I miss you...and I miss our quirky old Bambert! So, this week's Reader's Notebook blog is all about our Read Aloud: Bambert's Book of Missing Stories.
A great author is really an artist, creating characters and a plot that have DEPTH and are BELIEVABLE. This does not mean the book has to be realistic. What I mean by this is that through reading the book, you feel that the characters are real, you grow to know and understand them, and you see them as complex people (just like real people are). The plot, or sequence of events, is meaningful, complex, interesting, and gets you making predictions. You believe what is happening, and you want to find out what will happen next!
Explain to me and your classmates whether or not you think Reinhardt Jung has crafted a book with depth and believability in terms of his characters and/or plot. The more specific you can be, the better (use examples and evidence from the story itself).
This assignment is meaty! I really want you to elaborate, so I'm giving
you a lot of time to think and write. This way, you can also enjoy
reading classmates' responses and commenting about them. Rather than being due this Friday (Oct. 12), you have all the way until next Thursday (Oct. 18) to respond.