Blog 9- Shakespeare Language

I will be talking about the book call’d “The League”. This book touch’d me because of its plot. ‘Tis about a sirrah who had pressure from him father to taketh up a sport he didn’t want to doth. He want’d to play something that had much too dangers and arts. So on her fourteenth name day corky sirrah he li’d to his parents and stucketh out to play the game he had passion f’r. Honestly I really enjoy’d the book for I can relate to it and it maketh me marry. I hast gone through the struggle of not being able to decide which sport to choose and excel in. Here-forth comes the question if thou shouldst read this book ‘r not. I would say read it because of its adventurous, seriousness and hum’r.

Blog 8- Allegiant

Allegiant. The last book of the series. Now thinking about it, the first two books were fantastic. So why wouldn’t the third one be the best? Well no it was probably the worst one out of all. This book is filled with action and romance but it’s the ending that really gets to me. First let’s start with the beginning.

It was so shocking to find out the real truth about the factions and how it was all an experiment this whole time. They made these societies because there were flouts of separating and finding people with genetically damaged minds and genetically pure minds. In this situation, they feel that they are helping the people living currently in the United States but really there is just a tyrant action happening. It really makes me feel agitated just thinking about how they want the lives to be lived in this society. There is an extreme wrath when Tris and her friends find out what’s really outside the walls.

What I’m really happy about is that the love connection between Tris and Tobias still remained together. Finding out that Tobias’s mom was and getting to know his dad better really brings out more stories of his past which is all so thrilling and pitiful. What’s really exciting about this book is that past enemies become friends and people, who you wouldn’t expect, turn their back on each other. Another amazing thing about this book was that it was filled with action! So many secrets were relieved.

The most surprising secret of all was that no one really belonged to one faction. They all had serums controlling them to be in that faction. The erudite created the serums. Dauntless had a serum to show your fears. Amity had a serum of peace. Candor for telling the truth. And abnegation for being selfless. Overall the experiments were a complete flop and didn’t determine where people actually really belonged.

Now the only part I hated, just absolutely hated about this book was that Tris…died. I mean how could that possibly happen!? I thought her and Tobias in the future would have nuptial. They both were meant to be. And the saddest part is, Im not even sad about Tris, I feel most bad about Tobias. He must have gone through a really hard time. Tris was so selfless and brave. She believed she would not be mortal to the death serum which was true, but she was killed by a man who loved her mother. This is where I got really mad. How can any divergent fan live with the fact that Tris is dead?

Overall this book is one to be read even though the ending could have been written differently. So the question is should you read it or leave it? I will tell you to…READ IT!

Vocabulary:
Flouts: a rule or law
Nuptials: A wedding
Tyrant: a cruel ruler
Mortal: a living being that will die at some point in time
Wrath: extreme anger

Blog 7- Poetry

No one understands what I have been through,
From all that travel from Rome to Timbuktu
The hardships I have faced from moving schools,
The peer pressure, studies, sports and rules
I have made so many memories along the way,
Hoping I will never forget them one day
All I can say is one day I hope they remember me,
For the person I am and used to be
Like stars that smile bright and moons that give light,
I hope to finally settle down when it’s right

In this poem I used rhyming, personification- the stars that smile, alliteration-many memories and rhythm.

Blog 5- Insurgent

I have now completed the first book of the series, Divergent. Now comes my humble opinion on the second book, Insurgent. In this book, Tris and Toby are now in great danger. The erudite want to take over the city with dauntless on their side, by exterminating all the abnegation and killing the divergent. The thing is, Tris and Toby are so close to death which makes this all the more exciting and adventurous. Romance, Action and violence is filled in this book. Don’t worry it’s not the copy of The Hunger Games or The Killing or something. This book captures something that occurs in everyday life. That is, the way we are. Our personality. It shows us that once we are so drawn to a certain type of person or way of living, we fall apart from the other side of ourselves. Wow I just realized that this book is pretty deep.

Now comes to the part that actually matters, my opinion. Ha, I’m just joking. But anyways, so what do I think of the book? Honestly, I feel that it’s amazing filled with romance and action but, I just felt like the book was a bit slow. I felt that it dragged on in the middle and I got bored of it a bit. I felt like the author described and took too much time on some scene but should have focused on others more. One thing I love in this book more than the first one was the romance. Not only between Tris and Toby, but also between Will and Christina. The part that I really hated in this book, well not really hated but felt bad about, was the guilt Tris was carrying around for killing Will. Towards the end of the book secrets spill out that really did surprise me. Tris’s grandma, Edith Prior was killed for hiding a secret about the outside world,  and Tris works with Toby’s evil father, Marcus.

Now what I want to do differently in this post is say multiple outcomes and different scenarios that could have taken place in the book. First off, I would not have let Tris killed Will, instead, I wouldn’t kill Will at all. Next off, I would not reveal a secret from the government by a video. Instead they should have revealed it by showing them what was really on the outside. So I think I have pretty much expressed how I felt about this book. Now it’s time for the thing that everyone is actually waiting for and it is if you should READ IT OR LEAVE IT? Warning you that it can be slow in some areas and that I’m not completely happy with the outcomes, I would tell you to…READ IT.

 

Blog 4- Divergent

Now, I have finally finished the Hunger Games Series and am going to start a new one. One of my favorites, the Divergent series. For the people who don’t know about this series, the first book is called Divergent. It is an adventurous, breathtaking book filled with tons of action and romance. The book is about a girl named Tris, who has a difficult decision to make. Which faction does she belong in? There are five factions in this place. Erudite, the smart. Candor, the honest. Amity, the kind. Abnegation, the selfless. Dauntless, the brave. Tris, however, doesn’t belong just to one faction. She has multiple characteristics which makes her divergent. This book tackles the way she has to survive being different through conflicts and romance.

I personally loved this book. It took me only one day to read as I could not put it down. The whole concept and idea of the simulations, factions, and personalities just staggered me. It made me look at life in a whole different way. To me this book brings out a lot of unity and honor of being part of something. It shows us how loyal someone can be, to wherever they belong. Similarly, I share my feelings of Tris with another character called Toby. He is someone who is so different and alike her at the same time. The connection they have is spectacular. They are so different and yet the same. Moreover, this book not only contains romance, but also of action. Corrupt governments. War. Conflicts between societies. All these realistic and present activities occur in the book too. Before you hear any rumors, do not for one second think that this book is in any way the copy of the Hunger Games. This book has its own unique plot to it that creates ambiguity and revelations.

In spite of all the complements I have given this book, I do have one problem with it. The ending. Very sad and shocking events take place that overall did not make me enjoy the events that took place. People die. Things are not fixed at all. But, the best news is that there are two more books to finish the suspense. Still yet to come now, is the final and most important question of all, should you Read it or Leave it? I would without a blink in the eye tell anyone is the whole wide world to READ IT…Honesty read it before you watch the movie that is already out.

The words underlined are the transitional words.

Vocab:

adventurous: willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.

Breathtaking: astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one’s breath away.

Characteristics: a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.

Tackle: make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).

Staggered: astonish or deeply shock.

Unity: to feel united and proud of ones actions. 

Spectacular: An appreciation of something amazing or beautiful. 

realistic: Something real and non fiction.

ambiguity: leaving a mystery or multiple ways of concluding something. 

complements: Appreciating and giving nice comments to someone or something. 

shocking: To hear or learn something unexpected or new. 

Blog 3- Mockingjay

Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped is horror. Katinss’s family is safe with her. They are now surviving under the sheltered and unknowing place that has been hiding in the depths of the earth for decades, district 13. But Peeta, has been captured by the Capitol and is facing consequences. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. However, she is confused about who to trust and who to not. Right now all that comes to her mind is where is Peeta?  District 13 has come out of the shadows and is planning to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had in the carefully laid plans, except for Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the source of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings from her heart of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mocking jay and lead the way, no matter what the cost.

Honestly this book is by far the best one compared to the last two. This book is filled with much more action and ambiguity. The whole concept of a revolution captures a reader’s attention. Events that you would never expect to happen occur. Prim dies. Peeta hates Katniss and Gale moves away from her. Not only that but shockingly there are no games. The thing is, what games were, now have become reality. Blood everywhere, family’s destroyed all the act of rebellion. Not only if there the feel of action and violence, but also of love, f sacrifices and sorrow. The imagery technique the author has used has been very effective and so are her descriptive techniques. Personally, Suzzane Collins, the author of the Hunger Games, has done a fantastic job with her books. The whole series has been a complete pleasure to read and I cannot wait to read more of her books. As a result, I will now answer the question that everyone is waiting for. Should you read it or leave it? I would without a doubt tell you to…READ IT.

 

Blog 2- Catching Fire

So the second book I am going to write about is Catching Fire.  So for people who haven’t read this book here is a short summary. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow tribute Peeta Mallarek are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be happy returning home to her family and friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has ignored her completely because of events that took place in the first book. Now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol, a rebellion that Katniss has helped to create. As time draws near Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever and to top that, President Snow has come up with a new creation for the 75th Annual Hunger Games. For all previous victors to participate in a fight for survival. As the games go on, a series of turning events take place and things you wouldn’t expect to happen, occur.

Personally, I liked this book as much I liked the first one.  This book had a sense of a government corrupted society, with the act of revolts.  Not only that, but rather than creating new games with different tributes, the author has thought of a clever way to bring back our favorite characters from the first book. Also this time, the arena is, a much more intricate creation. The creativity in the idea of the arena is so breath taking. Not only is the book filled with action, but also with romance. This time, it’s not only between Peeta and Katniss, but also between Katniss and Gale! This is a book that i could just not put down. I could picture everything in my head and feel the emotions the characters portrayed. Now the final question comes down to, should you read it or leave it? Just by reading all my views it’s obvious that I want you to…READ IT.

Blog 1- The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games. I absolutely love this thrilling book. As a summary for those of you who haven’t read it, it is about a city called Panem, where its outstanding capitol is surrounded by twelve districts. The government is rigid and unpleasant to the districts and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one girl and one boy between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to death on live television. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen takes her sisters place in the game. Without realizing it, she has the skills to survive. But if she has to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival of  humanity and life .  When I read this book, I couldn’t put it down. The author was so descriptive, and used imagery techquines.  I could picture the whole book in my head. I loved that the book was not only filled with action, but also with affection and attachments. The connection between Katniss and Prim remind me of how much you can love for your family. The bond between Peeta and Katniss show me how much a person can sacrifice for you.  The scenes where Katniss and Peeta are in the cave bring out an extraordinary love connection. What I absolutely adore in this book, is the creativity the author interpret to the descriptions of the people in the Capitol.  The whole concept of the Capitol, the districts and the Games astounded me.  So the main question is should you read it or leave it? Without hesitation I would tell you to…READ IT.

Words used:

Thrilling: The cause of someone to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.

Outstanding: exceptionally good.

Rigid: not being able to be changed or adapted.

Unpleasant: causing discomfort, unhappiness.

Humanity: one acting civil and humanness.

Descriptive: being detailed about a specific matter or subject.

Imagery: a picture drawn by words.

Affection: a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.

Extraordinary: very unusual or remarkable.

Adore: to show love and respect for someone deeply.

Creativity: The use of imagination or original ideas.

Interpret: explains the meaning of words, actions, information.

Astound: to be shocked or greatly surprised.