Friday, January 31, 2014

blog post #2 1/31

1. Did he 'screw up' on accident or was this something he did on purpose? Why do you think he was trying to burn a box of matches? 
He screwed on purpose because he wanted to burn the box and accidently lit the shirt on fire too because it was it the same locker as the box of matches. I think he was trying to get of the box of matches so that he wouldn't get in trouble. 
Why do you think he told people he wanted to kill himself and no one cared? What does that say about what other people think of him?
I think he told people he was going to kill himself because he knew no one would care, and so that people knew he felt bad for what he did. I think it shows that no one is truly there for him, and are very careless in this book

2.
a) surrender, offering
b) incendiary (Could only find one word)
c) tenability, tenacity
d)criminal, thief
e) morals, shame

Friday, January 24, 2014

1/24 Blog Post #1

The book begins with the narrator talking about how he has screwed up. He screwed up because he burned a box of matches and lit a shirt on fire, because of this he could get expelled. He is freaking out because he doesn't want to get caught, and he says that he didn't mean to burn the shirt. 

One prediction I have for this book is that the main character will get caught. I think he will get caught because hes telling people from his school what he did, and I think that eventually somebody will rat on him. Another prediction I have for this book is that he will either run away or kill himself. I predict this because he mentioned already that he wanted to kill himself, yet nobody cared.

Five hard words would be
1. sacrifices 
2. arsonist
3. Tenancies
4. kleptomaniacs 
5. conscience