My reading blog

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blogpost 8

"Heat," by: Mike Lupica

1. The narrator is the author Mike Lupica. This book is in 3rd person.

2. The author wants us to feel sad, nervous, and exciting.

3. The author feels lime baseball is a safe haven for kids. He portrays this in the story by mentioning how Michael's dad died and he is living with his brother is making little money, but when he plays baseball he is truly happy.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blogpost 7

     In my book "Scorpions" Jamal drags his friend Tito into trouble with him. Even after Tito advised Jamal to end with his wrongdoing Jamal didn't listen to him. Although Jamal didn't listent, Tito still stuck by his side. Th same thing happened in a book I previously read; named "Handbook For Boys." In his book the Doc stuck with Kevin even while he got arrested. Doc didn't give up on him because that little mistake. Both these stories are similar when it comes to loyalty. Both Doc and Tito could've gave up on their friends but they didn't and stuck with them through tough times.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blogpost 6

Alonso Bueno

Book: Scorpions

1.  word: civilized  page #17
         definition: Polite and well mannered

2.  word: frankfurters page #18

definition: A seasoned smoked sausage typically made of beef and pork.

3. word: Bodega  page #27

definition: A small grocery store, especially in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood.

4. word: Sterling .380 D/A  page #97

definition: type of pistol

5. word: Deuce  page #111

definition: A small grocery store, especially in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blogpost 4

"Uncle Richie, I used to be mad with you when you wouldn't talk about Vietnam. I thought you were being selfish, in a way. Now I understand how light the words seem. If I ever have kids, I think I won't tell the much about what I did here, or what I've seen. I'll tell them something because I'll want them to know about war. But are there really enough words to make them understand." This passage is from a book called Sunrise Over Fallujah. I chose this because I think it demondtrated the emotion that goes on in the battlefield. I never knew that war could mess with your mind som much until I read this book. This book is a book I would recommend to anyone.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

5 questions

Book: Sunrise over Faullajah

How old is Robin?
Does he regret joining the army? 
What are his parents names?
Why didn't he specify the part of New York he came from when the captain asked him?
Why does he write to his uncle?