Thursday, 10 April 2008

Wrtiting Challenge

  • Pick up the nearest book. (I’m sure you must have one nearby.)
  • Turn to page 123.
  • What is the first sentence on the page?
  • The last sentence on the page?
  • Now . . . connect them together….
    (And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the book–that’s cheating!)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
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"Sorry," I said.

"You're jealous, you're upset because I'm paying all this attention to other people and not enough to you."

These sentences fit together really well. You can't tell there is whole page between them. I suppose because it is a continuation of the same conversation.

The book is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.

The I is Leo and the other speaker is Stargirl and this dialogue is happening just before they kiss for the first time - aw!


  1. Ooh that's a cool challenge!

  2. It's cool how the words fit together. If I haven't known about the book before, I'd reall think they'd come directly after the other. Nice!

    Kat (strangely out of place)

  3. It's fun, seeing what books everyone is using; so much variety!

  4. Oops! Your link does not work on the YA Challenge for Stargirl, so I was going to relink it for you, but don't see your review. I'm going to delete the current one and you can relink it at your leisure. Thanks!


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