They boys are secretly notified by a note that appears in there Lunch boxes when they go to Lunch. The note told them to meet a secret someone at the end of school for more information. (Page 43)
After school the boys went to where the note sent them and they found another note with more information to go to a certain destination. They thought they were gonna meet somebody but they were wrong. They are trying there best to find out where to go next. (Page 57)
The way Pseudonymous Bosch gives me a chapter and then starts a whole new part one after leads me to believe that that chapter will have a significance later on in the book (13).
The way Pseudonymous Bosch starts the book with a chapter that comes later in the book tells me that this chapter will have a significance later in the book (6)
The way the author makes a invisible chapter and blanks most words shows that he has a unusual yet interesting style of writing (198).
The way the author uses the monkey as a key character in this chapter shows how he incorporates the little things in the big picture throughout the book (254).
Max Ernest and his friend start to think that they are being followed by a teacher from their school and they don't know why. When they get to to their destination, they hide from the guy so he can't find them.
Book: THIS BOOK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU
Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Theories and Conclusions Piece
Pseudonymous Bosch includes himself as a character in his stories in order to add another layer onto his plots and pull the reader into his stories. By writing anecdotes about himself, Bosch engages the reader, while emphasizing detail. He gives readers insight into his personality by showing creativity in his writing.
One way Bosch reveals his personality is by dispersing chapters about himself throughout the book. At the same time, he leads the reader deeper into the story by showing as to what is coming next. While Bosch is giving insight on upcoming events, he states,“Well, you know that something terrible is going to happen. (And believe me it is!) Was Hitchcock right? Are you frightened? How frightened?” (69). This quote, taken from a chapter written about Bosch, impacts the reader by trying to cause a reaction from them. Bosch writes the words “you” and “me” to include the reader by creating an active audience. He wants to make the crowd feel a certain way about his writing. Through creatively including the reader in his plot, he allows them to feel as though they are part of the story.
Pseudonymous Bosch captivates the reader is in his surveying chapters by telling the readers how he feels when he is writing and asking them how they feel when they are reading. Although he cannot directly communicate with the readers, he wants them to feel as though he is mentally there when they are reading the story. When he is taking a survey of faces to determine how scared the reader is, he asks, ”…5. Normal- Don’t feel the need to test the laws of gravity, 6. Slightly Nervous- There’s a chill in the back of my neck, 7. Scared- Shiver down my spine Double-checking the locks…?” (70).
By asking the reader how they feel, Bosch wants them to feel connected on a more personal level. The way Bosch incorporates the chill in the back of the neck shows how he wants the reader to feel as they read this.
He pulls readers into the story by his creative chapters that cause the reader to think more deeply about what is happening. An example is his “invisible chapter,” where he uses invisible ink to force the reader to think. He asks, “…Ar ou qu t cert n thos re her p ents?...”(199). He could easily write the full words to help the reader understand, but instead, he wants them to have to think about what is going on. By forcing the readers to think outside the box, he draws their attention. People reading this might say this chapter is totally unnecessary, but in fact, it leads the reader to become a detective looking for clues to the rest of the story. This shows how his creativity pulls the reader deeper into the story. Bosch adds interesting and fun events into the main plot to keep the story interesting. One way he shows this is when he uses a monkey as a key character in this specific chapter. ”The monkey- the live monkey above them, that is- was throwing cacao seeds again. Cass’s shouting only seemed to encourage him to throw more.He shook his head disdainfully, then tossed a seed in his mouth…carefully Cass inserted the seed in the door knob. ‘I think it worked-!’.” (251-252). The monkey throwing seeds doesn’t seem important at first, but he ends up helping Cass and her friends get to the chocolate plantation. By the monkey showing Cass how to open the door, he allows a small part of Cass’s adventure to impact the whole story. This long quote emphasizes that the littlest things in Pseudonymous writing can have the biggest impact. This is what makes his writing so creative and fun to read. He shows people how being yourself in your writing attracts readers and makes your writing jump right off the page. Pseudonymous Bosch is a great writer with all the crazy things he does in his stories. I have learned how important is it to show personality through your words. An author’s creativity can be far ‘louder’ than I had ever imagined it could be. For me, my epiphany about story telling is that when a writer includes him/himself in their story in a creative way, a new layer is added to the story. This Book Is Not Good For You by Pseudonymous Bosch is a clear example how a writer's creativity and personality can add a whole new layer to the plot.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.