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In this column, you should list any positives about the novel you read. What do you like about the novel?|Minus (-)
In this column, you should list any negatives about the novel you read. What do you dislike about the novel?|Interesting (?)
In this column, you should list any questions you have. What would you like to know about this novel?|
The Novel is positive because it shows how Spaz has gone thru many hardships in his life, but keeps thinking positive.

|I dislike how its way into the future only because it makes me feel jealous that we don't have these cool technologies now. I really enjoy the story, theres nothing I really dislike.|I am very curious to know about how the author could of came up with this. This story is like a whole futuristic world, its so creative.|
Looking at the comments in your three lists, try to come up with a theme for the novel you read. Don't worry about writing your theme in "fancy" language; use your own words to capture the larger message in the story.

Write a possible theme for the novel here:
No matter what life can throw your way, don't ever give up. (As they say in tennis, "It doesn't matter how hard your hit, it matters how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward". It definitely applies to life and this story.)
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Name another book that has this theme. The Peaceful Warrior

How do you know that it has this theme? List some details from the book. The book describes a story about a man who is training to become a professional gymnast. He gets into a motorcycle accident, and he trains to become the best after being injured, and he eventually does amazing and wins gold medals.

Name a movie that has this theme. The Pursuit of Happieness

How do you know that it has this theme? List some details from this movie.
In this story, it describes about a man who is very poor and he doesn't give up on trying to make money, and he eventually becomes a millionaire. My favorite quote from the movie was, "If you want something, go get it. Period." It applies to everything in life.
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