English 341: It’s Like This

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El Deafo

El Deafo

I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It was a great representation of how books can be enjoyable, inspiring and educational. The way that the pictures actually tell how Cece feels being deaf, and how she expresses that through her emotions, thoughts and her alto ego is really fabulous. There is also a way that the …

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SMILE

SMILE

In the beginning, I was not excited to say the least when I found out we had to read a graphic novel. I felt like they didn’t get across the point as well as books without illustrations and that they relied solely on pictures to do the talking. I have never been more wrong. I …

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Smile!

Smile!

Reading a graphic novel was definitely a new experience for me. I think I was in the boat of people who thought “comic books” or other graphic novels aren’t considered academic or were just for fun. After reading Smile, I have a whole new perspective. Graphic novels are excellent books for excitement, adventure, and stress …

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The Blog About Smile

The Blog About Smile

I loved Smile! I would recommend it to anyone at any age! A colorful graphic novel set in San Francisco during the late 1980’s and into the early 1990’s it follows the author throughout her braces treatment. It was so cool to see how the braces treatment was the underlying timeline for the entire story. …

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Graphic Novel Uses in the Classroom

Graphic Novel Uses in the Classroom

               Flora and Ulysses was what I believe a great book for a gateway into graphic novels or the other way around. If a child likes graphic novels using this book can be a great way to help them adjust into reading chapter books. Because this book was not …

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SPEAK NOW OR be late to post?

SPEAK NOW OR be late to post?

Thus far I am still reaching to end the slow start of the novel, barely screeching by. I felt slightly guilty that I have not fallen in love yet with Speak. I understand the appeal, and I truly believe I would have loved this novel at fifteen and had more in common with high school …

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

The book I chose to read was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  Once I started reading this book I found it hard to put down.  At this point I am about halfway through this book.  The story, although very sad, is captivating and you become very attached to the characters.  Although the book is …

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