparing it to myself and what I would do. This is a very interesting story so far, and I'm VERY curious to find out what happens in the end.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Post #6

Definitions- Choose five unfamiliar words and define them.  If you know all of the words: find five words that you find interesting, define them, and describe why you think they are interesting.

 Word: Expediency               Page #: 74

Definition: The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

2.    Word: Profusely               Page #: 134
         Definition: To a great degree; in large amounts.

3.    Word: Consternation               Page #: 136
         Definition: Feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

4.    Word: Crass              Page #: 158

Definition: Lacking sensitivity, refinement, or intelligence.

5.    Word: Tacit                Page #: 178

Definition: Understood or implied without being stated.

6.    Word: Bemoaning                Page #: 181
Definition: Express discontent or sorrow over (something).

7.    Word: Revelry               Page #: 210

Definition: Lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol.

8.    Word: Covert               Page #: 217
Definition: Not openly acknowledged or displayed.

Blog Post #4

"Before he went to sleep, though, he wanted to check out the early Christmas present he had opened after dinner. A short time later he began to shudder uncontrollably. He clenched his fists so tightly that his fingernails sliced into his palms. His muscles spasmed as his body convulsed, and he nearly choked to death on his tongue. When the convulsions stopped, with eyes wide and bloodshot, and lips pulled back in a grotesque expression that was definitely not a smile, Chris went into the kitchen, pulled a huge knife from the butcher block, and slaughtered his entire family as they slept."

Write a short paragraph (five sentences) about why you chose this passage.

I chose this passage because when I read it it definitely caught my eye. It changed my whole attitude on the book because this is the first really big thing that has happened in the book. It had me wondering what his Christmas gift was and if this was the reason he went crazy. I also like the description in the passage because I feel like I was looking at Chris and watched his every move. I was very shocked to read this because the whole book is very calm and this changed everything dramatically.

Blog Post #3

1. Why didn't Jenna and Priya get scared when the found out that the "visitor" was there?
2. Who is John Gage?
3. What did Priya's parents think when they found out that she quit college?
4. Why was Priya acting so normal around Moira and Noah when they had some tension between them?
5. Why would Moira allow her 15 year old sister around her old high school friends with alcohol there? Why would she leave her by herself around her old friends?