Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reading Response...(new and improved version)

         I am in the midst of reading “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” series written by Rick Riordan. In these books, Rick Riordan creates a half-god character named Percy Jackson who I can relate to. Percy and I don’t only have similar characteristics, we are also the same age, which makes these books a hundred times easier to read. I can relate to Percy Jackson for three main reasons. The first reason is the fact that our mothers are very alike. Another reason is that we have similar relationships with our friends. The third and last way I can relate to Percy Jackson is the fact that he has powers that I have always and will always envy.

         Percy Jackson’s Mom is much alike to my mom in this series. First of all, both of our moms are human, witch doesn’t mean anything in reality, but in these books, not everyone is mortal (human). Another reason is because both of our moms push us to do better in life, when we aren’t strong enough ourselves. Both of our moms are divorced, but have found someone new, and that affects their lives as well as ours. The last reason is that they both love us more than anything, and would do anything to help us if we needed them.

         Another reason Percy and I can relate to each other is that we have similar relationships with our friends. Both of us don’t have many friends, but the friends we do have, we care about a lot, and vice versa. Also, if we were in trouble, our friends would go out of their way to help us, and so would we for them. The last reason our friends are similar is that we have friends that are older, younger, and the same age as us.

         The last reason Percy Jackson and I relate to each other is the fact that I have always envied the powers that he actually has. Percy Jackson has the ability to see the future or past or present in his dreams, he can breath under water, he can control what water does, he doesn’t get wet at all under water, and while he does all of these amazing things, he is just a thirteen year old middle-school student, like me. All of the special abilities I just named are things that I would die for, in other words, I envy them.

         In the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, Rick Riordan creates a half human- half god character named Percy Jackson that I can relate to in many different ways. Percy Jackson is a 8th grader, like me, yet he has special abilities, because he is the son of the sea god, Posiden. We both have similar mothers, and similar relationships with our friends. He also has powers I envy and will always envy, just like most of the humans in this world.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reading response to the Percy Jackson series.(edited version)

Right now, I am currently reading the "Percy Jackson and the olympians."series by Rick Riordan, and I am on the third book. I love these books for three main reasons. One; it is hard to put this book down. Two; I can connect deeply to the main character, which is Percy Jackson. Three; Rick Riordan creates a fantasy world that is surprisingly realistic and believable.

Ussually, reading is boring to me, and often makes me sleepy, but not this series. In my opinion, Rick Riordan did a wonderful job creating a wonderful series of books that keep you on the edge of your seat. This is a good feature for a book, and especially for a series because it will always make the reader want more, and go buy the next book in the series.

The second reason I love this series is because the main character(percy jackson) and I have a lot in common. First of all, we share great and supportive mothers. In this series, Percy's mom helps him get through hard times, and so does mine. She also pushes him and encourages him whenever he is down, and once again, my mom does that too. Another way I connect to Percy is the fact that we are both very close to the friends we have, but we don't have manny friends. The last way Percy and I are connected is that we are both thirteen, which makes these books even more interesting to me.

The last reason I love this series is becaus the author, Rick Riordan, creates a fantasy world that is convincingly realistic. My two favorite book genres are realistic fiction, and fantasy, and this series combines the two. Even though I understand magic and ancient Greek gods don't exsist, these books make it fun to believe they do.

Percy Jackson and the olimpians is a great series of books that I recomend to someone of any age to read, if they have not already read it. In these addictive mind boggling books, Rick Riordan invites you to a new realistic magical world where anything can happen.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Response to Three.

             The first person's blog I looked at was Emma Peltzer. In my opinion, her blogs are all great. First of all, her sonnet has a nice flow, meaning if I read it out-loud to myself, it sounds great, and i dont have to pause at any awkward time. The main aspect of poetry is flow and rhythm, and this sonnet had both. 

             The next blog i read is Jadmady's "its time to blog". Her sonnet is amazing. Every other line rhymes, yet she still kept it real, fresh, and smart. Sometimes, when you try to rhyme in a sonnet, or any poem, you often put silly words that don't make a lot of sense just because you want a rhyme in there. She doesn't not do this, and thats what makes her sonnet great.

             The last blog I read is Jorjes "the blog". This is my favorite of all time. The thing that Jorje does that makes his posts and poems special is the fact that he really puts his heart into his writing. When I read the poems he writes, it feels like I'm reading something that came right out of his heart, not just a little poem assignment. Also, I like the fact that he puts real pictures of art onto his blog, making his posts seem more alive than anyone else's.