I still want to know what exactly happened to their friend. He keeps coming up in conversation and i have a hunch he will come back into the story.
The idea of the party in order to create this branch of “trust” worries me because one person could defiantly bring another who isn’t trustworthy in this particular situation. I think they might be setting themselves up to fail before they have even started.
In our eyes Marcus and his friends are good kids trying to protect themselves and the people around them but if you take a step back and look at the situation from an outside perspective you see that what they are doing is actually causing terror. You would never consider them actually terrorists because of who they are, but the irony is comical. They are causing straight up chaos in the community.
I like the irony that Marcus’s dad was “cool” with the heightened security but then when he was directly affected by it, his opinion changed rather quickly.
I really like the quote , “Abnormal is so common, it’s practically normal”. This goes back to my last post in chapter 7 about how the police are questioning any unusual activity. If the normal is abnormal, how could they possibly differentiate?
I realize that there has been a huge terrorist attack in san fran but for gods sake if there gonna go ahead and question every individual in the city about “unusual routes” they have got to be kidding me. They might as well basically shut down the entire city.
Personally, the imagery the author created for the interrogation room really helped me to truly picture where Marcus was. The lighting description is exactly how I would imagine a room like that to look like.
I was in a bit of shock when Darryl was stabbed in the midst of a crisis. I understand that people are all over the place but wouldn’t they have been more focused on personal safety than resorting to harming others? As I read on in the book, it only confused me more as Darryl went missing and the situation wasn’t really resolved.
I personally had some trouble relating to the characters at this point in the book. Harajuku Fun Madness seems like such a headache to me. I understand that Marcus and his friends have different interests than I do, but I cannot relate at all.
This paragraph was the first one where I felt humor in the story. Marcus seemed to have been pretty serious until this prank, which happens to be one of the most clever things I have ever heard of. The way he explains how he went about this though baffles me.
The fact that Marcus is able to rattle off personal information of others so quickly astonished me when i first read this. I just learned my own social security number and couldn’t even imagine having to memorize someone else’s. Also it makes me curious as to what else Marcus knows and how he knows it because it is kind of bizarre to know your vice principals information.
hello – Zoey