Chapters 1 through 4- The first main characters that are introduced in " The Fault in Our Stars " are Hazel Grace Lancaster, her mother and father an , and Augustus Waters. Hazel Grace Lancaster-Hazel- is 16 years old and has Thyroid with a met in her lungs which forces her to carry around an oxygen tank wherever she goes; Hazel's mother and father are her two best friends. As for Augustus Waters, or Gus for short, he is a 17 year old boy who used to have "a touch of osteosarcoma" as he likes to say, about a year and a half ago and is the "love interest." Hazel is very much a dynamic character as well as Gus. Hazel Grace grows so much throughout the story and learns so much about herself and other things and falls for Augustus the instant she met him at the Support Group as goes for Gus to Hazel. The book states from Hazel's point of view, "I put the car in park and looked over at him, he really was beautiful. I know boys aren't supposed to be, but he was."(36) It also states (again from Hazel's point of view) "He shook his head, just looking at me. Hazel: "What?" I said Gus: "Nothing," he said Hazel: "Why are you looking at me like that?" "Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people..."(16) *i cry*
#2 Reading Log: Wonder
Part 1 Chapters 1 through 21 (they are very short chapters by the way) - The main characters that are introduced in these first few chapters of "Wonder" are Auggie, Mom, Dad, Via, Mr. Tushman, Jack Will, Julian, and Charlotte. Auggie-the main character- was born with a "facial difference" and was told that he had a "cleft palate". He is 10 years old and is just starting 5th grade, not only is it his first day of school, but it is his first day of school EVER. Mom and Dad are really his only best friends besides Christopher who moved away 3 years ago. Via is Auggie's older sister and is very protective of him; she is 14 years old-starting her freshman year of highschool. Auggie's new principal is Mr. Tushman and grows to be very fond of him. As for Jack Will, Julian and Charlotte, they are the three kids, also beginning 5th grade, that take him on a tour of Auggie's soon-to-be school. Auggie-dynamic-he grows to love himself more and to not care about what others think or say about him as much. Mom and Dad-static/dynamic-they do change because they learn more about Auggie and what he's going through at school and what he thinks. Via-static-from what I have read so far it doesn't talk about Via much but she hasn't changed. Mr. Tushman-dynamic-he grows closer to Auggie; Jack Will-static so far, Julian-dynamic-becomes one of Auggie's close friends, Charlotte-dynamic-becomes one of Auggie's close friends. In this part of the story it is Mom's first time meeting Charlotte: Mom: "She's very pretty" Auggie: "Yeah, I know," "I answered." Auggie: "We're kind of like Beauty and the Beast." "I didn't wait to see Mom's reaction. I just started running down the sidewalk after the rock, which I had kicked as hard ad I could in front of me." (56) This kind of shows how Mom finds out what Auggie thinks. *Aftermath of the first day of school. It's nighttime now and Mom is reading to Auggie* I'm not sure why, but all of a sudden I started to cry. Mom put the book down and wrapped her arms around me. She didn't seem surprised that I was crying. "It'll be okay." Auggie: "I'm sorry" I said between sniffles..."Why do I have to be so ugly, Mommy?"
#3 Reading Log: Everything, Everything
The main characters in the first few chapters of Everything, Everything are Madeline, an 18 year old girl that is diagnosed with an extremely rare condition called SCID which basically means that her immune system is extremely weak and any contact that she has with the outside world could be life threatening. The next main characters are Madeline's mother-Pauline, and her personal doctor-Carla. Now comes the love interest, Oliver Bright otherwise known as Olly. Olly just moved in next door and is stunned by Madeline's beauty. The first time they made contact with one another was when he barely moved in and he looked up to see Madeline staring at him from her window. Madeline is very stubborn, she reads many, many books with all the time she has on her hands because she can never leave her house. Pauline her mother had suffered the death of her husband and son from a terrible car crash when Maddy was just a little girl so she is terrified to lose the only piece of family she has left. As for Carla, her doctor, she has grown to be very close to Maddy, best friends if you will. Madeline is the most dynamic in this book. In the beginning she is very innocent and whatever her mother says, goes, but when she meets Olly and when she sees that he has an abusive father in she runs out of her house to try and help him not caring if she get sick or not. She also also knows what his family's "schedule is" Olly often goes to his roof for reasons she doesn't know yet and she knows that his father is a very heavy drinker. Pauline is dynamic as well because in the beginning she is very strict and clean but when Olly and Maddy run away to Hawaii, she begins to panic and lose herself. When Maddy comes back from Hawaii she wants to not live in her own house anymore and Pauline even packs her bags for her. Olly- also dynamic. Carla- hard to tell but I would say dynamic. "I've read many more books than you. It doesn't matter how many you've read. I've read more. Belive me." (~ this quote shows that because of all the time that she spends in her house, she reads ALOT. "I read once that, on average, we replace the majority of our cells every seven years. Even more amazing; we change the upper layers of our skin every two weeks. If all the cells in our body did this, we'd be immortal. But some of our cells, like the ones in our brains, don't renew. They age, and age us. In two weeks my skin will have no memory of Olly's hand on mine, but my brain will remember. We can have immortality or the memory of touch. But we can't have both."(