Reading like a writer: The Thickety

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In the beginning, Kara isn’t very strong and she just tries to ignore everyone around her.

At the end of the chapters around the middle of the story, there is a lot of suspense that makes me excited and I always want to read more.

I think the voice of the story is meant to make me feel scared and excited in different parts.

I think the word choice in this story is very good and chosen well because it makes me visualize what’s the events in the story.

I think the sentences are very fluent and easy to read.

I think the conventions in this story were quite good but in some parts, it didn’t really make sense.


Reading like a reader: The Thickety

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How long has Timoth Clen been alive? What happened to Constance Lamb? Where is Kara’s father? Who is Kara’s father? What happens next?

I predict that the events that happen next may not be very pleasant. The book ended with Kara being stuck in a dangerous and enchanted forest with her brother, Taff, and a horse, Shadowdancer. I predict that Kara will travel through the forest with Taff and Shadowdancer and get to an unknown part of the island.

It seems that Kara is really alone and isolated and that the only people that really comfort her are her little brother and her father.

This book reminds me a little bit of Harry Potter because there is a dangerous forest on the edge of the Hogwarts grounds that is forbidden, just like in this story.

I felt really shocked when Simon grabbed Kara’s little brother, threw him across the room and banged his head against the wall and blood spilled out of it.

I believe that this was a really good book because I could really feel different emotions like scared or shocked and felt like I was really in the story. I also feel that I could visualize what was happening in the story really well.


The 5 Big Questions : The Thickety

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Big Question #1: What makes this book good?

I believe that The Thickety  is a good book to read because there are different scenes in the story that make you feel what the characters would feel and it also makes you get a really clear image in your mind about what is happening.

Big Question #2: What would make this book better?

In my opinion, I think that to make this book better I would like to  have a little bit of romance between the main character and her friend, Lucas. It seems that they really trust each other so maybe a little kiss on the cheek to Lucas from Kara will do.

Big Question #3: What’s the one most important thing the author wants you to know? 

I think that the most important thing that J.A.White wants me to know in this story is that your family is important to you and you should put their needs before yours. I also think that she wrote this story to explain how she was treated when she was younger.

Big Question#4: Why did the writer write this?

I think that J.A White wrote this story because that maybe when she was younger she wasn’t treated very nice at school but her family really cared for her and helped her as she grew up.

Big Question #5: What does the audience need to know to understand and enjoy the book?

I think that what you would need to know is that the events in the story aren’t actually real, but because I think that this book is so good they seem real.

 


The 5 Facts of Fiction : The Thickety

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Fact #1: Fiction is all about character…

Kara Westfall who is the main character, is a polite 12 year old girl who begins to believe that she, like her mother, is able to do the worst crime that you could commit in De’Noran – witchcraft. She was forced to go in after a bird – like animal grabbed her mother’s necklace from her neck. There she was led to find a grimoire.

Fact #2: Fiction is all about what your character wants…  

Kara Westfall wants to use the grimoire because it makes her feel strong and powerful. But she knows that if she keeps using it, she will eventually arrive on the page of the Last Spell.

Fact #3: Fiction is all about how your character gets or doesn’t get what he or she wants…