AUgust 30th, 2017-Reading log #1//echo by pam Munoz//Topic Choice #1-Characters
In the book Echo by Pam Munoz, there are many embellished characters: Otto, one of the main characters is curious, bookworm. According to the prologue, it states, "Otto looked up from the book. He'd been so absorbed in the story that he'd forgotten the hide-and-seek game!" This provides the reader with context about his characteristics. Moreover, the prologue also states, "Otto raised his head to see who spoke, but saw only the fluttering of shadows through the trees. Whimpering, he stood, taking hesitant steps until he came upon a procession of fir trees that formed an immense circle." This states that Otto was curious to see who was behind the trees, so he hesitantly went to go peer behind the trees. It also illustrates that Otto was curious to know who Eins, Zwei, and Drei were by asking, "Who...who are you?" Otto is a young, curious, bookworm who gets lost in the forest while playing hide-and-seek with his friends who needs to find out the ending of a story involving three sisters.
SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2017-reading log #2//Counting by 7s by holly goldberg sloan//Topic CHoice #3-PLot
An important scene from Counting by 7s is when Willow, the main protagonist, is being dropped off at her house by Dell Duke, a school counselor, and spots a police car on her driveway. At first she thinks someone broke into the vacant house next door, but then she realizes if it was for the neighbors it wouldn't parked in her driveway. This scene is important because it introduces the readers to one of the main conflict. When the car Willow is in gets nearer her whole body becomes tense, she is silent. This scene takes place during the rising action. When the police officer states,"There's been an accident."(8) Willow thinks to herself,"And after that in whispers comes the news that the two people I loves most in the world are gone forever. No. No. No. No. No. No. No."(8) This quote shows that Willow is shocked and sad when she learns her parents are dead. I predict that she will be adopted and bullied by her peers. Another important scene from the book is when Willow has a flashback to the time when she was in preschool. When flashbacks to the time she was in preschool her teacher, Mrs. King, asked Willow, "Willow, How does this book make you feel?" Willow then responds, "It makes me feel really bad. The moon can't hear someone say s goodnight; it is two hundred thirty-five thousand miles away. And bunnies don't live in houses. And I don't think the artwork is very interesting."(17) This quote indicates that Willow is a very intellectual girl. Another quote that suggests that Willow is very smart is when Willow states that, "But really making you read the book makes me feel bad because mostly because I know it means you are going to make lie down on the floor- and germs there could make us sick. There's a thing called salmonella and it is very dangerous. Especially to kids."(18) I predict that in the next chapter Willow will talk about her new school and how she is doing in school.
October 19th, 2017-Reading Log #3 // Coffee With Mozart By Julian Rushton//Topic Choice #1-characters
Before I start my reading log, I just wanted to let you know that the author states,"The dialogues offered in this book are fiction..." . Even though the dialogues are fake the chapter, His Life in Short, is real information. In the biography, Coffee With Mozart by Julian Rushton there are many alluring characters, who were historical figures: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, more commonly known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was a classical composer who was a wunderkind (wonder child) in German, and genius. According to the text, it states,"Anecdotal evidence suggests that by his fifth year, Mozart was playing the keyboard and to compose. " This provides the reader with evidence that Mozart was a child prodigy. Moreover, this chapter also states, "In Germany, Paris London, the child Mozart met leading musicians and played before select audiences, aristocratic and intellectual. " This gives the reader, even more, information about Mozart being a child prodigy. As Mozart grew older he stayed dynamic because as he transitioned from a child to an adult he stayed a musical prodigy.