Sunday, September 30, 2007

Outside reading week 2

  1. Augusten's mom, the psychopath, starts to go to a psychiatrist who is very strange. Dr. Finch,the psychiatrist, and his family live in a rundown old house where anything goes. In this house Augusten meets an old lady/Patient of Dr. Finch with a similar obsession with cleanliness. At the end of this section Augusten comes home from school early to find his mom having sex with the local church minister's wife.

  2. Loaded words:

-Scrambling(pg 49): I think its negative because he uses it to describe the cockroaches in the Finch house. I think he chose this word because it does a good job describing how cockroaches move.

-Homicidal(pg 51): Its negative because its being used to describe Augusten's dad. He uses this word to show that his dad really wants to kill his mom.

-Freak and Faggot(pg 54): Both negative because they're words used to make fun of Augusten. He didn't chose these words they were yelled at him by his classmates.

-Wonderful(pg 58): Positive because its a compliment. he used this word to show us what he thinks of Joranne. Jorrane is a patient of Dr. Finch who lives in their house.

-Obsessive(pg 59): Negative because its describing a mental disease. He uses this word to describe joranne.

-Exotic(pg 59): Positive because it describes a disease that Augusten says that he wants. He chose this word to show us that he wants the disease because it would give him attention.

-ick(pg 86): Negative because he uses it to describe what he just saw. he uses this word because its what he felt like saying after he saw his mom and the pastors wife.

Stammered(pg 87): Negative because it's describing how he's yelling at his mom. he uses this word because it shows how shocked he was.

-Brilliant(pg 91): positive because its a happy word used to describe smart things. he uses it to describe the day as a good day.

  1. this book is very interesting and im glad i chose it. I am very suprised at how messed up this kids life was and somehow he didnt end up as a drug dealer.

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