Reading log #1
Quentin Jacobsen is a shy highschool student who has a crush on the popular and wild, Margo Roth Spiegelman. Quentin plays the protagonist in the story. His role is important because without him no one would bother to look for Margo while she ran away. There wouldn't have been the adventure, conflict, drama, and romance. Quentin is shy smart guy who doesn't really care for prom. Margo is wild, outgoing, and popular. All she wants to do is leave what she calls " paper towns". Specific evidence can be found in pg. 58 that says," I've lived here 18 years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters." She hints here that basically everyone is like paper. Quentin is a dynamic type of character because in the beginning he isn't really confident at all and not really daring. But as the story reaches the climax, he becomes daring to do anything. Evidence can be found in pg.135 that says," No, I mean I'm going tonight,' I said... 'You can't go to a strange building with a mysterious address in the dark.' Ben said". This shows that even though he has no idea where its located, he is willing to risk everything in order to find Margo.
Reading Log #2
Rafe khatchadorian was middle school student who hated school and all the teachers in school. He wasn't the best student and always caused trouble some how. His role is important because without him getting into trouble , then the conflict wouldn't have started. Then all of the drama at home wouldn't have begun. Evidence can be found in the book that says that Rafe and his invisible brother, Leo, were making operation R.A.F.E. This operation was basically just a plan to break every rule in the schools handbook. Rafe was the protagonist because he decided to take a stand against his strict principal who threw away his sketchbook. The sketchbook was really valuable for Rafe. In the book it said that he spent all his time drawing cartoons of people. Just so he can have an escape from the real world.
Reading log #3
The boy who Dared is a true story based on a German boy named Helmuth Hubener. Helmuth was a young, brave, and intelligent boy. These characteristics can be shown in story when Helmuth questioned the teacher. The teacher had said that it was important to die for your country and Helmuth asked why it wasn't okay to stay alive for your country. This act of bravery shows his intelligence since he was thinking outside of the box. He was being more complex towards the subject. Helmuth is a dynamic character. Evidence of this is when it shows how he was always afraid to break Nazi laws because that would make him "un-german". Then, all of a sudden, he realized that what the Nazi's were doing was wrong, so he decided to take a stand. He wasn't the scared, naive kid he used to be.
reading log #4
"A Series of Unfortunate Events" written by Lemony Snicket, deals with three endangered, orphan siblings named Klaus, Violet, and Sunny Baudelaire. Klaus is intelligent and is great in memorizing information from books. Violet is very determined and can build everything out of anything. Sunny is just quirky and bites everything. All of these characters are static. They all the same throughout all of the stories.Evidence is found in all of the book since they don't change their personality or characteristics. They stay static.
reading log #5
In the fictional book, " The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, it shows how the gate icon, Big Idea, is being used. Since, Katniss Everdeen decided to volunteer as a tribute for District 12 in order to prevent her younger sister from participating in the hunger games. "Prim!' the strangled cry comes out of my throat, and my muscles begin to move again... With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. ' I volunteer!' I gasp. ' I volunteer as tribute!" (PG. 22). This shows that if katniss wouldn't have intervened, the big idea would be competely different. Her desire to volunteer is surprising for many of the people that were present, " There's some confusion on the stage. District 12 hasn't had a volunteer in decades and the protocol has become rusty." The fact that Katniss has done something never seen before, makes the story take a complete turn. In result, helps mold the Big Idea.
Reading log #6
In the fictional book, " Diary of A Wimpy Kid", by Jeff Kinney, it shows how the gate icon, Multiple Perspectives, is used. Greg Heffley is constantly being surrounded by the opinion of his brother and his fellow peers. Greg owns a diary or journal for himself but does not like calling it that. In page two it says, " First of all, let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary." The only reason why Greg mentioned this is because he is worried about what someone might think of him. Evidence shows," All I need is for some jerk to catch me carrying this book around and get the wrong idea." This shows how people's opinion or perspective on him, really matters to him.
reading log #7
In the young adult fiction book, "Fault In Our Stars", by John Green, the book is left in a mystery as to how her life, Hazel Grace, ended up. This leads me choose the gate icon, Unanswered Questions, as part of the story. In the last page it says," What else? She is so beautiful. you dont get tired of looking at her." Many can confuse this as if Augustus was talking to her, but in reality it was an old email. So, how do we know what happened to hazel after he died? There are many more unanswered questions that I would like to know.