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4th Quarter Journal #2: 3/24

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Tj Holloway
11:26 AM ET (US)
Im reading Devils Pocket by John Dixon and Im on page 122 out of 340.

I choose connection book to world. The book goes on to tell how these teen fighters are going to have to fight for their bosses, like a boxing match. But little do they know is that they'll to be forced to fight to the death against their will for their owners. I connect this to children fighters in Africa. Both forced to fight at a young age for others who won't get their hands dirty.
Truman DickPerson was signed in when posted
01:28 PM ET (US)
I finished reading The Green Mile that has 531 pages. I couldn't find any current connections with the book today. However, the book took place during times of Jim Crow Laws, so the unjust execution of African-American John Coffey is similar to many of those back then in the south. It was easy to convict Coffey for murdering and raping two white girls, because he is black. Coffey is shown throughout the novel to work miracles, but he is still sentenced to die for a crime he didn't commit.
Jaden Luke
03:33 PM ET (US)
I was reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I finished he book last week. The connection I choose to myself is when Katniss is hunting in the woods behind her house. I remember the first time I ever hunted with a bow and I was just like her. I was nervous but curious, also very quiet. Katniss is hunting a turkey. A turkey has great vision and hearing. I was sitting behind a tree, just like her, when the turkey came into a opening and I hit the turkey in the neck and Katniss hit her turkey in the body. We both killed a turkey in almost the same way.
Tanner Schaunaman
03:27 PM ET (US)
I was reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan and I finished it last week. There are not many connections to be made because this book is a make-up fantasy. The only connection I could make is about war. A lot of the book has to do about battles and saving the world although much of this is done by magic. The story has two young teenager as the main characters who were doing most of the magic and fighting, which does not relate to any current events. War and conflict and good versus evil are the only similar themes between this book and current day.
Erika Malloy
02:59 PM ET (US)
I finished the book Alexis. I just started the book Dear Nobody and it has 318 pages. The book that I just started to read is about a young 15 year old girl who writes in her diary about her life. Her diary is the book btw.
Jason Koval
04:05 PM ET (US)
I just got two good books that I I'm about to read flight to heaven has 171 pages and have not started yet. My other book proof of heaven it has 185 pages in it and I have not started to read it as well.
Grace Dellman
03:49 PM ET (US)
I finished reading The Help today in class. I am currently reading The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth. It has 270 pages and I stopped on page 19. This book is about America's first serial killer and the hunt to try and track him down. So far it has explained that they had no way to keep track of everyone in the United States. They have also explained what they are lacking such as forensic evidence, blood analysis, and technology as a whole. There are still serial killers that try and elude the police. However, with the development of technology they are easier to track down. The chances of finding the serial killers have been greatly improved, but the crimes are often more gruesome now.
Kaitlyn Schaunaman
03:49 PM ET (US)
I am reading Hope Was Here and stopped on page 174 of 185.
B. I know that the political campaign for the presidency this year was full of lies, deceit and bad-mouthing each other and in my book that is what happened in Mulhoney's campaign for mayor. I have noticed how both candidates argue and insult each other insistently. Also, both campaign had lots of false news come out about each other. I also realize that the campaigns had lots of the same approaches, the advisor wanting to do it one way, while the actual candidate did their own thing. Also the stories have lots of similar characters and actions. I found lots of these little similarities interesting.
Julia Wendell
03:48 PM ET (US)
The Wizard Of Oz is the book that I got today from the library. I got to page 68 of 205. I just finished Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone today.

B. I really don't have a connection with The Wizard Of Oz yet, so I'm gong to write about a connection to Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.
Harry Potter is famous, but doesn't know why. I've never been famous, and definitely haven't had to deal with the most evil wizard of all time. Harry does have experiences that are relatable. When he feels like an outcast. We all feel like no one understands us, or we're not like everyone else. He feels alone and trapped. Also he feels that in class, he is the only one who doesn't get what is going on. Shortly after though, he realizes he is not alone. He makes two great friends, and trusts them. When Harry finds out he is good at THE wizard sport, he is so happy that he can connect with his classmates. I feel that way with my DI team. We work hard together and we are all talented. Harry is just a normal kid who has to face big challenges. We all have to.
Alecia Beigh
03:48 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading the book called Just fro Now by Abbi Glines. the boo has 333 and I'm on page 173.
these two young teenagers, they met and they feel in love. Her brother Marcus is Preston best friend and if he found out that they feel in love or have a thing for each other. Marcus will be really upset with the both of them. Marcus is getting married to Willow and she pretty much has to take care of his sister Amand. Their mom is lost and depressed from when her husband had affair with Willows older sister. i saw that this NBA bother might be better then he was.
Kaelynn Ahrendt
03:48 PM ET (US)
I finished Things I Can't Forget and I am currently reading Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally. The book has a total of 287 pages and I stopped on page 99.

The book I am currently reading is about a girl, Maya, who is on a career shadowing day of a country artist. This book reminded me of my job shadow. I think it would be really cool to shadow someone famous in the career you are considering. This book also reminds my of my dad and I. She talks about how she knows a lot about cars and motorcycles. It reminds me of when I help my dad work on cars or the tractors. I help him change oil and check to make sure nothing is wrong with them. She also does those things with my dad.
Jacob Bradfield
03:48 PM ET (US)
I am reading Revealed by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It has 438 pages and I stopped on 260.
In my book, they are talking about Charles Lindbergh and how he was the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. It was such an amazing thing that there were people lined up in Paris when he arrived to welcome and cheer for him. It took his 33 hours to complete and he stayed awake for the entire trip. The plane was described to be basically an oversized tin can with wings. Today the planes have gotten to be a lot bigger, some of which can carry a couple hundred people. Instead of the 33 hours it took Lindbergh, todays flights only take a few hours. Air travel has obviously come a long way since then, with all the new gadgets on many different airplanes across the world.
Elizabeth Carda
03:48 PM ET (US)
I'm reading Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton. I'm on page 84 of 260 pages. Well right now in my book they are doing auditions for the play and they are super nervous about it. Right now in school, we are doing speeches in front of everyone. How this relates is because some people are really scared to give speeches in front of the class. In the book, the girl got up and froze and couldn't speak. The girl ended up running off the stage, but for the speech, we are required to talk for a minimum of three minutes to get full credit. In the book they are required to talk through the scene until the instructor tells them to stop.
Emma Lewis
03:47 PM ET (US)

 I am reading From Ashes to Life by Lucille Eichengreen. I am on page 8 out of 214 pages. I finished reading Auschwitz.
Lucille is riding on the train with her parents back home and is listening to her parents talk. She hears the word antisemitism and asked what it means. Her father tells her but not in depth. I've had it where I've questioned my parents on something not knowing what it was and they just briefly explained it to me to spare the true reality of what it is. She's very curious about it and whats to know, she's just as persistent as I was at a young age.
Jordan Pechous
03:47 PM ET (US)
I was reading The Maze Runner by James Dasher. I just finished it, there where 375 pages. I will start the sequel next block.
B. In the book, many kids are faced with an enemy that effects their daily life. One of the main characters, Thomas, was thrown into the maze, he was confused and scared, and was told he must survive. In the end of the book, they defeat the enemy, or so they thought. They accomplished their goal of escaping. The experience I guess that is similar is that there is that I always have a goal to complete, and it is usual very hard to accomplish. But in the end, I end up doing it after trying very hard.
William Hunley
03:46 PM ET (US)
The current bok im reading is Si-cology by Si Robertson in on page 55 of 219. i just started this book today and finished my other book before this one
B. in the book Si talks about the time he was fishing and caught lots of fish some legally but some illegal. I went fishing this winter and caught alot of fish on the last day of ice fishing season. He also talks about the time his dog got hit by a car and how hiss hole family was very sad about it. when I was a baby my dog was killed by a guy hitting it with his truck and it was very sad. He talks about the first time he ever killed a duck and how that was a great experience. My first duck i shot fell out the sky hit the ground and got up and flew away.
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