Welcome to the Thief Response Project!
Last week, the group shared their thoughts about the book. Generally, people felt that the beginning moved a little too slowly, but by the end it was very exciting. Ms. Turner used a storytelling strategy where she only revealed a little bit to the reader at a time, which some people found frustrating.
Some people also found the names in the story difficult to pronounce. Since the world of The Thief is based on Ancient Greece, some of the names sounded a little bit foreign. I created a pronunciation guide for us to use so that we don't stumble over the names in the future.
Eugenides – you-GEN-i-deesIf we come across more difficult Greek words, we can add them to the list.
Ambiades – am-bi-AH-dees
Sophos – SO-fos
Hephestia – he-FES-ti-a
Hamiathes – ha-mi-AH-thees
Have fun blogging!