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 about Wade Watts playing the game called “OASIS”. This book strikes me the most because this reflects on what is happening right now and how it might happen in the future. In this book, students go to school, play games, watch movies, and communicate in the game. Even if they do not know each other in real life they still are best friends in the game. Due to COVID-19, people are not able to meet face to face. The world in the book reflects to now day because characters hang out in the game and becomes friends but in reality, they are not able to meet face to face.
The author uses italics to emphasize certain words. For example, on page 41 Aech indicates “And that soundtrack is epically lame.” The word epically and lame is emphasized by using italics and this shows the main topic of this conversation. Also, he often uses italics to distinguish the name of games, or places in the game. For example, on page 41 Wade says “Ladyhawke’s cast alone makes the film canon!” By using italics in this sentence, the readers could recognize surely that “Ladyhawke” is a name of a movie/DVD not something else.
The author also uses sections to separate different stories without making it disordered. The author often uses sections to move onto a completely different story or change the time period of the story. By using the sections, the readers could easily know that the author is moving onto a different story which helped the readers to understand the story much better.
Based on all the independent reading books/titles you have read this year, if you were to chose one to write your end of year essay on, which one would it be, and why? Explain in details why this book stands out the most. What themes does it highlight? what moral lesson(s) does it give the reader?
In all the books I have read this year I would choose “Ready Player One” because this book has different meanings in every chapters which makes the book more interesting. Even though I have only read the first 4 chapters of this book I still it still makes me think a lot about the book. The first chapter of the book was very interesting because it made me reflect on myself and think what will happen in our future. It made me reflect on myself because now days not only teenagers but adults all over the world uses electrical devices. This makes less communication between people. In the movie, Wade Watt barely communicates with anyone but his neighbor, aunt, and uncle. After reading the first chapter I realized that compared to when I did not have devices, I don’t talk to my family more. I usually play on phone or text with my friends. The more I read this book, the more I learn from the emotions, conversations, actions that are written in the book. The theme it highlights is dark but small hope. The atmosphere of the book is mainly dark, depressed, and lonely. However, in between the stories the author included sentences or words that shows hope.