Book Club – Ungifted – Jot 1

I think Donovan is naughty because he doesn’t have a very close connection with his family. I think this because every time he gets a letter home from school he expects it to be because he was in trouble, so when his dad reads the letter he looks up and expects to see “the vein throbbing” because his father would be mad. I also think this because makes fun of his sister who is 26 years old and is pregnant while her husband is in Afghanistan. He doesn’t know how much stress her sister is in so that means he does not have a close connection. 

Book Club: Bystander – Jot 2

I think that Griffin is just a very weird, bad guy. He must be mentally disturbed or something else. He is also very destructive; like the time he took Eric’s bike, like its his bike? That’s just crazy. Also, Griffin smoked? It’s so wrong. Why would anybody do that? But it makes sense since his dad beats him up all the time since he drinks and is a retired police officer. He must have grew up with it at home.


Book Club: Bystander – Jot 1

Eric is feeling very guilty that he became friends with a known bully. He thinks he did the right thing when he gave Hallenback (to Eric, “ketchup boy”) away to Griffin, and he realizes that. Know he doesn’t know what to do; tell his mom, give Griffin away, or keep it secret. Then he figures out that Griffin is pretending to be charming to his mom and helping the elderly at the mall, but really is just a fraud, trying to steal stuff from those people. For example, he stole some gum from an old lady called Mrs. Chaves, when helping her with shopping, and gets away with it easily.

Writing Long an Strong on Jots – Character

Harry is relieved that the castle is empty so that Malfoy (his evil arch enemy that teases him) can not annoy him. He likes it because he has time to figure out the puzzle of the golden egg, which he won from the first task of the Triwizard Tournament. He really is happy to be with Ron and Hermione (his two best friends) and relax.
I understand why Harry is relieved because because Malfoy is a real git to Harry, he teases him, he says Hermione is a “filthy mudblood”(which is a terrible name to call someone if their muggle-born), blurts out that Ron is poor and and rubd it in his face, and he always tries to humiliate Harry in front of the other students. Malfoy is always mean to Harry because he didn’t except his friendship in his first year at Hogwarts.
The golden egg puzzle is a really hard thing to figure out because it emits a screaming/wailing sound when opened. The answer is only reveled when it is opened under water. Harry finds out that the merpeople living in Black Lake have taken something from him. Harry is now ready for the second task!