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Critically Claire: Dead City

Critically Claire: Dead City

By Claire, 5th Grade, Nevada

Critically Claire
Book: Dead City
Prompt: Write a letter to the author of this book. In your letter describe a part of this book that could have been better. In this letter explain why you did not like this one part of the book. Be very clear so that the author will know exactly what you did not like about the book. For bonus, tell the author what he or she can do to make this part better.

Dear James Ponti,

I didn’t really like the part of your book Dead City when Molly decided to go to deadcity alone to find out who the man was who had chased her and her mom when she was a little kid. Asking the man why he chased them did not seem like an important enough task for the danger she was putting herself in. She should have asked her friends first. She is part of the omega team and they should have been told that she was going in to danger. As soon as she said she was going alone I know she was going to be in trouble. If she asked her friends to go with her to interview the zombies they may have said yes or they would of told her that everyone of the zombies knew the guy she was looking for because he is a famous zombie. The way her character leaves by herself is both a strength and a weakness. It is a strength because she is showing independence and believes she can do anything so she is showing confidence. It is a weakness because she is not prepared and needs more training. This is the part of the book I would change.

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