The Fifth Rule Week #5: Illustrator

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The picture above is a drawing of a scene on page 245 in The Fifth Rule where Reef Kennedy and Diane Morrison are sitting the waiting area in big hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They are waiting for Leeza to enter the operating room for a bone marrow harvesting procedure. Reef is reading a magazine since Diane refuses to speak with him. She doesn’t like or trust Reef, and if not for honouring her husband’s request, she wouldn’t be sitting in the same room as Reef. The scene is very intense because Diane just wants to scream at Reef. She does not approve of his relationship with her daughter, Leeza.

 

The Fifth Rule Week #5: Word Wizard

 

Page # Word, Phrase, Or Passage Reason for Selecting Word, Phrase, Or Passage Why did the author select this word or phrase? What is the author trying to say? How does the diction help the author achieve his or her purpose?
227 He knew he’d be  guilty of something the minute his grandfather opened the door, even if it was just breathing. I chose this passage because it shows how badly Reef was treated and what caused him to drink and do drugs. The author chose this passage because it clearly shows how cruel Reef’s grandfather is. He is telling us the Reef’s grandfather will shout and swear at him everytime he sees him even if he didn’t do anything. It has a simple meaning and demonstrates its purpose clearly.
229 … and she can almost hear the diminutive brunette now … I chose this word because it is a strong word with a funny meaning. The author selected this word because it shows that the woman was small or tiny in a funny way. He is trying to tell us that Val was a small woman. This particular word gives his sentence a sarcastic sense in an intense situation.
233 I’m glad you called, said Frank. I’m proud of you, Reef. I chose this phrase because it is a very important moment in Reef’s life. He could go to prison or just turn around and avoid all this. The author chose this phrase to show us that Frank had a very huge effect of Reef’s life. He is trying to show us that Frank really was proud of Reef and that means a lot to Reef. The phrase is simple yet meaningful so it can touch our hearts and explain how Frank’s opinion meant a lot to Reef.
234 Reef hears the emphasis on the word, clenches his jaw. I chose this word because it shows that Reef is really angry at Decker and that he wants to hurt him. The author chose this word to show us how much Reef was angry and disgusted at Decker’s taunting. He is trying to say that Reef is squeezing his jaw from anger. The word is simple and sounds like its definition.
243 Her heart pounding, she looks up and sees everything she’s feeling mirrored in his eyes. I chose this word because it shows how nervous Leeza is. He selected this word to show that Leeza had been waiting for this moment for a long time. He is trying to say that she is breathless because the kiss was better than anything she imagined. The word helps the author express that the kiss was romantic and Leeza had been waiting for it for a long time.

The Fifth Rule Week #4: Summarizer

The 25th chapter starts off with Matheson running after Reef. Reef told him he was going to get Decker back sometime soon. He was already having a bad before he met Mrs. Powell, Frank’s sister, but she made his day hit rock bottom. She told him that he was Frank’s biggest mistake.

On Leeza’s side of the story, Carly sits down with Leeza in the staff lounge and they discuss the reason for Leeza’s sadness. Leeza explains that her father said that her stepbrother has cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant. Leeza was a possible match. Leeza told her father that he wasn’t there for her sister when she died and now he is here when is son is in danger. Carly then tells Leeza that it’s her choice but she should see Reef. Carly and Brett explain to her that Reef loves her and show her videos of the funeral that weren’t cut.

Reef goes to Zeus’s house and smokes a joint after staying off drugs for more than 2 years. Bigger and Jink are surprised that he is smoking. They try to get him to Matheson’s house but Reef makes them pull over and let him out. He ends up buying a bottle of rum and drinking it in the park despite being told repeatedly not to. He throws the bottle and it shatters on the ground. He picks up a rock near the broken bottle and puts it in his jacket to make Decker pay for what he did.

Leeza is trying to call Reef while she is walking home but his phone is turned off. As she approaches her house she finds two big men waiting next to a blue car. When she passes next to them they grab her and try to get in the car. After a struggle they finally get her in the car. They tell her that they are not going to hurt her and they need her help. They were Bigger and Jink. She calms down and agrees to help them find and talk to Reef out of doing anything stupid. She assumed he was at the park, so they go to the park where he was drinking but he was long gone and they find the broken bottle and a hole in the ground where the rock was.

The Fifth Rule Week #3: The Connector

 

Events from Book Types of Connections Connection
Reef keeps changing his mind about whether or not he wants to see Leeza. Text to self To Reef, this is a very important decision and it could turn out fine or be a huge disaster. When a decision is that important, I tend to hesitate a lot because I want it to turn out good, but I’m afraid of the other possible outcome.
Leeza’s father tells her that he wants to make up for all the years he wasn’t there for her. Text to text In the TV show Scorpion, Paige’s ex-husband, Drew, comes back to Los Angeles to see his 9-year-old son, Ralph, because he wants to make up for all the years he wasn’t there but Paige doesn’t want to trust him again.
Reef gets caught in his lying in court. Text to world This happens a lot in courts, witnesses swear to speak the truth and nothing but the truth but they lie. Not all of them are caught lying, but a lot of witnesses lie.

 

What has happened previously in the book? Predict what will happen as the book continues.
Reef gets angry at decker and is leaving the court. Reef will shout and swear at the press on his way out.

The Fifth Rule Week #2: Passage Master

 

Passage Explanation/Significance
  But it was too late. She is already moving toward them, and in three heartbeats she is beside the car and heading toward the sidewalk on Reef’s right. In that single moment, she is less than an arm’s reach from him, and he can almost hear her breathing as she passes. Does hear her breathing because his own has stopped. This passage is important because it confirmed that Reef is afraid of meeting and talking to Leeza. It got to the point where he stopped breathing because she was close to him, but it also tells us that he really misses and loves her. He got the courage to go to her house but he was wasn’t sure how she would have reacted if she met him.
  “Don’t talk to me about manipulation.” She pauses, takes another deep breath. “You’ve been controlling everything I’ve done since the accident.”

“That’s not true!”

“It is true.”

Leeza sees the wounded look on her mother’s face but she presses on. “I know you do it because you love me, but you treat me like a child. You watch my every move, tell me constantly what I should do, what I should wear. Today you even told me to watch out for cars when I cross the street!”

“Is it so wrong that I care what happens to you?”

This passage is very important in the way that I expected this to happen sometime soon when I read all the childish orders that Leeza’s mother gave her. This is also important in that Leeza lets of some steam by exploding and telling her mother everything she wanted to. Her mother has been extra careful and controlling after the accident 2 years ago and it was driving Leeza crazy.
  Wiping at sudden tears, Leeza gathers her books and stands, crossing in front of Jessica and the coffee guy to get to the door. “I’m sorry,” she mumbles to the professor as she hurries past him.  Someone else’s good news is the last thing she can bear to hear right now. This passage is important because it is a scene where Leeza is confused because she is sad that she fought with her mother, she isn’t sure if Reef has changed or has just betrayed her, and she is angry at her weak judgement of personality after thinking that Jessica is a slacker. She later found out that Jessica is just busy working because she needs money for her family. She was having a bad day all together and the stress from her courses made her even more emotional. She couldn’t hold back her tears and broke down in front of the class.

The Fifth Rule Week #1: Word Wizard

 

Page # Word, Phrase, Or Passage Reason for Selecting Word, Phrase, Or Passage Why did the author select this word or phrase? What is the author trying to say? How does the diction help the author achieve his or her purpose?
1 He wonders about the person on the other end of the of those cameras, wonders what it must be like to spend all day scrutinizing everyone who enters and leaves. I chose this word because its a really powerful word in a powerful sentence. When I read this sentence I stopped to find its meaning and it really got me thinking. To show that Reef is agitated at the fact that Mr. Sukorov is an evil guy and is being super careful not to get caught. The author is trying express that Sukorov’s guard is examining each and every person carefully. The word helps the author because it is a word with alot of meaning and is exactly what the author was looking for.
13 Yes, they’d fought–what sisters didn’t?–but they were best friends, had loved each other unconditionally, always had each other’s backs. I chose this word because is has a deep and intense meaning. To show how much Leeza loves Ellen, her deceased sister. The author is trying is trying to get through the message that Leeza loves and misses Ellen no matter what happens. It helps the author the word is very powerful and meaningful. The author was telling us the degree of sisterly love between Leeza and Ellen.
15 But the words were meaningless now. I chose this word because it helps construct a very emotional scene. To tell that Reef had to speak from his heart. The word is very meaningful and strong. He is trying to tell us that if Reef doesn’t speak from his heart, he won’t impact the people before him. It helps him explain that the speech that Reef had prepared had no meaning compared to who Frank really was.
17 I was the guy that threw the rock. I chose this passage because it is the first time Reef admits his mistake to the press and public. To show us that the press didn’t reveal that before, since he was a minor. The author is trying to tell us that Reef admits his mistakes and is a changed person. It helps the author let Reef make an important statement in simple words.
 17 Tears well up again and he struggles to hold them backs as he continues to speak, I chose this passage because it is a very emotional part of the book. To show that Reef loves Frank very much and is very sad, but he doesn’t want to show it. He is trying to tell us that Reef is afraid of breaking down in front of the people at the funeral. It helps him because it is very simple and descriptive. It also shows us what Reef is feeling on the inside.

The Fifth Rule Week #1: Illustrator

This illustration represents the scene in the book where Reef Kennedy is giving a very emotional speech at Frank Colville’s funeral. Reef is holding back his tears during his speech. He had prepared a speech on his way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada but when he stepped up to give his speech he realized that the speech that he had prepared wasn’t going to impact the people and tell them about the Frank that saved Reef’s life. Reef folded the paper and started speaking from his heart which really impacted the people sitting before him. I think this picture relates to this scene because it is a picture of Adam Sandler giving an eulogy in the movie Mr. Deeds.

A sketch of Adam Sandler in Mr. Deeds

This illustration represents the scene in the book where Reef Kennedy is giving a very emotional speech at Frank Colville’s funeral. Reef is holding back his tears during his speech. He had prepared a speech on his way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada but when he stepped up to give his speech he realized that the speech that he had prepared wasn’t going to impact the people and tell them about the Frank that saved Reef’s life. Reef folded the paper and started speaking from his heart which really impacted the people sitting before him. I think this picture relates to this scene because it is a picture of Adam Sandler giving an eulogy in the movie Mr. Deeds.