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Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac

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Memoris of a Teenage amnesiac
By: Gabrielle Zevin
The Christmas Wedding
By: James Patterson
Quote: "I got one of those videos from my mom..."
Meaning: Claire is telling her husband, Hank, that she received a video from her mom, Gaby.
Significance: Gaby lives in Massachusetts and Claire lives in South Carolina. Her mom sends videos to her kids to tell them what's going on in her life. Gaby sent Claire a video to tell her about her wedding that will be on Christmas day.
Quote: "Only Twenty-four days until Christmas, and this Christmas is going to be one you won't forget"
Meaning: Something exciting is going to happen this Christmas.
Significance: Gabby is getting married and she is excited to tell her children this big news.
Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac
By: Gabrielle Zevin
"At Tom Purdue, there are theses steps out front. One second she's walking down them and the next she's flying head first towards me"
James, Naomi's friend, tells the doctor exactly what happened that caused her head injury.
I chose this passage because it tells you what happened to Naomi and why she has a head injury.
It is significant to the novel because it helps you know what is going to happen later on in the novel.
It reveals the authors style of mystery because it makes the reader curious and it makes the reader want to read more.

Dj #1
Dj #2
"She lives there. Since the divorce. You cant have forotten that"
Naomi's dad is telling her about the divorce because she forgot all about it.
I chose this passage because it tells you something Naomi forgot and it is a very big thing that happened in her life.
Quote: "My mom is getting married"
Meaning: Claire (Gaby's daughter) found out that her mom is getting married and she is telling her Husband the big news.
Significance: Claire is telling her husband the big news about her mom getting married. Hank, Claire's Husband, does not like to travel and he really does not like Claire's mom.
Quote:"God, Hank, I don't know what smells more-you or the pot smoke."
Meaning: Claire is telling her husband, Hank that he stinks because he is a druggie.
Significance: He doesn't want to go to Claire's moms wedding because he would rather stay home and do drugs.
Outside Reading
Quote: "Why hadn't she told Lizzie that she wanted to plunge a carving knife through Hank's heart?"
Meaning: Claire didn't tell her sister, Lizzie, that she hates Hank.
Significance: Claire doesn't want to tell Lizzie what Hank does, because it will worry Lizzie.
OR #6
Quote: "Claire did what she rarely did, she cried her eyes out."
Meaning: Claire never cries, but when she does its because something terrible happened.
Significance: A lot is going on in Claire's life and she has to stay strong for her kids.
Driver's Ed
By: Caroline B. Cooney
The book that I am reading is Drivers Ed by Caroline B. Cooney. So far, what I have read in my book has happened in my life. I haven't been in a drivers ed class yet, but i do know what it is like to drive with a permit. Sometimes driving can be very scary, especially when there isn't enough room to merge. In the book a student is saying to another student who is driving,
"Get in! Get in! There's a space! You're gonna kill us!" I can relate to that because when I started merging, I got yelled at a lot.
Drivers Ed
My book is about a group of teenagers who are in a drivers ed class together. The group of teens make a bad decision and don't know how to handle it. I am hoping to get a lot out of this book. I expect to learn some things that kids face while driving. I think i will learn about how to deal with situations while driving.
One of the characters in my book is Remy. She is a very loud, and fun individual who loves to drive. Anytime the teacher asks someone to drive, she volunteers because she is not afraid. My opinion of Remy is that she is a nice girl who seems fun to be around. Remy likes to get things done. For example, with driving. Remy loves to drive so much. In the book it says,
"Remy Marland crossed her fingers and prayed to the God of Driver Education that she would get to drive today." That just goes to show that she loves what she does. I think Remy would be a very good friend.
I am similar to one of the characters in the story, Remy. Remy loves to drive and so do I. Remy and i are similar because anytime we get the chance to drive, we take it. We both also beg our parents. to let us drive. We both also hate merging. In the book it says,
"Remy Marland crossed her fingers and prayed to the God of Driver Education that she would get to drive today." That proves that she loves to drive and so do I.
My opinion about the actions of certian characters in the story is that they are all interesting characters. Remy loves to drive and I love to learn about her because she has a really bubbly spirit. There is another character named Christine. She is not a big fan of driving and she prays that he doesn't have to. In the book it says,
"Christine prayed not to drive today or ever." I feel like her actions are not good because she needs to get over her fear.
I selected this book, Drivers Ed, because I was curious to see why the book was banned. I found out while I was reading that the book was banned because the characters in the book vandalized a stop sigm, and stole it. I expected to get out of reading why the characters did what they did and to see how and when they got caught.
If I were an English Teacher, I would like to share my book with my students. I would share this book with them because it teaches you some things that are wrong. I would let my students know that it is not ok to steal things, especially road signs because someone could easily get in a wreck, just like what happened in the story. The group of kids stole the stop sign and caused someone to get in a wreck.
What Character says..
"I hope you are ready because I'm about to tell you the story of my life . More importantly, how my life ended." page 7
We can infer that...
Hannah was bullied and noone liked her, so now she is making a video to tell everyone why she ended her life.
Character Trait: outspoken
What Character does...
"Who knows where I'm standing right now? If you said .'Outside Tyler's window.' you're right." page 75
We can infer that.... Tyler did something to make her kill herself,so she is trying to get him back and scare him.
Character Trait: clever
What others say about her...
"No, I cant believe it. Hannah Barker killed herself." page 7
We can infer that..
People were surprised to find out that she committed suicide.
Character Trait: serious
Characters Appearance...
"God, I love her smile. And her hair, its so long."
We can infer that...
Hannah is a gorgeous girl.
Character Trait: Charming
Natural Disaster:
Hurricane Katrina
Early in the morning of August 25, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast of the United States. The storm itself did a great deal of damage. It led to massive flooding and the government was slow to meet needs of the people. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected by the storms and were displaced of their homes.
Chronological events of Hurricane Katrina
August 23rd, 2005 Storm Begins To Form
August 24th, 2005 Storm Upgraded To Tropical Storm
August 25th, 2005 Katrina Landfall Florida Coast
August 26th, 2005 United States Coast Guard Makes Plans

August 27th, 2005 Katrina Regains Hurricane Status

August 28th, 2005 Katrina Upgraded To Category 5

August 29th, 2005 Katrina Makes Landfall As Category 3 Louisiana.

August 30th, 2005 Aftermath
5 words to contribute to the mood and setting
13 reasons why
OR #7
Quote: "I am not going to the wedding"
Meaning: Emily's husband doesn't want to go.
Significance: Emily's husband is a drunk and doesn't have time to go to the wedding. He doesn't care.
What Author says...
"No one expected this to happen" page 9
We can infer that...
This is something that nobody ever thought would happen.
Character trait: Suprising
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