FC: Megan Neighbors 7th period English 1
1: Blackwater | What a beautiful view! | Blackwater
2: realistic fiction | Eve Bunting
3: Rivertown Present day
4: In the beginning of the book, a guy named Brodie went swimming in the Blackwater River, which was extremely dangerous. He saw Paulina, a girl he had a huge crush on with a boy named Otis. He was really jealous, so he pulled her feet in the water without her seeing him. Otis tried to save her, but they both floated down stream. Brodie and his cousin Alex tried to save them and failed. Everyone in town found out that Brodie almost drowned trying to rescue them.
5: They thought he was a hero when it was his fault. He didn't want to tell since they thought it was an accident. A girl Hannah told him a story about how she told some boys where bats were, then they blew them up. She told him she confessed to her dad she told them. Her story convinced Brodie to tell. So he told and his parents said they loved him and they'd protect him. Hannah had seen what Brodie did all along when no one else did. I think the authors point of the book was that telling the truth is always better.
6: Brodie- He has a lot of friends and he has a crush on Pauline. He's 13 years old. He has a cousin named Alex whose 12 that's staying with him and his family for a while. | Pauline- Pauline is really pretty with blond hair. Brodie has a crush on her. She died in the Blackwater River.
7: Hannah- A girl with brown hair whose very nice. She saw Brodie accidentally kill Paulina. She convinced him to tell. They like each other and now they do again. | Alex- He's 12 years old. He's annoying and always has something to say. He's Brodie's cousin.
8: External Conflicts: Paulina's dead. Otis is missing, then found dead. Everyone thinks Brodie's a hero. Internal Conflicts: Brodie knows someone saw him drown them. Brodie was eaten up inside by the guilt.
9: Resolution: A girl named Hannah told Brodie about a story when she made a big mistake, and she told her dad about it. She convinced Brodie to tell his parents, and they were okay with it. Otis and Pauline had a funeral with a lot of pretty flowers.
10: Eve Bunting is an author who has written over 250 books in her life. Her writing styles vary for age groups. She's not from America, she grew up in Ireland. She's 82 years old.
11: I thought the novel was really interesting. The only thing i didn't like about it was all of the people dying. No one was happy in the end, for the most part. I wish Paulina and Otis would have lived.