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The Terrible Wave
Megan Maxwell, a fifteen year old girl, got her house knocked down, along with a lot of others. The thing that knocked her house down was a wave that was made by a dam breaking, causing a wave to come to Johnstown. The wave came on May 31, 1889. Megan got onto a mattress and “rafted” along the stream and saw a lot of scary images that Marden Dahlstedt described as a “nightmare world”.
One of the very best descriptions was one where it really seemed like it was a nightmare world:
“A piano drifted beside her, it’s white keys looking like a great grinning mouth.”
This was one of the descriptions that was said when the wave hit and the house started shaking:
“... broken glass winged a thousand tiny arrows...”
Some others of the descriptions were very good, some of them were...
“Megan was in fact, one of the few people in Johnstown that day who actually saw the gigantic wave that destroyed the entire city.”
The water of the wave was one of the best descriptions in this book so far.
“A surge of oily yellow water gushed up, foaming at the edges like old lace.”
All of these are very detailed and make the reader think of a “nightmare world.” These would definitely make me think of a very scary scene. I think that she meant to put a scary image inside the reader’s mind. I like how she did this because it is very unique.
Marden Dahlstedt is a very creative, and detailed writer. I like Marden Dahlstet’s writing because it is very easy to pick up the detail. The Terrible Wave is a very unique book because of Marden Dahlstedt. I like the book because it keeps the reader’s interest. It is a very exciting book, because it has had a lot of climax. I also like the book because it is based on a real flood.
Article posted January 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM •
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