I can observe that drew has may problems because it says " ...house into a quarantined safe zone" 57 I bet it must stink to live like that.
When Drew starts talking about titan. I think he wishes that he and titan were more like friends, not just a layability.
On page 62 when it says stuff about the code i wonder what is on the full code and why titan wont talk about it with drew.
I observed that titan is a jerk because on page 68 he is basically telling drew to scram and save himself but he need titan to help him.
on page 102 the reader meets mike and i think that drew is his friend,
pg 134 I think drew is jelous of Jenna because she is better then him so I think drew will train more.
141 drew is mad because he can only use his senses. I think drew might drop out of H.E.R.O
On page 145 drew is talking about the disguise. I predict that someone is going to comprimise drew and get his secret out
149 Drew's parents are mocking supers. If I was Drew I would be steaming mad.
152 I don't know why drew keeps trying. He knows that the titan will not come to his senses.
190 When gavin impersinates the villian of the jack of clubs I think drew is going to make him pay
I am predicting that mr.micallister is the jack of hearts.
198 mr masters just saved his life and hopefully drew can get out of there
213 why would he attack drew, it would make no sense
236 " Everyone quiet please, the Jack of Diamonds says, pattering the air, His voice sounds a little like James Bond, the new one, not the old Scottish guy who everybody likes better." The way Drew describes him is so eloquent that I could not leave it out. I can see the way how he talks.
280 If kid callieber would return then maybe the titan will.
If the titan killed her why would it matter to him anyway
286 " Kid caliber the fastest gun slinger in the nation. Two holsters, two guns." I made an Infernce that kid caliber is ambidextrous because to use both hand fluently and be able to pull them out so quickly. You would need to be ambidextrous.
317 mr masters might be working for the dealer
The chapter name is the jack of hearts. I thought titan killed her.
jenna is the new jack of hearts. What?
Conclusion and theory
A deliberately slow start to a story allows a reader space to develop predictions and become interested in the story. In the book Sidekicked the author John David Anderson does exactly that. The book is very slow in the beginning but it starts speeding up progressively throughout the story. The slow start leaves little hints throughout the story so the reader stays interested in the book and can make predictions throughout the book. When the reader is thinking about the book they are liking it a lot more. But why is this book a good example to this point? I will show you.
The book Sidekicked is about a 13 year old boy who goes to a middle school. But the boy has super powers. He is able to use his senses better than any living being on earth. In the school there is a group called H.E.R.O, it is a training facility for young sidekicks. In the town Justicia there are lots of super heroes and sidekicks that protect the city. Drews mentor is a super named the Titan. Titan doesn't want anything to do with Drew because he doesn't want a sidekick. I don’t want to spoil any more of the book because you should go read it.
In the book Sidekicked the book starts very slow and boring. The first 175 pages are basically a big lead up to a really good plot. The beginning of the book has drew captured by a villain showing he is a superhero sidekick. After the saving the book explains who drew and his friends are. His rivals, his thoughts and many more. But since the book is really boring at first, the author John David Anderson has to keep the reader intrigued. So he leaves little cliffhangers and parts in the book that really make a reader think and make predictions. After the reader has made threw the first part of the book, the book gets a lot more interesting.
Once the book starts to pick up the pace it gets way more confusing and interesting. The main villain reapers and his minions try to take out all of the supers. But the author ends up giving a lot of plot twists and cliffhangers. The reader gets so glued to the book. The main villain is really a superhero getting revenge on another superhero and the villain is actually a girl. The villain also was the real villains daughter who was supposedly dead who was not and the dad was so she became the new villian. Then Drew's best friend, the sidekick to the villain/super/main villain's daughter, is actually bad and betrays him. But then Drew’s best friend turns good and saves Drew. Confusing? Read the book and you will understand.
That is how a deliberately slow start to a story allows a reader space to develop predictions and become interested in the story. So if you want to you should read the book and I mean read the book.
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"Part one. (in which I almost Die)"(1) This is showing that the author has voice through the character
"He looks like the kind of person who plays 6 sports and kicks puppies"(46) Voice with Andrew (main character)
"But I do. Or at least I did"(64) This is showing that this is a important moment for andrew, because he uses voice in those last two sentances
"Did he really say that?"(58) This is Drew talking about what their teacher had told them about what people were saying.
"I decided not to punch someone, who can instantly turn them self into a human rock of concrete"(47) This is drew talking about his fellow student -voice added-
"I was really looking to defuse a bomb or two"(56) This quote is emphasizing that Drew doesn't have an ordinary live.
"My home life is boring compared to my outside life" (74) Showing that Drew's life is unique
"The one hard part is hiding your true person, even from your parents."(76) Drew is having more trouble keeping his sidekick life a secret from his parents
"He signed 'blowing up' once I said his name"(82) This is showing character in Drew's friend eric.
"Now I dont know what death means anymore"(83) A plot twist came to the group when they discovered someone is alive when all thought he was dead
(83)"I dont know what death means anymore" Drew is now mixed up with what he thinks in his superhero world after a twist was brought up to him
"Anyone would be scared to go against him and his squad" ( 83)
"She was always cautious about my senses"(94) Drew has friends that care about him even though he has people that don't like him
(110) "Part two.. In which I almost die again". Voice in the author
(132) "Salt is the only spice I have grown even close, to fond to (mostly because of the smell)". This shows how delicate his scenes are
"Now apparently, i'm supposed to smell where they come from as well" (137) voice
"I wonder if that's his new catchphrase. It sounds horrible"(158) Voice
"I highly doubt that but, whatever floats your boat."(164) Character is shown in Drew's quote
"With the surprises that came, I don't know anymore"(165) This is showing how the plot affects the main character and shows, character
"I throw my hands up in the air. The universal gesture of 'what are you talking about.'"? Drew is a curious person and this quote shows voice and character
(184) the worst 15 minuets of my life so far". Character and voice
"Are you sure? I don't think so"(183) Drew is skeptical about his friends choice.
"PART 3. Someone else almost dies for a change"(217) voice & character
(220) "SPEED: 2. AGILITY: 2. SKILL: 2." Drew doesn't have confident in himself about his job.
"you can call it a disagreement. Or attempted murder. 'not that I know of, sir"'. Character in the main character, even thought he does not speak with it.
(218) "I have never been in a suit so tight. It feels 100 times worse then anything" voice
(218) "The dress shoes killing my toes..." voice & character
" I slick back my hair with what is maybe a bit too much gel"... Voice
"A bunch of uncomfortable looking couches"(225) voice
" I can also smell that horrible chlorine smell"(225) Voice
(239)"That's funny. I said the same thing last week and got trampled" self-deprication and voice
"turns out i'm a natural"(226) Drew usually underestimates himself and lacks confidence
When a book is written in first person you get a better insight on what that character thinks. Sidekicked by John David Anderson is about a boy who balances his life between being a hero, and a middle school student. The book is written in first person which helps the reader know the inside of the main character, Andrews, mind. Looking to Andrews point of view has a effect of the reader that makes you understand things the way he does, more than the way you would choose to. Anderson’s choice to write Sidekicked in first person allows the reader to have similar experience to the main character based on insight into the importance of events to Andrew.
In my book Sidekicked, you get the first person insight on the story being untold. Andrew is having to take care of his life with his friends, and his life at home. When reading the book you start to have a similar experience and start to understand his struggle more and more. When the reader is reading the book they may not think Andrews life is that difficult than it actually is. All this is proved with the fact the book is written in first person. Andrew lists all his activities to show how difficult it is in his shoes with his loaded to-do list. Other from the author just writing “Andrew had lots to do and did not like to do it” does not have you knowing what about it makes it that he hates it. Yet in the book The author writes “I hate having to juggle things like my personal life and my outside life. Even though i'm not that busy, I feel like i'm dragged in this”(80). Obviously the second quote has more feeling than the first which helps prove that to write Sidekicked in first person allows the reader to have similar experience to the main character based on insight into the importance of events to Andrew.
Another part in sidekicked is where Andrew has out loud thoughts about people in his life. He has adult figures who he looks up to and some of them he doesn't like having them in his life. A quote from the book was “He taught me almost everything I have known today. He has almost always been there for me when I needed him most”(34). This is a quote about Andrews teacher that helps him with his life. This is a detailed quote and it helps the reader see the importance of what the teacher does for him and how he has a big role in his life. By having this quote in the book, it helps know things about both the characters and how one of them feels on what’s going on. In this quote, Andrew is talking about his teacher which is what he idea in progress is. By having this quote, and many others like it, Anderson’s choice to write Sidekicked in first person allows the reader to have similar experience to the main character based on insight into the importance of events to Andrew.
In my book, the narration is in first person. This helps the reader understand the main character and the importance level of things to the main character. In the story itself, and multiple quotes around the story, there are examples of how the book is more clear and helps have an experience similar to Andrew’s, and understand things the way he does. This highlights that Anderson’s choice to write Sidekicked in first person allows the reader to have similar experience to the main character based on insight into the importance of events to Andrew.
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