Dangerous Books?

24 Aug

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Has any book changed your life?

30 Responses to “Dangerous Books?”

  1. Tae Yeon (-_-) August 24, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Yes.
    The series of Harry potter and Percy Jackson changed my life because those books made the fun in reading. J.K. Rowling is so imaginative and she is a really good author. Rick Riordan’s books are full of new ideas, combining Greek myth to everyday life, but I think J.K. Rowling is more skilled. And Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery has rich word choices. And Lemony Snicket’s books always start with a example of a situation. Some of my writing pieces are influenced by her.
    Sorry for all these books if I am only allowed to choose one, but I love all these books.

    • Mrs. Hall August 26, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      Tae Yeon,
      You already know that Anne of Green Gables is a favourite of mine. I love Anne’s imagination and she is so talkative- when I was this age, I was talkative with my friends but also very shy. I suppose I admired Anne for just saying what she wanted to say even if she got in trouble!
      Mrs. Hall

  2. Vinay August 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    The Wonders of Magic in the J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series is breathtaking. Those books are no doubt the BEST thing I’ll ever read. From years 1-7 Harry Potter’s experiences at Hogwarts have changed my reading experience forever. There’s also the Huckleberry Finn and the Tom Sawyer books. Mark Twain made their adventures come to life in my head. These books took me on a journey, from trying to free a slave, to getting trapped in a cave, The amount of detail he and JK Rowling put in their books never fails to amaze me. Overall my favorite books are the Harry Potter Series, but Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer are very close seconds.

    • Mrs. Hall August 26, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      It is so nice to see you enjoying the classics as well as more recent fiction, Vinay! Sounds like you enjoy reading a lot!
      Mrs. Hall

      • Mr. Martin August 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

        I agree with Mrs. Hall. It is rare to find a student who likes books like Tom Sawyer. I am glad to hear you like classic literature. I can suggest some other novels, if you like these types of books.

  3. Rhea August 25, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    I would like some recommendations for my level. Can someone recommend a book for me? I like mysteries and fantasies like Percy Jackson. 😉

    • Aditya August 25, 2014 at 5:37 am #

      Some books I suggest are the Heroes of Olympus Series (Includes Percy Jackson) and the Ranger’s Apprentice Series (These books reminded me of Percy Jackson).

    • Sriya August 25, 2014 at 5:40 am #

      You might want to read percy Jackson the Lightning Thief. You might also want to try Heroes of Olympus, all the series.

  4. Aditya August 25, 2014 at 5:28 am #

    The series that changed my life of reading was the Percy Jackson Series and the Heroes of Olympus series. These series are both written by Rick Riordan. These books improved my visualization and as well as vocabulary since then I think I’ve improved as a reader.

  5. Rhea August 25, 2014 at 5:29 am #

    BTW, I already have been recommended Percy Jackson. (Emoji: B), ;), :), X(, :D!))

    • Rhea August 25, 2014 at 5:38 am #

      I have heard a lot of books in class when Mr. Martin presented my question. I couldn’t hear them all. If anyone sees this comment, can you please add a book that YOU heard?

  6. Vikram August 25, 2014 at 5:32 am #

    I am not exactly J.K Rowling’s No.1 fan however, when I started reading Big Nate,I started to realise how lucky I was.I love Percy Jackson,Sometimes it adds courage to myself.
    I never realised how powerful a book is.

    • Mrs. Hall August 26, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      Isn’t it wonderful how a character’s actions can encourage us in our own lives, Vikram?!

  7. Alice August 25, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    I love reading and every book is important to me.

    • Mr. Martin August 26, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

      Do you have a favorite book, Alice?

  8. lhanung August 25, 2014 at 5:35 am #

    I like the book life of 9 I t is telling how life was and how adult looks like and getting knowing about life.that life can’t kill us but when you can’t feel true and get hide into it,
    It’s hard to live.
    so It tell about and I am going to change that way.
    even that is not right for now.
    It really tells about life. sometimes feeling life is hard.

  9. Sravya August 25, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    The Percy Jackson series and Harry Potter series really effected for life. Before I started reading these series, I was hooked to biographies and non-fiction. I simply hated the world of fiction and fantasy. I never imagined that I would start to avoid non-fiction and read fantasy. Also, The Heroes of Olympus Series is awesome. Rick Riordan and J.K Rowling are some amazing and role models I look up to. Now I can just sit there for hours reading and reading books.

    • Mrs. Hall August 26, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      That’s great, Sravya. You can also study their style and try it out in your own writing…
      Mrs. Hall

  10. Sriya August 25, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    Percy Jackson the lightening thief changed my life. After trusting Luck Castellan percy Jackson had to face death at hades house. After reading that book and watching that movie, I realised that not everyone who s nice and kind to you is trust worthy.

  11. Daehyeon August 25, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    I like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid because it shows life in middle school is and now we are in middle school. I learned more about middle school.

    • Mrs. Hall August 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

      These are pretty popular books with Middle Schoolers, Daehyeon. Glad you like them!

  12. GUILLAUME :-) August 25, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    If anyone likes adventure and realistic fiction, I would recommend CHERUB.

    • Mrs. Hall August 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

      I haven’t heard of this book, Guillaume. Would you tell us who the author is, please?

  13. Rhea August 25, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    I feel like we are bombarding Mr. Martin with comments! BTW, I recommend ‘The Westing Game’ to ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE!!!!

    • Mr. Martin August 25, 2014 at 6:48 am #

      Go ahead…bomb me with comments. I hope you use the blog to share ideas and to ask questions from all of your classmates. This blog is not just a way to communicate with your teacher. :>)

  14. Sai August 25, 2014 at 5:40 am #

    Well….
    There is a book called I Funny. This book is about a kid named Jamie who tells students that it is okay to be funny. My mom always says if you are funny, you will become a nobody. But when I read this book, I realized that having a little bit of comedy, can somehow change your life by having friends.

  15. Mekhi August 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    I certainly have, The Heroes of Olympus series took the breath out of me! There was always exiting bits and and mind numbing moments that will make you cry for more. It always seemed like i had something it common with the characters. I learned so much about reading and it really changed my mind about how I thought about things and, every time I finished reading. I found myself thinking about the book for minutes! It took me on a great ride.

    • Mrs. Hall August 26, 2014 at 11:24 am #

      There is nothing like a book that makes you think about it long after you finish reading- those are valuable books!

  16. Alice L. August 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    Books are dangerous you can get so focused on them that you can’t take your eyes off them, and they take away your play time.

    • Mrs. Hall August 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

      Nice to see you can get in the “reading zone”, Alice. When I can’t take my eyes off a book, I know it must be a great read.

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