Three Rules For A Good Book Essay

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Three Rules For A Good Book Essay, Research Paper The two books that I read this summer are: “California Blue” by David Klass, and “Mr. Tucket” by Gary Paulsen.”There are three rules for writing a good book. Unfortunately no one knows what they are”. That quote was said by W. Somerset Maugham. Every Author has their own three rules. I came up with my own. The three rules that I think are the most important.The first rule that I think every book should have is a good opening sentence, and the whole structure of the beginning has to be good. In the first sentence the Author has to grab the reader, so that the reader will want to keep on reading. In the first book that I read “Mr. Tucket” by Gary Paulsen, the Author started out with this sentence “Francis

Alphonse Tucket came back to life slowly”. This is a good starting sentence because it makes the reader wonder what had happened before. What happened that made Francis unconscious, or maybe he was dead, and was brought back to life using smoked of a Alien device. At this point no one knows. You have to read on to find out, and before you notice it you are half way into the book. However in the second book that I read by David Klass “California Blue” the Author took a whole different approach. He started with this sentence “I don’t know why running through a redwood forest always made me think of death”. In this case the Author started in the middle of the book. This is the first time when I read a book that started like that. It was kind of confusing because I

didn’t know what was going on, until the Author started going back and telling what happened to the character that made him run through the woods, and than he continued on with the book. It makes the reader want to keep on reading to find out what is going on. To find out why is the character running through the woods, is somebody chasing him? Both of these books make the reader wonder what is going to happen next, they grab the reader and make him read on. Books with good opening sentences are the ones that get read in one sitting.The second rule that I think is very important is a good subject. The subject has to be interesting, so that the reader would be interested in reading the book. The author has to pick a subject that would interest the reader. Every reader likes

something different. Personally I like books that I can either relate to or books that have action in them. The book “Mr. Tucket” by Gary Paulsen, is about cowboys and Indians. They shoot guns all the time. Mr. Tucket is a 14 year old boy who is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians, he gets rescued my Mr. Grimes. Mr. Grimes teaches him how to survive in the wild. While doing that they get chased by Indians, almost killed by a bear, Mr. Grimes gets shot, and so on. This book is like an action ride from beginning to end. However the second book that I read is way different. It is more spiritual. “California Blue” by David Klass is about a young boy who gets cough up in lives problems. As a teenager he is interested in running the track, and butterflies. Neither of there pursuit are

understood by his family. He likes running the track, while his dad and brother always play football. They expect him to like football too. This book is the kind of a book that I can relate too. My family never understands what I like and what I want to do. My parents always expect me to be someone that I’m not. That is why I picked this book to read, I could relate to it. Picking a subject for a book isn’t always easy. Whatever the Author chooses is never going to satisfy everyone.The last rule that is also important is the theme, or moral. Theme is what you get out of the book, what you learn from it. Reading a book and not getting anything out of it would be pointless. Every book has a lesson to learn from it. Reading “California Blue” tough me allot. It thought me how