We might think of this as the “normal” way of reading where we try to figure out what a piece of writing means by understanding the words a writer uses.
(With the following statements, I will write accordingly to the book, A World Without Princes)
1. Questions: Readers ask good questions about the things they read.
I am unsure about why the gates to the school of good opened just because Agatha wished for Tedros. Why did Tedros choose Agatha over Sophie? Why was Sophie attacked just because Agatha wished for Tedros. Why did Sophie choose to take the risk she knew she couldn’t take?
2. Predict: Thinking about what the writer is going to write next.
When the attacks started, Agatha was sad and refused to look at Sophie’s fearful face. This made me predict that Agatha had thrown a spell that wasn’t suppose to attack Sophie. When she wished for Tedros, I thought that she wanted Tedros over Sophie (her only friend). This confused me. Sophie had always been so kind to Agatha.
3. Infer: Readers figure out things that aren’t actually written in the text.
Even though the author didn’t directly say that Sophie was having nemesis dreams of Agatha. I knew this because Sophie took a risk that only evil could overcome without the culprit (Agatha) noticing for a while.
4. Connect. We can’t help but be reminded of our own life as we read.
This book reminded me of a lot of fairy tales I read when I was younger. This is because the school of good and evil determine what character you end up being.
5. Feel: Readers have feelings as the read.
The suspense of this book had my feeling racing to find out what happens next. The adventure frightened me a lot. Especially the death of Tristan in the trial by tale.
6. Evaluate: Readers make judgments while they read.
This book was a pleasure to read. The suspense kept me engaged and the adventure made my heart pump hard. The ending was satisfying and wasn’t an obvious or old one (such as: I woke up and it was a dream). This book left me wanting for much more. At least for 20 other books in the series.