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The premise of the book seems pretty interesting. I like that idea that things in the box come from somewhere else. I would ask you what you would ask for, but knowing it comes from someone else would you use it? I guess that's an interesting question too. I would say that I would have to think of something that maybe wouldn't have a negative impact on someone else.
Do you learn where the box came from? That's what I keep thinking of. Where do you think it might have come from?
Tell me what you know about the Terces Society. How do you join? Who are the members? What is their goal? What is the history of this group? Would you join? Could you join? What questions do you have about it?
I was reading the summary and it sounded so cool that I wanted to know more.
Which was the best book in the series and why? Do you think it was better than Benedict Society?
What are you reading next? What made you choose it? Introduce it to me.
So far, what has been the top 3 things you've read this year?
Great response. I really can't wait to get into this series.
What's changed? What has been the biggest surprise so far?
Who has the better Society- the Benedict Society or Terces? Which is harder to get into? What are the requirements?
What special skills does Yo-Yoji have?
It sounds exciting!
Wow. The 5th book? I'm pretty sure I didn't even know there was 5!
What is the title? What elements are the same as the other books in the series? What is different?
Oftentimes when series get too long, I tend to lose interest. Do you ever feel that way? What keeps the "Secret" series so fresh and interesting? Is it the author's writing or just the characters and setting he created? Explain.
Thanks for the super detailed response. I do want to read this series some time. It seems like a good one and it's different from other books out there.
Did you finish? Was the ending satisfying?
What did you like about the author's style of writing? Could you give him some advice or maybe just a compliment.
What are you planning on reading next? Can't wait to hear about it...
That is one series I really want to read!
What genre would you put this series in? I don't understand the part about Max-Ernest being from the present and Cass from the past. Are there different settings? Time travel?
What is the conflict in the series? I know there is a villain in one of the books called Lord Pharaoh, but I think there's other villains too.
What would you say you have in common with Max-Ernest and Cass?
Which is the best book in the series? Why?
Her life doesn't sound that bad to me! But I'm an old guy. Do you think her parents are treating her fair? What should she be allowed to do?
What kinds of privileges do you want when you're 12? What will be your responsibilities by then?
I'm sure you've moved on... what are you reading now?
So I guess Rory is turning 12. Her parents seem a little bit eccentric and overbearing. What is Rory's life like? I bet there are a lot of rules in the house. Does she want more freedom now that she's 12? Does she expect her parents to buy her all the things from her list? That could be a lot!
What else is happening in her life? Does she have friends? What is her school life like?
Grade 94 A I think because you are starting a book there were not a lot of details. Overall, you did a nice job and followed instructions well.
I would recommend the book Watership Down. It's a really, really great book about a warren of rabbits. But of course... it's not REALLY about rabbits, but about society and the way people live, work and deal with each other. I think it might blow your mind.
I remember being very angry and sad at the same time at the end of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham". It was realistic fiction set in the time of the civil rights movement, so to think that it was based on what really happened kind of blew my mind.
What are you reading now? Tell me a little about it so we can talk about it.
What a great response! The book seems very sad too. I think I was moved just by having you tell me about it. Is it emotional reading it at times? I think that that is a sign of a good author, when they can move you emotionally through their characters, plots and manner of writing.
What has happened in the book? Usually a character will have to go through a trial or test to prove themselves or find out more about themselves. Does Augie have to undergo something that will test him? Are his friends there to help him through any of this stuff? Is he getting any support from home?
I'm intrigued. What do you think Augie looks like? Is he disfigured or does he have a cat head or something?
How do other children generally react to him? Has had he made any friends? What is his personality like? He probably has to make up for his condition, so he must be very engaging in some way.
It also sounds like a story with a lesson in it. I know you haven't finished it yet, but what do you think the message (or theme) of the story is so far?
Talk to you soon,
Yeah! Exactly! That is totally his style. He does a lot of very long, very detailed sentences and then short, choppy ones.
I always felt that Grayson was like an older version of Maniac. And that Maniac maybe feels that he has to do better in life so he doesn't end up like Grayson. Grayson is kind of a sad character. He does the best he can, but he was never able to achieve his goal in life.
What is the big problem in the town? How does Maniac try to resolve it?
I love Maniac Magee! It's a great book and Jerry Spinelli is one of my favorite authors for young adults.
Maniac is definitely a rare sort of person because he doesn't see colors or the ways people might be different (or the same). He somehow sees the essence of everything around him. Is this a strength? How might it be a weakness?
Did you meet Grayson yet? How would you describe him? Why do he and Maniac get along?
Constance! Too funny!
That is a pretty powerful ability she has. If you could have one, what would it be? I think I would like super hearing. That would come in handy, especially on adventures.
That was a really good plan of Mr. Curtain's. He knew they couldn't resist a puzzle.
What happened after Sticky saved everybody from the Ten Men. Explain to me how Ten Men is only one guy. I never really understood that part.
What else has happened. Did they Mr. Curtain yet?
Sounds like Constance is the focus in this one. True? She was always such an interesting character. What else did you learn about her? Does she age? I forget, isn't she like a super-smart baby?
What's going on with Sticky? He's my favorite character. Which is yours? And which one is closest to your personality? I'm probably most like Constance because I can be crabby. Grrrrrr....
Anything in the book surprise you?