Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Science of the Teenage Mind

What have I learned while writing this book? Well first of all, writing a book is really hard. When I first started writing, I was like, I got this, this'll be legendary. But by the time I was done writing the fifth chapter, I had an epiphany. Writing is really hard! You have to put a lot of time into writing, or thinking about what's going to happen next. It was fun, but I have a life other than writing, school, sports, and stuff. I dislike English class (Mr. Provenzano if your reading this, which you probably will be, you make English fun), but when I wrote about stuff that I really enjoy, it suddenly got a little better. It still was a pain, but it was less of a pain. I really think that should be applied to all subjects, because kids will not learn if they're not interested in what they're doing. It's all what you think. There's got to be a correlation to how many people hate math class, how much time they put into it, and what they get in the class. It's not just in class for all those parents, who force their little kid to do a sport or parents who force their kid to go to a certain college, you're ruining your kids childhood and college life. WE, the Teenagers, may do stupid stuff from time to time, and make mistakes a lot, but it's our mistakes to make. Theres a big difference between a parent forcing a kid to study for a test  and the kid gets an "A" and a kid who has the freedom to make a mistake, and doesn't study, and fails a test. On one side we have a resentful kid who hates being told what to do and wants to rebel and the other learns a valuable lesson through his own experience. In case anyone is wondering I've done about five chapters of my book and its going really well, I'm going to continue writing and hope to finish it this summer.
Peace Out,
Philip Gatbonton

Chapter 6

Hey, so we begin Chapter 6 with Gabriel waking up and as he looks around he sees a bunch of men dressed fully in black robes chanting in around an altar. Gabriel starts to yell and struggle against the ropes binding him. His commotion stops the chanting and attracts an old man, the only one without robes, and this old man comes up to Gabriel and hits him with surprising strength knocking him out once again. Once Gabriel comes to, he wakes up with the back of his head throbbing and tender. The men in black were all gone except for one shoving food in his face. Gabriel however had other plans bombarding the guy with questions which he refused to answer. All he said was to eat. Still a little scared, Gabriel took his first chance when the guy back was turned, too off sprinting. He was all out sprinting for about five minutes, before starting to slow down to a walk. He stopped for a breath, and heard a deep, rough voice speak out. You're not going to get anywhere by walking away. By tomorrow you're going to be lost, by the next you're going to be dead. And he started walking away.
Well basically Gabriel goes back to the camp with the man hoping for an explanation. He gets one, and I'm not not going to include it, because I thought it was pretty awesome. If you've seen the Dark Knight, my favorite movie ever, the Joker was my inspiration for this speech. It basically said that they had kidnapped Gabriel, and the other kids. He talks about the history of Akkadia and this group and how they're anarchists. And Chapter 6 ends there. Well that's pretry much it, and I'll see you guys two weeks from now.