When posting, students should follow this template:
I am reading ____________ by ______________. I am on page _______ out of _____.
______ level question: copy question from questions page here
Relevant quote: “type quote that relates to the question here” (pg. #)
Response: Enter Response here!
Question: Type original question here!
Here is an example of what I’m talking about:
I am reading Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon. I am on page 25 out of 578.
A level question: What does it mean to “grow up”? What turning points determine our individual pathways to adulthood in this work?
Relevant quote: “The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good…Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us” (McCammom 3).
Response: The author in this book compares childhood to magic and growing up to losing that magic. He says that you are born with magic and it slowly, as you experience more things, disappears. Right now, Cory, the main character, is going through a lot. He witnessed a terrible accident, is dealing with neighborhood bullies, and is trying to solve a murder. All of these events are causing him to lose his magic and grow up, but he is still a kid who loves going to scary movies and playing games with his friends. It seems like Corey is really struggling with this change, and I think it is something kids go through all the time; we go from going over to “play” to going over to just “hang out.” That being said, I don’t think people ever really lose all of their magic. Instead, I think adults learn to suppress it – something I wish they would do a little less of.
Question: How have you lost your “magic”? What are things that you used to find fun or entertaining that you now find “lame”?