My name is Rowan, I am a in Max and Kam's class at Logan. I play many sports but my favorite is hockey, I have been playing for seven years and have been skating for eight years. I now play at DU but have played for the Thunderbirds and Evolution. I am trying to start a chocolate business called The Chocolate Tree. I enjoy running, cooking, sailing and hiking. I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback named ranger, and have two sisters, Adin and Sarah, and a brother named Edison. I like reading fantasy, science fiction and really creepy books; one of my favorite authors is Michael Crichton.
My top three favorite books are: Sphere, Enders Game and The Lord of the Flies. I liked Sphere because of how amazing it was written, it made me want to keep reading. It was also really freaky when everybody started turning against each other, it combined everything I like action, science fiction and creepiness. Lord of the flies was the same way but I thought it was very life like, people get lost on an island and freak out. It was sad at some parts and was kind of gory at other parts but it was a great read. Lastly, Enders Game was a really great book, it was kind of sad because Ender really had to be completely destroyed for everyone else to be happy. Even though I loved the book I could never see anyone who is like 7 or 8 years old, having to go through the things that Ender did. These are some of my favorite books, I like a lot more but these are the books that just spoke to me.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Hockey Tough by Saul Miller
Next I am reading Outliers
Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The book continued on about what would happen if all of the humans left, it also talked a lot about polymers and all of the plastic waste that is produced. It was really surprising how much waste is in all of or oceans, it talked about the pacific garbage patch that is floating around in the Pacific. It said that now the size has grown to an area the size of Africa. It talked about these things called nurdles that are these tiny little plastic pieces, 5.5 quadrillion are produced, equaling 250 billion pounds are manufactured annually. Once again this was a great nonfiction book and I really enjoyed it.
Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt
This book was really good, though the actual writing was amazing. The book was writen by Liza Page, and soon when your reading the book and it switches charecters, it is really anoying because all of the sudden someone will be talking about a new family. Luckily it said which doctor was "telling" the story. The part that I found good was the plot, and how these for guys persevered through all of these hard times and actually became doctors. I thought that it was inspritational because if these men had been able to do it and they had lived in the projects, than I who has it much better off than all of them combined, should be able to get through college. It was a great book, read it if you want to learn about living in the ghettos or just read it to inspire you. Next week I am reading speaker of the dead...
Speaker for The Dead by Orson Scott Card
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Ready Player One by ernest cline
This was one of the best books I have ever read, there was action and it also incorporated sci-fi which was really cool. I loved the idea of being able to go into another world and do and be whatever you want. I cant wait until someone comes up with something just like this and I can own my own asteroid and become anything I want. The book was really descriptive and I read it in one day so I really liked the book. I would definitely read it, I had one question though about the age progression of the main character so if anyone figures that out I would like to know.
Into thin air by Jon krakauer
Moby Dick part one by herman melville
Moby dick part two
By page 350 there was one brief encounter with a whale, I am not understanding how this book relates to whaling at all. There are so many run on sentences, I mean if I ever wrote something like that any teacher would slap me and tell me re do it. I guess grammar wasn’t what it was back then, it was like 150 years ago. I guess I might not be done with the book but I don’t understand how any of the story is relatable to now other than the small stuff like going on a boat. All in all I cant say if it is a Classic right now but where I am up to I feel it does not deserve it.
Moby Dick finale
Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien
MAZE RUNNER BY JAMES DASHNER
To Be Read
Under The Dome
The Red Pyramid
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
The Sisters Brothers
Pretending its beer, I down the malty beverage
My mom asks for a sip
The machine is right over there
The drink is much to valuable for anyone but me
his boots leave large imprints in the soft ground
tattooing the surface for ever.
The large gold bubble located where the mans head should have been turned
as the man slowly took in what he saw
What he was doing, and seeing
would change this world forever.
He planted the flag, walked around and then went home
Humans will never and have ever been the same since.
People now liberated by a common goal
continue to strive towards the next planet.
No matter how far humans get in outer space
there will be more to explore forever.
Poetry take 2 random stuff
but he doesn't understand how mean
to put such restrictions
on such innocent children's
chances to be quite obscene.
There once was a skier from France
who didn't fancy wearing pants.
He tripped and fell
and gave quite a yell
luckily nothing dirty else ends with ance
There once was a student from logan
who couldn't write a good poem
he wasn't good at art
and wasn't even that smart
and thats why we don't hear from him again