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Liz Arevalo: Blog 7 I want everyone to read you…

Liz Arevalo: Blog 7 I want everyone to read you…

Some of the important points that I drew from this chapter the importance of expanding my knowledge on all types of books. The push to read as many different books as possible in order to guide my future wild readers in the best path for each unique student’s likes and tastes. In my future classroom I will be practicing the celebration of students’ choices. Which I think is crucial to any readers confidence. 

As a reader I have learned that I apparently I’m not as picky reader as I thought I was. I can find myself to like a book, I might not love it and enjoy it but I can come to terms with it and make peace. My reading preferences are definitely love, mystery and historical genre books. I have explored different genres in this class and have loved every one of them. I now willingly choose to go out of my comfort zone and explore “worlds” that teach me new things and help me grow as a student, future teacher and person. I’m very excited to get my read on over winter break. I really did try to read over these past few weeks but proved to be unsuccessful with everyone going on in my community. It’s about finding and making time just like Miller has mentioned before and that is what’s next for me. 

Eleanor has big bouncy, red curly hair. She’s white and she has pretty pink cheeks that turn bright red when she gets nervous. She is not like the rest of the girls at this new school, the opposite of Tina’s figure you might say. Eleanor is bigger, she has bigger chest than the rest of the girls and her legs and wider and her belly might hang a little under her big shirts and sweaters she wears to try and hide it. Eleanor avoids everyone by all means. For the most part she only shares her thoughts and feelings with her self. She is not very open if at all, for her expressing her actual feelings might make her appear weaker. Eleanor also avoids the world around her, especially at home. It takes her more than 2/3 of the book to tell Park the cute guy who she is so into about her step father. A man needless to say is a complete worthless, cynical, alcoholic and violent man with Eleanor’s mother, siblings and towards her. She rarely ever even has an actual conversation with her mom, a woman trapped in a domestic violence relationship who see’s no other way to life. Eleanor is beyond strong. She is emotionally broken because of her physical appearance, but her heart is so big and she has so much love to give. She is shy, brave, loyal to those she loves and tough. 

I loved this novel. I enjoyed it so so much. I look forward to reading more books by Rainbow Rowell. I actually liked it so much that I purposely did not want to finish it it took me awhile to be mentally prepared enough to finish the book. I would definitely recommend this book, it is so worth reading. 

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