The class that I am in (4th class) were reading a book called "Under the Hawthorn Tree" by Marita Conlon Mckenna and when we were finished the book, we discussed the characters feelings.The book is amazing and really sad in places.I would definitely recommend it!!! Our teacher (Ms. O’Donovan) gave us a thought bubble.
She explained that we needed to write what we thought the character of our choice was thinking by the end of chapter 2.
I chose a girl called Eily who was the oldest of the three siblings, Peggy(the youngest,7),Michael(around ten) and Eily (the oldest,12).The following is my piece of writing ......(imagine you are in famine times)
It was tough times that the children were facing and food was scarce. Their father had gone to work and did not come back home. Their mother set off to find him and didn't come back either. They were poor and the fever was roaming all around the town. My thought bubble was about what I thought she would be thinking.
"How long will the fever last? I hope mother and father will come home soon with food and maybe a bit of money too! What if we die of the fever before they do? Will we run out of food?
Dear, we are a sight to be pitied. God save us. I hope little Peggy is warm enough.
Dear me, these are such dreadful times.
Anyway, let's look on the bright side for the time being. We are not dead yet so let's try to enjoy it! We have potato cakes and water and that will keep us going for now.
God save us. God save us all.
I remember now what a fun we had just a month before all this started.
Sitting on the edge of the quay ,dipping our feet in the water.I wonder if we will ever have so much fun again."