October 18th,2017- Reading Log #3 //Middle School Escape to Australia by James Patterson// Topic choice 1 - Characters
The main character in this book is Rafe Khatchadorian, and the story is told from his perspective as he goes on an adventure. He is known to be a troublemaker or a "wayward student". The author shows this in the beginning when Rafe says, " That's right, you heard me. Since we last spoke, I have NOT been expelled. Not even suspended!"(8) Rafe is a dynamic character since he changes and develops as the story progresses. One of his teachers encouraged him to enter an art competition to win a trip to Australia. After entering he thinks, "There is no way on earth I'd win. Stuff like that doesn't happen to me... the kid who messes up everything."(34) However, when he does win the art competition it changes him because he now knows that he can be successful. This is also supported when it states, " Don't worry about that! I won... Things are finally going right for Rafe Khatchadorian!" (38) As he continues on his adventure he will continue to develop and change as he has new encounters and experiences in Australia .