star: 4 and 1/2 rating from rubric: 23
These past few weeks, I’ve been reading a book by the name of Jinx. This book was written by Sage Blackwood. This book was so adventurous; there was so much action, too. Oh, it was an awesome book. The only thing I didn’t really get as how you ride on a butter churn? I mean that is what you make butter with. That was one of the reasons that I took off a point. The other thing was why they didn’t tell you how Jinx could really tell moods till the end. I wondered that throughout the book. I wish it would tell you closer to the beginning. Other than that, I loved it.
I want to read the book agian after this reasponse.
I gave this book a 5 star rating.
I gave this book A 24 out of 24 rubric rating.
This book really spoke to me. From the begging to the end I couldn’t wait to find out what happens next. Jinx the main character lives in the Urwald. There is a saying in the Urwald “don’t step of the path”. But when Jinx does step of the path he meets a rather cranky than mean wizard. Jinx also meets a few friends named Simon, Elfwyn, and Raven. Jinx does meet an evil wizard named the Bonemaster. I really recommend this book for you.
This was a fantasic summary and sounds like a good book.
The book Jinx by Sage Blackwood is an all-time favorite of mine. When a young boy named Jinx who is filled with deep Urwald magic meets a wise wizard named Simon Magus (Magus means wizard) and becomes his apprentice, the adventure begins. Jinx has many sharp turns in his fantasy adventure. Jinx is so descriptive that you can almost smell the story. I would love if this book won the Newbery Award.
All of these responces makes me want to read this book.
I like how you wrote in 1st person
Title: Jinx Rating from rubric: 24/24 stars: 5
Jinx is a great book about a boy’s life in the Urwald . He had live in Gooseberry Clearing until he was six, and he lived with the wizard Simon Magus. Wizards aren’t always evil, in fact; Simon is rather cranky. After Jinx loses his “magic”, he runs away from Simon , and meets Elfwyn and Reven. They travel through the Urwald to the evil Bonemaster’s house . Jinx thinks the Bonemaster will give him his magic, as well as lift off his friends’ curses. The reason I give this book five stars is because it is not a slow read, and every page you turn, there is some sort of action! I liked when Jinx fell off the Bonemaster’s island , and it said, “Wind rushed in his ears, and he heard screaming…..” I loved it! It also has suspense at the end of some chapters. At the end of chapter twenty-one, it said, “He clutched the bag tightly, and took a step backward. A big step back onto nothing,” I was about to jump out of my chair! This book stays on topic, it interests me, AND it’s original! Jinx by Sage Blackwood really DOES need the Mock Newberry award. ~ Lillie
Great job listing the specific quote from the text!
4 and ½ stars
I think the book Jinx by Sage Blackwood should get the Mock Newberry award because it gives you a great balance of engagement, interest and originality. This book is about a boy named Jinx who gets ridded into the forest by his stepparents because they don’t want him. Luckily a wizard named Simon happens to be in the forest too and takes Jinx in has his own. Simon uses Jinx to help out around the house and as an extra token of help Simon teaches Jinx magic. I gave this book 4and ½ stars because of it’s plot language .I wish that it didn’t have that many difficult words but other then that I loved the book! That’s why I think this book should win the Mock Newberry award.
I gave the book Jinx a 5 star rating
I gave the book Jinx a 23 out of 24 rubric rating
Today I read a book called Jinx.it is about a boy called Jinx that gets taken in by a wizard named Simon. They live in a place called the Urwald. While living with Simon, he learns all kinds of magic. One day he sets out on a journey because he got angry with Simon for taking Jinx’s life away from him. He then meets a girl named Elfwyn and a boy named Reven. They all eventually meet the Bonemaster, the most evil wizard in the Urwald. The Bonemaster kills Jinx, but Simon comes and brings him back to his castle. Jinx comes back to life, but not as a zombie. Simon cures him by giving him his life back. Then Reven and Jinx go to Keyland, a kingdom outside of the vast Urwald, because Reven is actually the real king of keyland. Will Reven regain control over Keyland? This is why I chose the rubric and star rating. If you think that he will, I would recommend this book to you.
This week I’ve been reading Jinx by Sage Blackwood. This book is about a kid named Jinx. Jinx is pretty much an orphan with a stepmom and stepdad. His stepdad tries to abandon him in the woods, but a wizard named Simon Magus saves him from his evil stepdad. In the end, Jinx just gets plain, sick, and tired of Simon and runs away. With that being said, Jinx gets captured by the Bonemaster [an evil wizard], to his surprise Simon saves Jinx. I think this book definitely should get the Mock Newberry Award.
Good Summary! Was there anything specific about the book that makes you think it should get the Mock Newberry Award?
Title: Jinx Star Rating:5 Rating For Rubric:24
I like jinx because of all of the action. I LOVED the battle with the Bone Master because it made my heart rush faster than a lightning bolt and skip 5 beats! But when the Bone Master pushed Jinx off of the cliff Jinx turned into a ghost. Simon revived him in a way. He made Jinx drink Jinx’s own bottled life and it was cool because Jinx came back to life! Also, at the beginning Jinx’s stepfather got carried off by trolls and was never seen again. Later Jinx’s dad turned to the “Stepfather Troll” and Jinx fought him and the troll ran away. I can connect with this book because when I am in the forest alone and lost I sometimes get scared. In Jinx people that get lost in the woods are never seen again and people get really scared. Finally, I’m going to list a quote from the book… “You can’t of you think you can’t” which is a very good lesson. I LOVE THAT BOOK! It is a super read!
I REALLY HOPE IT GETS THE MOCK NEWBERRY AWARD BECAUSE IT WAS MY FAVORITE READ SO FAR!
Jinx Review By: Kennedy Cooks
Star Rating: 4 and a ½
Rating from the Rubric: 21/24
I have read Jinx by Sage Blackwood. It is a cool book about a boy named Jinx on a journey to find what’s beyond the path. But there are some bumps in the road and some twist and turns along the way. I gave this book 4 ½ stars because the book wasn’t what I expected. For example, when Jinx was living with the wizard and found he was weird, they used extraneous details to explain what was happening. For my rating from the rubric I gave this book 21/24. I would have given it 24/24 but though out the story I started losing interest. Another reason is that it wasn’t that original. It is kind of like the book Rump, because they are both on a journey to but Jinx and Rump are both on a different journey. Overall, I enjoyed this book, I would recommend it to you and I think it could get the Mock Newbery award.~Kennedy
4 ½ stars
This week I have finished up Jinx. I gave it 4 and ½ stars and a 24 for the rubric. I gave it 4 ½ stars because it was super hard to put down because it was super interesting. I gave it a 23 for the rubric, because it was so interesting. I gave it a 4 for the plot language because it has good and engaging language. I also gave the organization a 4 because the book is organized in a way that the reader can understand the book. For the interest I gave it a 4 because it kept my interest throughout the book. For the setting I gave it a 4 because you would always know where Jinx or the other characters are. I also gave the originality a 4 because, the story is a great fantasy book . The concept was fresh throughout the book. Lastly I gave the characters a three because, they didn’t really describe how the characters look like. Although the author does describe their personalities like Reven’s! They give him a fancy way of talking. This book has been a fun, adventurous , interesting book so I think it should get the New Berry Award.
Hello! Thank you all for your lovely comments about JInx. It was really interesting to read your responses to the book, and to see what you thought. And your responses are so well-thought-out and well-written!
Julia mentioned the witches traveling by butter churn and wondered how this worked. These are old-fashioned butter churns. There's a wooden barrel, which holds the cream, and a pole (called a dasher) for mixing the cream into butter.
The witch, however, doesn't put any cream into the barrel. Instead, she stands in the barrel, which is usually custom-made to fit her, and thrusts at the ground with the dasher, causing the churn to leap about 20 feet at a bound. So she hops along the path.
Of course, if you or I tried to use a butter churn like that, it wouldn't work, because we're not witches. (Or anyway, I'm not and I'm just guessing you're not!) Some magic is involved.
It's faster than traveling by foot, but slower than traveling by broomstick. But broomsticks wouldn't work in the Urwald because the tree branches would get in the way of flying. And if you went above the trees, you wouldn't know where you were. (You'll remember that that happens to Jinx, after he falls of the cliff.)
Happy Thanksgiving to all!