Reading Log #1
In the book, The Host, by Stephenie Meyer, the main characters are Melanie Stryder and Wanderer. Melanie's world is invaded by foreign enemies and her fellow species of humans are having their minds taken over by different souls while their bodies are intact. In the book, Wanderer is given Melanie's body but is unfamiliar with the senses that humans have. I believe Wanderer is very strong and tough because in the book, she experienced Melanie's last thought where she felt, heard, smelt, and saw everything Melanie experienced. Wanderer was not prepared for the events unfolding in front of her. She felt fear and everything Melanie felt, yet she was still strong and tried to keep her guard up. In page 11 Wanderer explains her emotions and said, "Heat shot through my veins, and a violent hatred nearly chocked me. I and never felt such an emotion as this in all my lives." All Wanderer could feel was fear through out Melanie's memory.
Reading Log #2
In the book, The Host, by Stephanie Meyer, Wanderer thinks shes been put into a damaged host's body (Melanie). Wanderer woke up from Melanie's thought, and found out she was in a room, a hospital room. In this scene, she meets Healer and Seeker. Melanie senses something wrong with her host, said,"I had a strange sensation that I was somehow receiving more than my five senses were giving me — almost a feeling that the was another sense, on the fringes, not quite harnessed." Wanderer is only supposed to have 5 senses, this made her curious and she asked why. Seeker responded by saying,""This host was part of the human resistance." There was a hint of excitement in the Seeker's voice now. "Those humans who were aware of us before insertion are more difficult to subdue. This one still resists."" Melanie was trying to block Wanderer's access. This can become a problem because if Wanderer is not strong enough to suppress her host, Melanie can take over her own body
Reading Log #3
In the book, Along the Ride, the main character is Katelyn Jackson. Living in the shadow's of her older pop-star brother, Katelyn strives to achieve what she loves, soccer. Katelyn's soccer life is finally falling into place, until her parents broke the news to her. She was going on her older brother's first tour. Frustrated, Katelyn denies but later realizes that she doesn't really have an option. I believe that at the time, the character is frustrated due to her actions in the story. In Chapter 2 it states, "'I have a real opportunity here too. I've been invited to the Nike showcase and to ply with the LSU Women's Soccer Team dad.I have a chance to play college soccer. That's what I've dreamed of my entire life.' 'Katelyn,' dad said. 'Let's be realistic here. The odds of playing Division 1 college soccer are very slim.' 'You've got to be kidding me.'" You can easily tell by her choice of words, that Katelyn is resentful towards her dad's opinion. Although Katelyn might be frustrated out of her mind, she still feels gloomy for leaving er friends. In Chapter 4 it reads, "'So this is really it?' Jenica asked, as I flipped on the TV. “I’m afraid so,' I answered, flopping down on my bed. 'You’re leaving me tomorrow?' 'I don’t want to leave you tomorrow.' She dug her spoon into the tub of ice cream." Here, she is talking to her best friend Jenica about leaving. You can tell by their actions that they are blue.
Reading Log #4
The book, Along the Ride, like many books, went shows signs of multiple perspectives. In the book, Katelyn and her dad both have different opinions on the importance of soccer. In Chapter 2, Katelyn and her dad go through an argument about her being on her brothers tour, and how her soccer life is not really important. Katelyn states, “I have a real opportunity here too. I’ve been invited to the Nike Showcase and to play with the LSU Women’s Soccer Team dad. I have a chance to play college soccer. That’s what I’ve dreamed of my entire life.” As you can see, Katelyn truly believes she has an opportunity to be what she wants to be. With enough work and effort, she can play Division 1 of a college soccer team. Her dad, on the other hand has a different perspective on this. He states, “Katelyn. Let’s be realistic here. The odds of playing Division 1 college soccer are very slim.” He does not believe his daughter can achieve her goal and is doubting the whole situation.
Reading Log #5
In the story, The Bad Boy Stole My Bra, there is one scene that stands out from the rest. In this scene the whole plot and idea of the story is created. The main character, Riley Greene, finds Alec Ryder in a compromising posotion. In Chapter 2 it states, "His eyes lock onto mine in shock and we stare at each other for what feels like hours, but is actually mere seconds. He’s positioned halfway through the window, reaching for the opposite sill, with my Minnie mouse bra swinging from his tight grip." I this scene they both reacted differently. While Alec was grinning like a maniac, Riley was completely and utterly shocked. This scene is later brought up once again near the end of the book in the resolution. In the epilogue, it simply states, "I’m going to marry the boy who stole my bra." This how the story ends and i love it because it shows how a small act can go a long way.
Reading Log #6
In the story, In 27 Days, two of the main characters are Hadley and Archer. As stated in Chapter 1, "On the contrary, the guy is – was – the school’s social pariah." Archer is a very antisocial and mysterious person so the night that he commits suicide everyone is very surprised, especially Hadley. She never really got to know him, nobody did. For her it was weird he was introverted as she stated in Chapter 1. She described him as "insanely tall and had dark, unmanageable hair, along with a pale, sharply defined face that would have looked highly aristocratic on anybody else. Actually, Archer Morales was a pretty damn handsome guy, which made it all the more confusing as to why he was such an antisocial outcast." The word other people would use to describe him would be "weird." He never really interacted much with others and kept everything to himself.