The book that I read was called Lion and it was a true story written by Saroo Brierley. I think the genre was adventure because that’s basically what Saroo was doing, (having an adventure). The book was about an Indian boy who got lost when he was very young and had many adventures while he was trying to find his was home. At one point he was found by an orphanage and was adopted by two Australians, this meant he had to move to Australia. As he grew up there he decided to try and find his real family. Then his journey began.
What I liked most about this book was how Saroo explained his adventures in a detailed way which made the book quite interesting. What I didn’t really like about the book was how after he found his family it kind of dragged on and wasn’t really interesting anymore.
My favourite part of the book was when he found his real family. It was a really happy and nice moment for Saroo and all the readers. When I watched the movie I cried when he found his family even though it was a happy part.
Overall I really liked the book and enjoyed reading it. It was interesting, fun and exciting to read. My rating for it out of ten was, eight and a half out of ten.
I heard a bump. Being home alone and hearing this was scary for me, so I decided to stay quiet. 5 minutes after I heard another bump. I went to grab a knife from the kitchen, but heard a bump again. I ran and grabbed a knife then went back to the living room. But then, the door slammed and I knew I was in trouble. I ran out the front door, because they came in through the back and ran to my neighbors house. I knocked on the door once. Twice. Thrice, but they didn’t respond. Oh god, I thought
The nice fresh smell fills my nose
The big shimmering waterfall calmly flows
I hear the birds as they chirp and fly
The bright green foliage catches my eye
The rocky path leads my way
This is were I will stay today
I gaze around at the beautiful sight
Filling me with great delight
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I skipped rocks on the lake, watching as they disappeared into the distance then splashed in the water. Skipping rocks was my way of thinking and calming down. I continued to skip rocks then moved to another spot. I skipped a rock but it immediately splashed in the water. What? I thought. I threw another one and the exact same thing happened. I shuffled around so I could see what was blocking the rocks. I was horrified. Two legs stuck out of the lakes water. I couldn’t even imagine what happened here, and I knew I definitely didn’t want to.
I arrived at sister and my friend’s place from swimming. She came out the door.
“Bye Dad!” She said to her dad. We climbed into my mum’s car and she drived us to Jewel Station and dropped us off. She caught the train in to Melbourne Central station, went to Melbourne Central, and started our shopping spree. We went into shops and shops until we stopped for lunch.
“Oh my god I’m so hungry.” my sister said
“Me too.” We responded together
We ate our lunch then went to a couple more shops. Finally we had to go home. We went back home and just chilled out. Best. Day. Ever.
Hi, My name’s Tim. I live in a small town surrounded by forest called Pinewood. My home is small, but it’s just like everyone else’s. My town is small, but holds many mysteries, for example, the forest that surrounds us. Many people would ask,
“ So, what lies ahead of those HUGE pine trees, but honestly, no body knows. Its a mystery to me and everyone else, except for the people who go into the forest. But they take a long time to come back, and usually they’re too scared to talk about the forest after. But that’s Pinewood for you. A small town, with BIG secrets.
“1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!” Jessica finished counting the “ten seconds off” and went off to catch Timmy. I hid behind a bush, this was hide and seek tiggy after all. I hid behind the bristly bush my head peeking out, I couldn’t see Jessica anywhere. I saw a group of people run across the oval, they looked like they were playing with us, but I still couldn’t see Jessica.
” Hi there!” Jessica said. I ran, she followed me. I ran around the bushes and through the oval, then I tripped, in two big footprints. I lay on my back looking at the prints.
“What the heck.” Jessica said.
I sat on the comfy, blue couch. My kitchen rules was about to start, and I couldn’t miss out on the last episode. I sat there with my popcorn chewing on it noisily, but I mean why couldn’t I my parents weren’t home and my brother was at a friends place. Then suddenly it went dark. The TV shut off and all the lights on in the house stopped working. What?? I thought. Then the lights and the TV switched back on just as quickly as they turned off. Then I saw a shadow in the corner of the living room. Oh my god, I thought.
We walked through the maze, our hearts beating fast. Every corner we turned was with fear, nothing was more scary than this maze. Archie and I were terrified after we saw the gatekeeper of the maze and turned the corner immediately. We made a quick right turn as we saw the gatekeeper running towards us, as it came rushing towards us we noticed that in its left eye, it was blind. This was our chance, a chance to get out of this maze once and for all. Because there it was, at the end of the path, the chance to escape.
Physical: What this story tells us is that the character has big ears, before you find out the character’s a cat then as a person then they would have big ears. The characters physical attributes play a big role in the story because the family wouldn’t have invited him home if he wasn’t cute. I’m not sure how this character feels about their attributes because it was a cat. The character changes physically during the story because at the end the cat gets fitter and eats more food so he becomes healthier. This affects the character because at the start if he never met the family then he might have not lived.
- Intellectual: I think that this character is smart because he is surviving by himself with no one else so he is very independent even though he needs people to help him. I think that this character knows that he likes the family and is happy that they helped him. I think the character was smart enough to survive in his world because he was already doing it but he did need a helping hand. This character learns that the family taking him in are really nice and giving.
- Emotional: I think this character feels curious and hopeful, I think he feel this because he is really curious about the family and hopeful about what is going to happen in their future. I think the cats feelings change when the family takes him in and he feels happy. When the character faced challenges in the story I think that he still tried to stay positive and find another solution.
- Social: This character is a social cat and I think that how the family started to like him so much because he was social. This character chooses his friends and family as people he met at the start of the story, I think that the cat chose them because they seemed like nice and friendly people. I don’t know where the character stands in the social order because it is just a cat and doesn’t really have a place.
- Philosophical: I think that this character believes that life is good, happy and fun. These beliefs might be based on how he used to live a hard life and that suddenly got turned around by a new family. These beliefs change throughout the story because before he got the family his beliefs about life were harder and then after he got happier and healthier. I think that his family share the same beliefs about life that he has.