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Book Repor #8

Fiona Jones

Period 5/6

Book Report #8

Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and Curiouser. I decided to do a book report about this childhood classic, because it has had many critics, and it was an amazing part of my childhood, and I used to pretend when I was little I had the ability to shrink by drinking potions, or grow by eating cakes, and I always wanted to play croquet with a flamingo. This book was a huge part of my life and I hope this will do for my last and final book report. It’s time to say goodbye to childhood.

In this book, a girl named Alice goes through the hero’s journey, by going through a series of events, that help her understand herself, and the world around her, which is one variation of the story. Another is that it is a huge dream, and it was just all a misunderstanding. It is however most used in the first form, but Louis Carroll wrote it in the 2nd version. This book was made to test the mind of children, their viewpoints, and how they handle adventure. In this book, Alice is merely a child, however she goes through more adventure than an adult would in one day of his life. This tests an imagination of a child, and I’m glad it was such a huge part of my childhood.

The way Louis Carroll wrote this book was through a series of riddles, including the famous riddle: “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” and meets a series of characters, that could be people anyone could meek everyday.  There have been many variations of the story, but the best version has to be the new movie released in 2010, which involves Alice returning to Wonderland, and meeting characters like people she knows in real life. It was a splendid variation and I recommend you read the original.

Book Report #7

Fiona Jones

Period 5/6

Book Report #7

The Lovely Bones

If you want to know what heaven looks like just ask Susie Salmon, it looks like a playground, the ones with the good sets of swings. (Paper back cover) and she describes it as ‘anything you want’ as long as you want it bad enough.  This book describes the pain some people go through, when they lose someone important to them, or someone slightly important. This book is the perfect book to read, as you go through Susie’s journey as she goes through heaven.  This book is really amazing to read, and describes the perfect amount of romance, and the perfect amount of horror and fear. It really is a work of art and I recommend it to teenagers especially.

In this book, it was so well written, filled with real human emotion. This could be that the author is filled with grief or loss when she wrote specific parts, but she wrote it well. She puts so much emotion into writing that you would think this story was real, if you had known that this couldn’t be real, because you cannot see a view from heaven. This book was amazing because she managed to create a whole world that if beyond Earth that people could possibly believe in. This book was amazing because the author was able to fill the book with total emotion that could be described with words. This was definitely one of my favorite books so far.

Pobre Ana (Jar of Hearts)

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Este es mi proyecto de Espanol, para Haley y yo.

Book Report #6

Fiona Jones

Period 5/6

Book Report #6

500 Days Of Summer

Before I start this, I would like to say, that this is not a story about love. This is a story, of change, and hurt, and heartbreak. This is a story, about a man named Tom, who meets a girl named Summer. It seems as if everything is totally average about Summer, totally average weight, totally average body type, however it seems that people are naturally attracted to her. “I love everything about her, I love her crooked teeth, her smile, her heart shaped birthmark, everything” – Tom. In this book, we find that love is considered differently, depending on the viewpoint, and the viewpoint it is considered in. “Love is just a fantasy” “I highly disagree. If you believe it can happen” – 500 Days of Summer.

This was an amazing book, not only because the author describes the two viewpoints of love so well, it is because the way he describes the characters are amazing. She makes it so that they have a viewpoint that everyone sees at one point or another, almost as if he/she has been through that. This book is truly amazing, and the reason for that is because there is no amount of words to describe how true this book can be applied to life itself.