LA Reading Blog #1


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 Book Equivalent # 1                                      Words: 59937 Title:  The City of Ember                                                   Author: Jeanne DuPrau                                                                                                            Date: 8/24/15  Genre ~ Fiction / Fiction Type: Science Fiction                                                                                    

  • Opening Sentence: 

When the city of Ember was just built and not yet inhabited, the chief builder and the assistant builder both of them weary, sat down to speak of the future.

  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:

“Lina was glad to carry this message, though her gladness was mixed a little with sadness.” (pg.57)

‘Mysterious door” (pg.155)

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

illegible – adjective – unable to…

rasping – adjective – harsh sounding

  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This was by far one of my most favourite books. I enjoyed reading this book, the story was unique but its vocabulary did and style did not challenge me. Throughout the book I did not struggle with the vocabulary and the style was very similar to other books. I enjoy how this book shows real world problems and a site of the future. It gives a slight bit of fantasy and creativity. I can connect this book with my real life by realizings the struggles most people of this world have to go through.