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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Giver By Lois Lowry A Book Report

                My sister is an English teacher. She recommended this book. I look at the cover I see it is A John Newbery Medal Winner. I also see it recommended by Goodreads as a good kids book.  None of those things impress me. I did not like this book. I found it to be dull and life less. It took me 7 chapters to get into it and I nearly gave up on in about five times. I did not like green eggs and ham I did not like them Sam I am.

            Here is my review. This book was 180 pages long and 23 chapters. That averages out to just short of eight pages a chapter. They were for the most part 8 pages that were hard to get through. The middle moved well and the end fine. It is just the beginning that lacks some thing.

The characters were are very interesting and the dimensional. They were well written and proceeded through the story line well. I just never cared for them nor their circumstances. I never related to them nor did I feel pain when they did.

In my opinion this book was hard to follow and just plain dull. I hope Christina’s other books are better suggestion because this one is worth forgetting.

Grade C+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

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(In A - B -C Order)

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6. Adam Sandler

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