Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dear Massie,
I think you and your friends seem to be very close. But sometimes you boss them around too much and I think they are starting to get sick of it. Alicia is breaking off from the pretty committee because she doesn’t like that you said that she can't see the boy she really likes anymore. Claire is also still in love with Cam so I think it’s wrong that you tell her she can’t have feelings for him anymore. Also you know that you still want Derrington back but you are just jealous he is with Olivia so you tell the pretty committee that they also can’t see any of their boys anymore. I think that what you did with the school is excellent. The Tiffany and Co box to the extra area is a great addition and now everyone wants to go to school there instead of the actual school building. Also when the school has the contest when people have to decorate their lockers and try to win a spot in the new building is a great idea. I know you and the pretty committee probably doesn’t like the idea but it’s a fair chance for the rest of the school to be able to spend the year in the building of their choice. Also I think that if you try to win your boys back that is also a good idea because you all looked very cute together.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

One connection i see from the book Brat fest at Tiffany's and my real life is the way girls act towards each other. Sometimes girls have frenemies and it’s like the saying "keep your friends close, and your enemies closer" that’s what these girls do. In ever school there are some rivalries and at this school there is many. Massie and her pretty committee think that they are the girls that rule the school. In my life I know some girls think they do. Also another connection is how the girls act about boys. These girls gave up on boys to try and focus on their friendship more, and when the guys get new girls Massie and the PC get very, very jealous. In my life I know many girls who get jealous if they see a guy with another girl. Another connection is how the girls dress. They think that they need to be classy at school and casual on the weekends. I think most girls in Edina would agree with this because I know almost every girl dresses up for school and when they don’t see everyone they are friends with they don’t have to dress up and look all cute. The last connection I see is how the girls act towards school. The girls don’t care what grades they get or how well they are doing and I think this connects to my real life cause most of my friends have stopped caring about how they are doing in school as well.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

In the book Bratfast at Tiffany’s Massie Block thinks she’s on top and thinks she has it all, but the truth is she is about to lose it all. After getting the key to the secret room and being able to spy on the briarwood boys, she thought she could have it all figured out and actually understand boys. But after they found out about the girls spying on them they didn’t want anything to do with them anymore. The briarwood school floods and the boys move into the Octivan School and things go even farther down hill. Massie finds herself and the pretty committee even farther on the LBR list then Layne, Claire Lyon’s best friend. She is starting to hate school and makes a full on boy bash. She makes all her friends give up on boys and not have any interactions or contact. None of her friends really like this idea and they don’t really follow the plan, but they would never tell Massie that. Meanwhile Massie’s ex boyfriend is with some new girls who Massie detests and Massie gets very jealous and tries her best to stop all the flirting going on.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In the movie O brother where art thou? There are some similarities and differences from Everett to Odysseus. One similarity is their search to get home. They both get sent away from their families and their whole journey is to get back home. Another similarity is they both fall into the traps of the sirens. The last similarity is they both travel with a companion and some point in the story the companion gets hurt or dies. One difference between Everett and Odysseus is that Everett is known for his smarts and Odysseus is known for his strength. Another difference is Everett sneaks out of jail and Odysseus is sent away for war.

One event that is in both the book and the movie is The Cyclops. In the book it is portrayed by Odysseus in the end killing him. In the movie The Cyclops beats up Everett and his friends and then comes back later and they kill him with a burning cross. I enjoyed the book version because Odysseus tried to make friends with the Cyclops and then kills him saying that he is Odysseus and he is someone.

Two similarities between Penelope and Penny are that they are both mothers and that they both still love their husband that had left. Three differences between them are that Penelope stayed faithful and Penny did not. Also Penny was getting remarried and Penelope was not letting any suitors marry her because she still wanted Odysseus. The last difference is that Penelope cried a lot and let people know she was not strong, Penny on the other hand seemed very sturdy and strong and able to take care of herself.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I am reading the book Bratfast at Tiffany's by Lisi Harrison as my outside reading. I chose this book because i have read every other book in the series and i really enjoyed all of them so i thought this would be a great book to read.