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OLIVIA SHEN

Roald Dahl’s imagination often pits cunning children against bitter and repulsive adults. This continuing theme may be so important in his work based on Dahl’s experiences in boarding school, when his English masters beat him, and upperclassmen were mean and territorial. But in The BFG, the beaten character, the BFG, seems to be similar to Dahl himself; because the BFG spends all of his time giving pleasure to children and saving them, we learn something about who Dahl really is.

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Wonder – a fantastic book that will forever remain in your heart “Sometimes you can’t blend in, no matter how hard you try.” August (Auggie) Pullman is not an ordinary boy. His family thinks he is, but he thinks the word ‘ordinary’ just doesn’t feel right to him. Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, is a book about Read more…

OLIVIA SHEN

I also didn’t think about the predators: coconuts squashing you, foxes, falcons, etc. I can give you a long list of things I didn’t plan for but, those were the most important ones. Anyways, like I said, I didn’t plan about my predators, I didn’t even think about a predator being about 5-6 feet away from me.

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Chinchilla fur is extremely soft which led to extinction for one of the species. Though it is illegal to hunt wild chinchillas, people still continue hunt them because of the luxurious fur.