Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chapter 1- The Catalyst

What do you think the book is about? Who's point of view is the book told from? Why do you think he/she is telling the story? Write your comments on the first chapter here for the Catalyst.

16 comments:

  1. I think this book is about a girl, named Kate, who is really good at science waiting an acceptance letter from MIT. And story is told from Kate. I’m not sure why she is telling this story, since it is just a beginning of the book; all I can know is that she is living with one brother and her father. And she is doing all the house work because she lost her mother nine years ago and she is a runner. By reading the first chapter of Catalyst, Kate have to face, Good Kate and Bad Kate, and I think I will know about her in next chapter.

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  2. i think this book is about a girl name kate who is good at science and maybe math well im not sure why she is tell this story oh shes living with her dad and her brother well that all i know for now well it is the begining of the book

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  4. This book is about a girl name Kate, who is so smart and does everything good and mostly is dedicated to her family since her mother past. I think this is a 1st person point of view. I think she’s telling the story because it’s about her life, maybe because she’s living a good life? I’m not really sure about why she’s telling the story; I need to get more into the book to answer that question. I like the starting of this story, Kate is so helpful and kind of funny because she teases her little brother that he likes to masturbate. She’s very helpful with her family and very smart but she stresses and thinks too much. She should learn how to breathe free and chill.

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  5. Obviously the book is about a jittery girl name Kate; who thinks and worries a lot! She seems very out of earth and probably knows everything that I didn’t, and everything I do. The first chapter is written in first person view as she does her routines; it makes her seem like she is talking about every single thing going around in her life. She’s stressing about a lot of stuff in the 1st chapter so it’s making me stress out also. Also I wonder if anyone’s noticing a pattern in the books we’re reading; that the child has a deceased mom and of course the struggle of children without both parents.

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  6. This book is about a girl who name’s Kate; there is two kind of her, bad and good. I think this book is talk about herself, so, the point of view is the book told from her, I’m not sure why she is telling about that, I just think, she want to everybody knows what is her life, and what is she really to want to do. I like this girl, because she is so honesty and courage, and she look like the family second mother, because she very helpful with her family and she so smart.

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  7. Good observation about having a single parent pattern Yuichiro. I didn't plan it but I guess it's one of the reoccurring theme of many theme books lately.

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  9. The book, “Catalyst”, is about a girl named Kate, who is a very smart girl. She’s been very dedicated to her family since her mother died. She lives with her father and brother. She does a job of a mother, or something like that. This book is a 1st person point of view. I think that Kate is telling the story because it’s about her life and everything else. I think that this book is okay. It’s kind of funny at the same time. I think that the character Kate is a very helpful person and is very smart.

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  10. It is about the girl who is Kate and good at math and science, she is living with his father (age:47), his brother (age:14), and one cat ; name is Sophia, ad Mr. spock (black Lab). Kate is the point of this book, view she is telling that about her family in chapter one.

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  11. to me, after reading this chapter i really think Kate needs help, not help to help her out, but help to show her that she isnt alone.im guessing she wants to share her story about how it is to live without a mother...i grew up without a father and even with my mom around i look at her and i cry because i know she was praying things will go good.i know she was struggling. kate, theres a good and bad side of her, like everyone else, but she stresses alot and i wish i could help her out.if i could, i would!

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  12. This book is about a high school girl, kate, who is going to graduate soon and waiting for the acceptance from the university she applied. More specifically, she has an outstanding grade and characteristics in her school. She is raised by only father and unfortunately, her mother died because of a sudden illness. Kate takes care of her brother who has isthma through his whole life.


    this book is told from 1st person's point of view and that is Kate. Most of the times, she talks about MIT, the university she desparately wants to be got in. She talks about SAT...GPA...College...which always in my mind...that bring a lot of pressure..on me. I dont know what will come next but by reading a title, CATALYST, coming events will not be so pleasing.

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  14. From my point as the reader, Im guessing its Kate. I agree with many of the bloggers, that it is from the First persons point of veiw.

    So This book "Catalyst" its about a girl named Kate. She is the woman of her family since her mother had past, she helps her dad out and also helps take care of your sick younger brother. Kate is in Hish school, she has outstanding grades, a rocking GPA etc. She talks about MIT. The college she hopes to get accepted in to. At first, I was thinking she was a EMO GOTCHIC person.. But I dont know, its just my thought.. Im not sure if im going to enjoy the rest of this book though....

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  15. I think that this book is about a girl that really wants to go to college. She is really smart, her boyfriend is smart and her friends are smart. All her friends applied to many colleges and got in and she only applied to one college, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and she isn’t even sure if she’s going to get in or not. This book is about a girl trying to raise her brother because her mother had passed away a long time ago. She is also taking care of her father (Reverend Malone). This story was told from a first person point of view. I really don’t know why she is telling the story. Maybe it’s because she just wants to let people know what she was like as a teenager.

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  16. after reading this chapter i really think Kate needs help, not help to help her out, but help to show her that she isnt alone.This book is a 1st person point of view. I think that Kate is telling the story because it’s about her life and everything else. I think that this book is okay. It’s kind of funny at the same time. I think that the character Kate is a very helpful person and is very smart.

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