Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Grades 3-4 Book Club: Jake and Lily

Who is your favorite character in the story? Why?:

Julia: I'm surprised about this but my favorite character is Ernie, the super-goober. He's kind to everybody. He doesn't know that he's being teased. I like him because he's sweet. He's like a baby deer.

Goobers=defenseless fawn. Clueless. Oblivious. Teased. Quirky. 

Natalie: I liked Poppy because he's funny. It's funny how his family have weird names. Peace-Boy and the mom's name. He's nice because whenever Lily was upset, like when she was going through her awkward phase, he made her feel better.

Molly: I liked Ernie, the Super-Goober, because he was always nice to everybody. He was funny in a way that he didn't know he was being made fun of.

Evan: I liked Poppy because he's awesome and boss. He helps Lily in times of trouble.

Ben: I liked Bump because Jake and Lily would have always spent their time together. Bump sort of forced them apart.

Olivia:I liked Bump because he was kind of rude but he forced Jake and Lily apart. It made the story better by forcing them apart.

Abby:I liked Anna, the girl who went to Lily's house for the sleepover. She was really annoying and I like being annoying.

Ani: My favorite character was Sydney, Lily's new best friend. She's not really girlie and she's a lot like Lily.

Kelsey: I liked Sydney, Devon and Lily because they are all really funny and nice.

Cecilia: I liked Devon because he reminds me of my cousin Nicholas.

Rileigh: I liked Devon because he's like one of cousins who lives in Wakefield. He has funny names for Lily and he talks funny.

Riley: I liked Lily because I have a cousin who is my age who is nice. She has brown hair and is a lot like me. I imagine us being twins.

What did you think about Jake ditching Lily for the neighborhood boys?: 

Julia: I don't think it was very nice. Imagine if your brother ditched you and didn't talk to you and hated you. I would feel alone and sad and depressed. If you had a schedule for playing, that might work.

Natalie: I agree with Julia. I get why Jake did this, though. If you were a boy and had a sister who was with you your whole entire life. It would get annoying. I think that I would want to get away from that for awhile.

Molly: I agree with Julia. Imagine if your sibling just ditched you for the Death Rays. I would kind of get it, though, because you wouldn't always want to be with your sister. You want to explore the world by yourself. I liked it when they did that. It made the story more interesting.

Evan: I think it was the best thing that ever happened. Jake needed some space to live.

Ben: I'm glad that it happened. Lily probably wouldn't have a friend. She and Jake would still be hanging out together. Lily would never have met Sydney and Devon.

Olivia: The best thing that ever happened.

Abby: I didn't think it was bad or the best thing. I could see that if I was spending my whole life with my twin, I might want to spend time with my friends.

Ani: Jake can ditch her but he can't ditch her for half the summer. You don't ditch your brother or sister for the whole summer.

Kelsey: I think that it would be a dramatic scandal.

Cecilia: If that were me and my brother, I wouldn't mind it. But if it were me and Kelsey, I'd be heartbroken.

Rileigh: If it were me and Evan or Ben, I'd be okay. If it were between me and Kelsey (my twin), I be like "no, don't leave me."

Riley: I think that that was the worst thing that ever happened. I would cling on to my twin and never let go.

What's your favorite scene of the story?:

Julia: When Bump drew Super-Goober on Devon's tube and Devon started crying because it was messy which led to Bump's arrest in his underwear.

Natalie: Still thinking.

Molly: I liked it when Jake was like "this club is only for boys" and Lily screams out "I'm not a girl".

Evan: When they placed the cantaloupe on the table.

Ben: At the end, when Poppy was at the train station.

Olivia: My favorite part was when Lily yelled after the riders, "I'm not a girl". And when the cantaloupe was on the table.

Abby: When they go into Ernie's house because the mom invites them in.

Ani: When Jake disses Lily when they're riding bikes and Lily yells "I'm not a girl!"

Kelsey: Bump showing up in his underwear. And Jake in his underwear.

Cecilia: When they open Devon Park because all of the little kids running around is to cute.

Rileigh: When Lily citizen-arrests Bump for vandalizing the tube at the park. He's in his underwear.

Riley: My favorite scene is the switching bruise scene because it was weird and gross.

Please rate this book from 1-5, with 5 being the best:

Rileigh: 5

Riley: 4

Olivia: 4

Abby: 2.5

Cecilia: 5.5

Kelsey: 5

Ani: 3

Evan: 4.4

Julia: 3

Natalie: 2

Molly: 3

The Grade 3-4 Book Club selection for January is Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. "Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time."--Publisher. Copies of the book will be available behind the Circulation Desk within the next week. Please remember to register for Book Club so that we know how many people will be coming.

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