Wednesday, November 28, 2007

week 2 post B

"Angel was missing."(67)- This quote is a major turning point for the book. With angel missing they have lost a family member but also there is a problem with this. A few chapters ago the brother of angel (fang) was typing on his blog when he found a comment reading "One of you is a traitor, one of the flock has gone bad."(18). This flock member was angel. with her being gone from the flock the bad people took her 6 year old mind and brain washed her into being a bad guy. They wanted her and not the others becasue angel has a special power to control minds and she is able to make the rest of the flock fly in for termination by the bad guys.

week 2 post A

saccharine (70)- sweetness or sugar like
bemused (71)- to make confused

Figurative language:
"Nudge felt like her own breath had turned to a chunk of concrete in her throat."(58-59)- This is a simile because it is saying her breath is like something.

"Ones wing was broken almost off, and the other appeared to be missing a leg."(49-50)- This is imagery because it gives you an image in your head about what the thing looks like.

"But the thought was gone, sliding away like jell-o off a hot car hood."(83)- This is a simile because it is saying that the thought is sliding away like something.

"Angel was missing."(67)- This quote is significant to the book because one of the "flock" is missing and was taken by the bad guys. This later will cause problems for the flock possably.

an emerging theme in the book is that the flock is running into more and more trouble.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

week 1 post B

"One of you is a traitor. One of the flock has gone bad."(18)- This quote is significant to the book because it gives a possible forshadow to what might happen in the book. This event in the quote shows that one of the main characters is going to have to find out who this traitor is in their "flock". This quote is also significant to the book because one of the problems these kids have in the book is that they can not trust anyone. If they trust someone to much then they run the risk of being found by the bad guys or they could be trusting the wrong person who then in return does something bad with that trust. If there is a traitor in their flock then they could be in serious trouble. Maybe even death.

week 1 post A

Vocab words:
schizoid (31)- denoting or having a personality type characterized by emotional aloofness and solitary habits; mad or crazy.
Ominous (34)- giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.

figurative language:
1. "Thanks to your plan, we can't spit without being spotted and recognized." (35)- This is figurative language because it is refering to one of the characters plans that resulted in the group getting spotted and now everyone is on the lookout for them so they cant do anything without people finding them.
2. "We'll be like cavemen, trying to weave clothes out of plant fibers." (40).- This is a metephor because it is saying that they will be like cavemen under certain conditions.
3. "The knowledge that she could rise up from the ground anytime like an angel." (44)- This is a metephor because it is saying that she feels like an angel.

"We can't last on the run much longer. I say screw the mission. Let them blow up the world. We can find a place to hide out where no one can find us, and we can just. . . live." (36). This is significant to the book because it basically describes the whole story of each book in the series. This is a group of humans that have been genetically engineered to have wings so they can fly. They are constantly on the run and have a mission to save the world. They are getting tired of running (as said in the quote) and want to forget about everything and just live someplace safe.

Emerging theme:
One emerging theme in the book is the constant struggle with the people trying to get rid of the hybrid bird human kids.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

my new outside reading book

title: Maximum Ride by James Patterson
year published: may 2007
Book is fiction
Number of pages: 405
This book is chanllenging for me because its longer than most books i read and ill have to read more often for longer periods of time.
I chose the book because i read the book before it in the series and this is the sequal so i have to read it. Also the book before it was very entertaining and intresting so hopefully this one is to.