Characterization

The character I chose was Tomas. he is one of the 4 protagonists of the story. The author reveals him through if actions and the things he says. He is revealed by his actions because, in this chapter, he is in the principal’s office going through files. This reveals that he is not a rule follower. He is also revealed by what he says, you can tell he is very caring especially toward his sister. While going through the files, he continuously stated he is doing it for his sister. Some guy must have stalked or hurt her in the past year and left school, but he is coming back during the current school year. Also, you can tell Tomas tries to act almost cool by his word choice and sentence length compared to the other characters.
I like Tomas more than most of the main characters because he doesn’t try to be something he’s not. Autumn talks herself up so much and tries to seem like everyone loves her and shes above everyone and everything. Even though Tomas tries to act cool he tells it how it is and doesn’t try to talk himself up.
In the book, he is one of the kids not in the auditorium. He is very important in the story because you find the most information from him, that’s how his personality affects the conflict.
He is a very caring person. You can tell by all of his actions that his sister is a very important part of his life. Also, he is very protective of her. His sister is Sylv, she is the 2nd of the 4 protagonists. she is revealed by what she says. She is very intelligent and she is the second-best character. She is very kind and also cares about her brother. She is friends with Autumn but hangs out with her brother a lot of the book. She is also very emotional. She seems to be the most affected with everything going on in the book. She is also very hopeful, she believes that her brother will save them and get them out of their current situation.

Reading Log 1

The book I am reading is called this is where it ends. My book is about a school shooting all talking place within 54 minutes. I choose this book based off of the title and the font the title is in on the cover. Everyone says you should judge a book by its cover, but sometimes that is how you get the best understanding. I found it very interesting how the title was all in lower case letters and looked like something a teacher would write on the chalkboard. Also the sentence “Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun” really makes you want to know what the book is about.

The other reason I picked the book was from reading the back. The back of the book isn’t your normal authors summary to try and you get you to read the book. On the back of this is where it endsĀ there is a timeline of 5 minutes. It was very interesting that the whole story took place in 54 minutes, but the main action takes just 5 minutes to start. The book is set from 10:01 am -11:59 am in a high school in Alabama, the shooting takes place in the auditorium.

After reading the first chapter, I really enjoy the format of the book. The book starts at 10:01 am and is put into 4 different students’ perspectives: Claire, Tomas, Autumn, and Sylv. Also, the book reaches out to teen readers but putting in a section of the student’s social media posts, at the end of every chapter. This way you know the main four characters’ points of view as well as what everyone is saying about it. Right now, I like 3 out of the 4 main characters. I don’t like Claire, she seems to me to be the type who thinks everyone likes her.