Blogging is a great way to share your learning 24/7. You can blog from home, from class, from anywhere you have access to the internet. Blogging allows all the members of your group to share their thoughts and opinions openly which is great because sometimes some of you are shy to speak up in class. Also, blogging allows others around the world to have a chance to see what deep thinkers you are! Now that you have had some practice with blogging, I would like you think about sharing some quotes from the novel that are meaningful to you. Here is an example of one that I will contribute: p. 76 “She wished she had her chador to hide behind." I chose this quote because it made me feel Parvana's fear. Dressed as a boy, Parvana now has the freedom to walk outside. She does not have to cover herself or be accompanied by a male when she goes out in public. Having the freedom to be independent is something new for Parvana. The many families that have been trapped in their homes and unable to do as they please frightens me. I could not imagine a life of hiding in my home and not being able to go outside whenever I please. Parvana finally gets to see how life would be like without so many restrictions. I would have thought this would have made her happy; however, she wanted to still hide behind her chador. She wanted to still remain invisible from everyone. She was so terrified that someone would notice she wasn't a real boy to the point that she would give up freedom. Using the above as an example, I would like you to share a quote that really made you think. Give a detailed reason for why you chose it. Make it a goal to leave at least three sentences about your quote. As a reader, can you add some ideas to the quotes of others? Alternatively, you might start by asking a DEEP THINKING question. Here is an example that I will contribute: p. 80 How does Parvana's opinion change after reading the letter for the Talib? Why is it important to see a different side to the characters in the book? Did it change your thoughts or opinions? I think Parvana was able to finally see a different side to, not only one Talib, but also those who are in power in her country. She could see that they have feelings and are human beings too. Even though they have done something horrible to her dad, it makes her realize that maybe not everyone is who they seem to be. In a sense, everyone may be hiding behind a chador. They aren't showing their true self and only being forced to behave a certain way. One last thing - edit before publishing. We want to show our best, most professional thinking which means each post should have few, if any, mistakes.