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Book Reflection #1

Task 1: Book Reflection

On your current reading book. What strikes you the most about the story? How does the author use language to make meaning of his/her message?

The book I am currently reading is Bird box by Josh Malerman, it is a horror/adventure novel that portraits the story of a young mother and his two kids fighting for survival. In the crisis, people are driven to take their own life from the moment their eyes gaze upon the creature—though what they look at is never actually described. This book conveys the theme of how the unseen is so much scarier than the seen. The monster remains in suspense throughout the whole book because it is the personal demons and pain of the characters following them. This book reflects on the modern society and communicates the theme of suicide and mental health awareness. Some readers see how society deals with mental health as the underlying monster in the movie. This book demonstrates how everyday people may be battling against their demons and how the person you’d least suspect may suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts.

Independent Reading Reflection N.1 –The Hate U Give

The book I am reading currently is called “The Hate U Give” By Angie Thomas

  1. What have you learned or discovered while reading the first section of your book?
  2. Explain the title
  3. What category or genre does the book fit under?
  4. Who is your favorite character up to now? why?

While I was reading the first section of my book, I discovered that the main character is a girl that lives very far from her school and is a latchkey kid who’s only seen at her family store, in the first few pages, she seemed very “lame” and felt like she did not belong to the party. The title is probably about racism and discrimination, as well as the hate you receive when you don’t “fit in” to the group or when you are not popular. The book fits under the realistic fiction type because it talks in a very realistic way and is common about our everyday lives. To this point, I don’t find a favorite character yet, but I notice the main character’s sister to be an interesting roll in the book, She seemed to be on drugs and hanging out with the popular kids while her sister is the “lame girl” that doesn’t fit in.