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Books Read This Quarter

The Tattoo by Chris McKinney

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury


Aug 2012May 2016

Kalani High School


Applying as a Book Reviewer.

-Reading through first copies of books, gauging and judging things like the quality of the plot, prose, and character development.


At the beginning of the year, my goal was to try and read as many books as I can. This was set because I wanted to increase the amount of books I read on a regular basis. I also set this goal so that I increase my vocabulary which can help me become a better writer, speaker, and even improve my scores on standardized tests.

Next quarter, I would like to be able to get through at least four different books. This quarter I was only able to get through two books, partly because we did not start reading until the third week of school. Since we get to read immediately when we return from fall break, I plan to get through at least four books in quarter 2.



Though I may not be as skilled as my peers in my class reading in general for I speak an alternate language at home, I have picked up many skills in reading as well as writing very quickly.

This quarter I was able to get through two books in a very short amount of time. There were many class exercises such as class and group discussions. This helped me to be able to find sensory detail, themes, motifs, and different character types.

Reading Experience

Throughout my life, I have read countless amounts of books. In my early life, it consisted nothing other than color books in Japanese. The first time I became interested in reading an English novel was in first grade, with the book Mr. Popper's Penguins. Since then my level of reading has steadily rose, and today I am able to read books that any other 12th graders will read. Last year I have read Things Fall Apart for class, and over the summer I have read The Fault in our Stars.

I do enjoy reading as it is easier for me to comprehend the sensory details which makes the books much more interesting to read.