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Author: Charlie

Reflection #2

I have read Whatever and We Regret to Inform You, and I am currently reading The Dangerous Art of Blending In during our independent reading sessions. I genuinely enjoyed reading Whatever and We Regret to Inform You because they take place in a high-school setting, something I can relate to. Both books included a very obvious exposition to climax to resolution plot structure. I think Whatever teaches the reader that communication is vital in both a platonic and romantic relationship. We Regret to Inform You assures the reader that they should not jump to conclusions and to be honest with your loved ones. I believe both of these messages are important, and I’ll make sure to keep them in my mind in the future. I am currently on page 46 of The Dangerous Art of Blending In, which is presently introducing the setting. So far, I can conclude that the book is centered around the main character, Evan Pano, who lives with an abusive mother and a trying father. I’m very intrigued by the story and am planning to finish it soon.

Reflection #1

I have read The Magic Fish, Wings of Fire, and Harry Potter during our independent reading sessions. Personally, I enjoyed reading The Magic Fish the most. The graphic novel is about a Vietnamese American teenager, Tien Phong, who communicates with his mother through fairy tales. The story switches between fantasy and real-life, as it depicts Tien struggling to come out as gay to his mother. I loved this novel because of the abstract way it tells its story, shifting between real-life and fantasy. The fairy tales shown in this book reflect what is going on in Tien’s own life. I connect with Tien because I have also struggled with my own identity. Like the Vietnamese fairy tales painted in the story, the story doesn’t necessarily end with a “happily ever after,” but it has a fulfilling conclusion. I believe that if the story were to have an epilogue, Tien would still struggle through his life due to his identity, but he would be happy.

SWOT Analysis



  • Reading fast/speed-reading
  • Reading & writing about stuff I’m interested in
  • Coming up with ideas to write & making plot outlines & general dialogue
  • Coming up with characters & ideas for character-developing events
  • Theorizing about/writing notes on what I read


  • Reading/writing about things I dislike or don’t care about
  • Progressing storylines to reach an ending
  • Writing essays about things I’m not interested in
  • Reading classic old-timey books, especially Shakespeare (I don’t understand 90% of what they’re saying)


  • Writing stuff, especially during creative writing sessions. Coming up with random short stories is more fun & easier than writing about nonfiction. Having creative freedom makes everything a lot more fun and creating your own characters & worlds is even better.


  • Shakespeare language and when authors write in characters speaking in weird limericks or poems. I have a hard time reading it since I don’t understand what they mean a lot of the time.. A lot of the time I have to go to an outside source to read a summary.

Target: By writing a short story of at least 250 words every day, I would like to improve my ability to write enticing stories. I will know I have achieved this when I can look back on my old work and be able to see an improvement between it and my more recent writing.

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