Reading Log #1 Topic Choice 1 9/11/17 The main characters in the book right now are Luke which is a boy who joined the Police Headquarters and works as a stable hand and the Sargent which is the one who orders the boys around. Luke is important because he gets chosen to do something better for the country and the Sargent is important because he is the one who chose Luke to do the special mission. Luke is an anxious person, he is anxious because the book says "Luke had not come to Population Police headquarters looking for safety;only a fool would want to hide there"(3). This pretty much means that the only reason they went was because they had plans and dreams. The Sheriff is a tough and really strict person because the book says "He'd peer at them suspiciously, assigning extra work any time he saw a wayward lock of hair, a wayward crease in a uniform, or even the suspicious of a smirk on a boys face"(1). This means the reason he is like that is because he wants them to succeed and help them learn the right from wrong. Luke does stay the same for the most part but then starts acting more curious. He is more curious because in the book it says, "He couldn't stop the words bursting out of his own mouth: Why do people need new I.D.s? or What's wrong with the old ones?''(13). He is getting more curious because he was taken to a new place and he was wondering why he was going.
Reading Log #2 Topic Choice 2 10/19/17 The main conflict is Luke and the people from population headquarters went to alert people that they needed to get new I.D 's. They stopped at a ladies house and Luke went inside to tell the lady and she refused so other people from population headquarters came and dragged her out and told her she was going to be executed. When she was a bout to be executed the people from population headquarters told Luke to shoot the lady but he refused and he ran away and the people from population headquarters tried to shoot him and started chasing him down. This is a conflict because since Luke refused to kill the lady the people from population headquarters take that as treason so now they are hunting him down. This is a problem because now Luke has to hide from the outside world in order to not get caught. The conflict is both external and internal because Luke would feel bad if he shot the women and the people are making him do it. According to the book it states "Shoot her,"he said, Shoot her and lets go" The gun shook in Luke's hand and he remembered he had a choice so Luke dropped the gun and ran".(24). Since Luke refused the story will be more intense because everybody's chasing him and he is really scared because if he's caught he could get executed as a punishment.
Reading Log #3 Topic Choice #3 10/19/17 An important scene is when Luke rides his horse through the crowd and jumps on the stage and starts talking about how he was a third child. The scene takes place in the day at a village. This scene is so important because this is where Luke changes the world on how they look at 3rd children. The scene takes a close conflict because Luke jumped over security guards and your not supposed to do that so the security guards were about to shoot him but a boy said to let him say his speech. The characteristics that are revealed towards the end of the story is that he is brave, a little scared, has courage, and does the right thing. He actually changed because in the beginning of the story he was a scared little kid that didn't want to do anything that involved fighting but he changed. the scene takes place during the Resolution because it was the last important thing that happened. " Luke sat atop Jenny's back, high off the ground, he actually never actually ridden a horse before, just cleaned out their stalls and groomed them and fed them and led them around"(173). That means even though he didn't know what he was doing he was a risk taker. I wonder why the villagers started to agree with the population police even though they hated them?