Bennetts Book Nook
The Hunger Games
down in the Dumps
Face to Face
If the other tributes had never of teamed up together would this effect the plot of the story? I think this would effect the plot because if this was an all out battle royal the story would have moved along much faster and people would have died a lot faster. Without having a big group of people working together , now you cant just listen for them you will always have to be on high alert.
If Gale was selected as the male tribute how would this mess the plot line up? If Gale was selected this could change a lot of things, seeing that Katniss has feelings for Gale from the start this would make it much harder for her and him. Neither one of them would want to be against each other. Also if Gale was selected it Katniss would have no one to look after her Mother and sister.
What if Peeta never gave Katniss the bread, would she have feelings for him like she does, would she even care about him? I think even if he didnt give her the bread she would still end up having feelings for him because the stress the Hunger Games puts on her, she doesnt wanna be alone.
- Review of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In this book 2 tributes are randomly selected from each of the 12 districts and taken to this place called The Capitol. Here they will learn about the Hunger Games and how to win. Each of the tributes meet their mentor's who have won from their district in previous Hunger Games. For Katniss and Peeta , Haymitch was their mentor. He taught them how to survive, what to do and what not to do, and how to get sponsors to help them survive. During The Hunger Games their is suppose to be only one victor but the Capitol ends up changing the rules, saying their can be two as long as they are from the same district. Katniss ends up finding Peeta and they work together to win. Once they are the last two the Capitol decides to change the rules again saying their can only be one victor. Katniss and Peeta decide they would rather die together than to only have one of them come out alive. This Forced the Capitol to let them both win instead of having no Victors.
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Bennett's Book Nook II
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Top Ten List:
1. The Village of the Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there."
1r.This gives the feeling that you are far from others and you're alone, where bad things happen.
2.It is no shame to have a dirty face - the shame comes when you keep it dirty.
2r.Just because you made a mistake before doesn't always make you a bad person the rest of your life. If you keep making mistakes and bad choices that's when you should feel ashamed.
3.Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in.
3r.We get scared by our own thoughts but the only way to get rid of that fear is by facing it.
4.I despise people who cant control themselves.
4r. I agree with this because you should know when its been enough when you should stop doing something.
5.I thought Mr.Clutter was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the point that I cut his throat.
5r.This line gave me the chills. It gives off the vibe that he is crazy and trys to make a joke of something that's not funny.
6.Once a thing is set to happen, all you can do is hope it wont.
6r.This line really hit home with me because I personally can relate to this and im sure many other people can as well, especially through love.
7.Im scared , Myrt. Of what? When your time comes, it comes. And tears wont save you.
7r. This is true when your time comes, and it will. Sadly there is nothing anyone can do to prevent it.
8.Little things really belong to you. They don't have to be left behind.
8r. Make the little things count in life, because sometimes that's all you need.
9.My acquaintances are many, my friends are few ; those who really know me fewer still.
9r. This shows he has no one he can count on or trust and the few that could left him behind.
10.At the time, not a soul in sleeping Holocomb heard them- four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives.
10r. This scares me because in the country that is true things happen but don't get heard because everyone is so distant.
- Review of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
In Cold Blood is talks about the true story of the murder of the Clutter family in Holocomb, Kansas in 1959. It talks about the killings and the events that led to the murders. The family was killed with no apparent motive by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. The family was discovered bound and shot to death with not much missing from their home. Perry and Dick basically get away with the murder, leaving behind scant clues and having no personal connection.While the anxiety in Holcomb grows, the killers move on with their lives. The book follows Perry and Dick to Mexico and back, and incredibly, it seems that they might never be found out and brought to justice.
Id recommend this book for the people who like a mystery and like suspense. Also id recommend this book for people who don't like reading like myself because it really captures you attention and keeps it. If you like a mystery but you're also into the criminal stuff this book is definitely for you.
One morning the Clutter family is found dead by Susan Kidwell and one of her friends. By the time the bodies have been found the murders, Perry and Dick, have already fled back to Dicks home town. From there the two head to Mexico while police investigate the crime.The investigation of the Clutter murders seems to be heading nowhere. However, a man in the Kansas state prison at Lansing, Floyd Wells, hears of the murder case. Sure that Dick Hickock is responsible, he begins to think of talking to the authorities.
Perry Edward Smith - Perry wants very much to be educated, and he considers himself quite intelligent and artistic. His childhood was lonely and disorganized. His criminal record seems to be a natural extension of the strange environments in which he grew up.
Richard (Dick) Eugene Hickock - Dick grew up in Kansas and was married twice, and is jailed for passing bad checks. Dick is a practical man who displays confidence and cruelty, but in reality he is not as ruthless or brave as he seems.
During my reading of this book I had many reactions. In some moments I was confused and others I was mad. When Dick and Perry killed the family I was confused because I had no idea why they did it or what their motive was. That same seen also made me sad because that family lost their life for what seems like no reason at all.