By Katie Doyle
The book I read is a titled Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Neilsen. The theme of the book, to me is, those lowest can be the most powerful. The reason for picking this theme is because, in the book Nic, the main character, starts as a lowly slave until given the power of Caesars bulla and influence over the griffin. These abilities make him a danger to Rome and they do there worst in order to retrieve the bulla. This doesn't just apply to Nic, there is another character that lives with many orphans, she is skilled with knives and bows, and is said to be as good as the soldiers.
Nonfiction- Authors Purpose
This summer I read a book called The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill by James C. Humes. The authors purpose could be seen as a wish to inform people of Churchill and his accomplishments in or out of the war. The reason for this is that Churchill is an important historical figure and important in general. He fought in the military, gave many speeches to inspire people, and was a great man in general.