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Guest Post by Jess
(The photo is a still from the 2010 movie adaption)

“Ways to Live Forever” a book written by Sally Nicholls.  This happens to be my favorite book of all time! The book is about a boy named Sam fighting Leukemia (Cancer to the blood), and he finds a friend named Felix.  Together they try and live out their goals before they both die.

“Things I Want to Happen After I die: You’re allowed to be sad, but you’re not allowed to be too sad. If you’re always sad when you think about me, then how can you remember me?”
[If you all had to write two more sentences in this paragraph, what would they be?]
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  1. “You need to smile or laugh because of the times that I was here, enjoy the memories of moments you had with me don’t cry because it’s over.”
    “It was incredible making those memories, don’t ruin them by being too sad…”

    Was a very good extract, Thank you Jess. Found it quite hard to think of what sentences to add though.

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  2. “You need to laugh but not too much, dont be ordinary be extra ordinary”. “Always cheer up and be someone else’s light but not darkness.”

    Nice one Jess. It makes one think about life

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  3. “Think about the good times that we’ve spent together, I am sure that will make you smile when you think about me.”
    I also found it hard to come up with the sentence because I wasnt sure of the genre of the book.
    Thanks Jess

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    1. Very good! Remember to look for the “how” of the effect. It helps to support your analysis to have “evidence”. It also helps with fluency in your commentary, as effects are often woven together with different parts of the language, which can help you move from one observation to the next with ease.

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  4. The writers purpose in this passage was to clearly show us that there is a brighter side to everything in life. Even though the boy in the passage is very close to death he shows us that we must live life to the fullest no matter what circumstances we are in or how much time we have to live.

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  5. Remember me, but not too much, because your smile will fade, just like mine. Don’t feel lonely, because I will always be there, even though you won’t see me.

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