Response to Literature Example:
The title of the fascinating book that I read is Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days. The name of the author is Stephen Manes. The hilarious main character is named Milo. The setting takes places in present time at Milo’s house, school, and school library. This story is written in the third person’s point of view.
In the beginning of the story, Milo is sick and tired of making mistakes. He is always annoying his sister, dropping fly balls in baseball, and getting into trouble. He is in his school library, thinking about all his imperfections, when all of a sudden a book hits him on the head. Literally! Milo can’t wait to see what this book is all about.
Next, Milo begins to read the “flying” story. It is a book written by an author who believes he can make his readers perfect in “just three days.” Milo can’t believe it! The catch is that Milo is not allowed to peak to the back of the book to read the conclusion. Over the course of three days, Milo has to wear broccoli around his neck, stop eating, and do absolutely nothing! That may sound easy, but Milo learned the last task was not. In fact, it was the one task he failed at!
Finally, in the end of the story, Milo learns a lesson. Failing at "doing nothing" was exactly the point of the story! Doing nothing and being perfect are boring! Nobody wants to be around a boring, perfect person. Part of life is making mistakes and learning from them! Milo really enjoyed the book that he read and was happy he no longer had to strive for perfection!
I really enjoyed reading this story. I thought it was so interesting and I am so glad that I read it. I would definitely recommend this to a classmate, especially a classmate who likes to laugh. I relate to the main character because sometimes I make mistakes, and I strive to learn from them. I think the author wrote this story to entertain children. If I met the author, I would ask him where he came up with such a great story!