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Bryon's Guitar Heroics

Page history last edited by Bryon C 14 years, 11 months ago

 

 

 

This was a very interesting book i thought. It has a very good story line and it was very enjoyable to read.

Apperently there is no Camp Green Lake. This story takes place the middle of a desert that used to be a lake around hundred years ago. Stanley Yelnats is trapped in a Juvenile Corrections Facility that apperently doesn exist. Apperently there is this jinx, or curse, that was set on Stanleys family a long time ago, that gives his family the worts luck in the world. This bad luck is the reason that Stanley was sent to this facility because he was accused of stealing a pair of shoes that just so happend to land on him while he was walking. Because of the shoes that he supposably stole, he has been sent to a place that "doesnt exist." 

At this camp he is forced to dig holes all day, but what he doesnt know is that the warden is using all the boys to look for a lost treasure. At the the end he ends up escaping his bad luck and saving his friend and helps him find his lost mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book is amazing. I got to say that this is the only book this year that i enjoyed reading. This book is about a young boy named Piscine Patel ( pi ), a muslim, hindu, and christian all in one. When moving to Canada from Pondicherry, the cargo ship that pi's family, and all the animals that were on their way to the United states, were all being transported on. During the night Pi is awakend by a loud explosion and was not aware that the ship was currently sinking. He then wonders up on the top deck and walks into the storm thats brewing in the Pacific. He is then thrown off the side into a life boat along with a zeebra, orangutan, and a hyena. What he doesnt know is that Richard Parker, a 450 pound bangal tiger, is on board. After the highena kills the zeebra, the highena gets owned by Richard Parker! ( SWWEEEET!) So on it goes and The passengers live together with little conflict, only with a few bumps in the road... To find out READ IT>>> I TOTALY RECOMEND IT TO EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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     The Last Apprentice Revenge of the Witch is about a 14 year old lad (Thomas James Ward) that is the seventh son of a seventh son, which made him eligible to be the appretice to an old spook. Sense his fathers land was already given to the eldest son and other brothers sent off to be apprentices, this was his only option. Being a spooks apprentice, Thomas would learn how to deal with the dark and what lies within.

     He goes on to learn about what it means to be a spook and the things that he will face in the future, such as witches, Vampires, and other dark creatures ( you get the point). With his learning of all the dark things, he goes on and makes a huge mistake and releases a witch that had been locked away for some time, that is out for revenge. So the fight is on!( its like a supernatural underground fight club).

I dont want to ruin the ending for all the people that care to read it( i would only recomend the book if your into books with all the weird supernatural objects and aucurances(ya my spelling sucks what of it!))

     Thomas faces things that he had never heard of before, and sometimes its to much for him. He gets frustrated and threatens to quit and walk away from his new life but he overcomes the difficulties.

 

BONN I DONT HAVE THE BOOK AT THE MOMENT SO I CANT FIND THE VOCAB AND QUOTES RIGHT NOW BUT I

WILL DO MY BEST TO GET THE BOOK AND FINISH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This book seems very interesting so far. Not to far into the book yet but it feels like the book will have a big affect on me.

 

Night by Elie Wiesel is a story his journey as a teenager when he was taken to concentration camps in world war II. He is seperated from his mother and his younger sisters. Him and his dad are transported to auschwitz where he remained for some time. He had to deal with so many hardships, but with the help of his father. He witnessed people get killed for as little as not being not as physical fit as wanted, or by just trying to aquire more than the little food that they were given. He had to face the question, Do i want my father to die, just so i can concentrate on my survival? His father ended up dieing not a long time before they were saved.

 

     I thought this book was a ok book. It wasnt one of the best that i have read. But it did make me think about what went on back then, and how people could do such things to other human beings. It also made me think of a movie we watched in history in the way that both had horrible deaths in a large amount.

 

vocab:

divinity, oppressive, optimism, paternal, convalescent, harangued, couldnt really find anymore.

 

Quotes

"In front of us, those flames. in the air, the smell of burning flesh. It must have been around midnight. We had arrived. In Birkenau."

 

"Blessed be gods name...? Why, but why would I bless him? every fiber in me rebelled. Because he casued thousends of children to burn in his mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the holy day? because in his great might, he had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death?"

 

"I climbed into my bunk, above my father, who was still alive. The date was January 28, 1945. I woke up at dawn on january 29. On my fathers cot there lay another sick person. They must have taken him away before daybreak and taken him to the crematorium"

 

" I did not weep, and it pained me that i could not weep. But i was out of tearsAnd deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found somehting like: Free at last!..."

 

"Never shal i forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times selaed."

 

" Then, for no apparent reason, he let out a terrible scream, a death rattle such as I had never hear beforeand, with open mouth, thrust his head toward the still steaming liquid."

 

 

Comments (Show all 83)

Bryon C said

at 9:51 am on Dec 2, 2008

TRUE TO THAT DUDE!!!!!!!

Jaylee L said

at 9:02 am on Dec 3, 2008

alright.... to continue our convo from yesterday......

Calli S said

at 9:37 am on Dec 3, 2008

what is the book you are reading about now?

Luke R said

at 9:40 am on Dec 3, 2008

Stop talking on m page! i have enough already. Bonnell is making fun of me for it!

Bryon C said

at 9:45 am on Dec 3, 2008

when i get a chance ill ad the plot and everything but right now this research paper is kicken my butt!

paul bonnell said

at 9:51 am on Dec 3, 2008

Bryon, I look forward to some real comments about your book after all these people stop harrassing you. There's no real value in feeling victimized (by people or research papers), but, verdad, you're being victimized.

Jaylee L said

at 2:07 pm on Dec 3, 2008

hey i'm not victimizing him.... the way he works is you have to tell him hes going to fail at something then he turns around and does it amazingly... there is a method to my madness

Bryon C said

at 4:07 pm on Dec 3, 2008

COME ON DUDES! how do you know that i wouldnt do it amazingly in the first place?!!!!!!!!!!!

Bryon C said

at 4:08 pm on Dec 3, 2008

COME ON DUDES! how do you know that i wouldnt do it amazingly in the first place?!!!!!!!!!!!

paul bonnell said

at 10:30 pm on Dec 3, 2008

Is part of the appeal in the book the underdog nature of the kid? Does he feel picked on, beaten down, at a disadvantage? Do people tell him he's going to fail? Does he battle voices in his own head? (Sound familiar?) Does he overcome them? How? Why?

Bryon C said

at 9:15 am on Dec 4, 2008

Bonnell Are you saying that i hear voices?

Chloe C said

at 9:20 am on Dec 4, 2008

bryon be serious, k? he wants to know if you ever feel like the world is against you, and maybe you're against yourself sometimes. Well, do you?

Jaylee L said

at 9:20 am on Dec 4, 2008

are you serious? no he is asking if the kid is being picked on or bearten down or feeling down on himself becaue others say he's going to fail. and does he battle with self esteem issues. does he oversome her fears and how does he do so

Bryon C said

at 9:22 am on Dec 4, 2008

Well ya when my own friends tell me im going to fail (ya whats up with that!). And sometimes life sucks but o well i can deal.

Jaylee L said

at 9:23 am on Dec 4, 2008

ok... the only reason we tell you that your going to fail is when we do you come back and do whatever your going to do 10 times better then before. see there is a method to our madness

Chloe C said

at 9:24 am on Dec 4, 2008

when we give you crap you generally do better because you have something to prove and we give you crap because you are not working to your ability

Jaylee L said

at 9:31 am on Dec 4, 2008

pretty much! ha chloe totally gets me!

Chloe C said

at 9:33 am on Dec 4, 2008

so if you are getting the same advice from two people, what does this tell you?

Jaylee L said

at 9:34 am on Dec 4, 2008

that you should listen!!!!!!!! yup were right

Bryon C said

at 9:35 am on Dec 4, 2008

look at my comment ^ upward^

Jaylee L said

at 9:36 am on Dec 4, 2008

i read your comment... i replied to the comment.... FOCUS!!!!!!!

Chloe C said

at 9:36 am on Dec 4, 2008

you should deal better then and not be lazy

Bryon C said

at 9:37 am on Dec 4, 2008

NEVER MIND!!!!!!!!!!!

Jaylee L said

at 9:38 am on Dec 4, 2008

no not nevermind... do you understand?

Chloe C said

at 9:39 am on Dec 4, 2008

Ok, back to the book then, internal struggles... reminescent of the Scarlet letter?

Evan D said

at 9:39 am on Dec 4, 2008

RANDOMNESS IN A BOTTLE

Bryon C said

at 9:39 am on Dec 4, 2008

what of the project when are we doin it

Chloe C said

at 9:40 am on Dec 4, 2008

wth evan??? jk, what do you think of bryon's dealing skills? I think they are nonexistent

Calli S said

at 9:40 am on Dec 4, 2008

You guys, leave him alone. You can't make him who he will become. He has to choose it for himself.

Bryon C said

at 9:41 am on Dec 4, 2008

THANK YOU CALLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jaylee L said

at 9:42 am on Dec 4, 2008

were not harrasing him in a bad way... we know the way he works, were just wanting to make sure he understands why we do what we do

Bryon C said

at 9:44 am on Dec 4, 2008

do you think what you say will change how i work really?

Chloe C said

at 9:44 am on Dec 4, 2008

ok, bryon what are you going to do about it? are you going to rise to the occassion or just complain? but people are affected by everyone around them and they make your essence

Bryon C said

at 9:46 am on Dec 4, 2008

well what happens when i just ignore you and do it my own way

Evan D said

at 9:47 am on Dec 4, 2008

than you lose at life

Jaylee L said

at 9:47 am on Dec 4, 2008

bryon... it has worked before. when i told you that you couldn' do youri have seen paper... guess what? you wrote a GREAT i have seen paper! thats why i say what i do

Evan D said

at 9:48 am on Dec 4, 2008

listen to da girl

Bryon C said

at 9:48 am on Dec 4, 2008

umm for your imformation i sucked it up on that paper!

paul bonnell said

at 7:46 pm on Dec 7, 2008

What I meant was that we all battle doubts. Sometimes we voice them ourselves. Sometimes others say them to us. Sometimes we need to have some serious doubts. We also need to be able to push through those doubts. Sometimes that involves being honest about a weakness; sometimes that involves being honest about a success. I'm intrigued about the character in your book, Bryon, because I think that we, as a human race (and young people in particular), celebrate the underdog who ends up making some sort of discovery after stepping out in a strange mixture of faith and fear. What do you think?

mrkevind said

at 12:34 am on Mar 9, 2009

Ranting and Raving :) Did you just read Life of Pi? Can you add some quotes? Does it relate in any way to the journeys presented in the other books?

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