Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Read Along ~ Dreamhunter Part 2, The Try


Hello, and welcome to Week 2 of the Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox Read Along.  This week please read the second part of the book, The Try, and answer the following questions to get a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes, $5 gift certificate for Amazon, 1 PBS Credit or a handmade item.  Submit your answers by leaving a comment (your comment will not post right away, I approve all my comments) no later than Monday April 30th.  Winner will be announced Tuesday May 1st.

This weeks handmade item is 3 Glittered Magnetic Clothespins and to go along with it a copy of The Dreamer's Dictionary. I believe this copy is the first paperback publication of this book.


1.  What color hats do the girls wear to the Try?
2.  What is Maze Plasir's dreamhunter talent?
3.  When Chorley inquire3d about Tziga what news did the Director give him?  What was unusual about the form of recorded intentions the Director showed Chorley?
4.  How did John Gregg win the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
5.  What is Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura to stay in school?

Discussion Questions:
1.  Do the results of the try surprise you?  Why or why not?
2.  Do you think its odd that there is no grave for Tziga?  Do you believe the Dr. is telling the truth that Tziga is dead?
3.  Do you think Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura away from Dreamhunting will work?  Do you think it is fair to Rose?

And Just for Fun...I got an e-mail that someone had a nightmare about the Sandman so I decided to look up a few things in The Dreamer's Dictionary.

Sand:  Whether the sand you dreamed of was on a beach, in your food, or in your shoes, it is warning you to be wary of a new acquaintance who will try to exploit you see also desert

Man: A dream featuring mankind as a whole is a warning of nervous depression due to work; either slow down or take a vacation.  To dream of a strange man augers well for family affairs, but the meaning is modified to some extent by the details of his appearance (if you were aware of them) and his actions (if any), so these factors should be considered.  see also Hair, Height, eye color, etc.

So, that was one interesting dream our fellow Read Alonger had!  Is there anything anyone wants looked up before I mail out this fabulous gift?  Let me know.

5 comments:

Susan said...

1. What color hats do the girls wear to the Try?

Rose had lilac gauze on her hat and Laura had yellow gauze on hers.

2. What is Maze Plasir's dreamhunter talent?

Maze Plasir’s dreamhunter talent is that he is able to project people’s faces on to characters in dreams. So if someone is courageous in a dream, he can project a real-life person’s face on that character which makes the people that watch the dream associated courage with the real-life person.

3. When Chorley inquired about Tziga what news did the Director give him? What was unusual about the form of recorded intentions the Director showed Chorley?

The Director told Chorley that Tziga went back into the Place and he recorded “Across”. What was unusual was that the intentions were forged and it wasn’t Tziga’s handwriting.

4. How did John Gregg win the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

John Gregg won Speaker of the House by using Plasir’s dreamhunter talent to influence votes.

5. What is Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura to stay in school?

Grace & Chorley plan to send Rose to boarding school, so Laura will miss her and want to go back to school.

Discussion Questions:
1. Do the results of the try surprise you? Why or why not?

No, the results of the try don’t surprise me. I thought that since Rose had so much confidence that might mean she was destined to fail. Plus, Laura already had a special talent where she could roam around someone else’s dream.

2. Do you think its odd that there is no grave for Tziga? Do you believe the Dr. is telling the truth that Tziga is dead?

I do think it is odd that there is no grave for Tziga and I hope that he is still alive. That maybe this was his only way to get away from the Regulatory Body.

3. Do you think Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura away from Dreamhunting will work? Do you think it is fair to Rose?

No, I don’t think Grace & Chorley’s plan will work. It’s not fair to Rose, but I think she would want to do anything she could to protect Laura. Plus, I think she sees through their plan a little bit.

wende aka frogprincess said...

1 - rose was had gauze that was lilac and laura's was yellow gauze -

2. he could change faces of his characters. To supply faces and bodies to order. he could make wishes come true :) bespoke dreams.

3. he went back in 7 days ago. his intentions was recorded as "across". it wasn't in tziga's handwritting.

4. he used plasir's dream talent to influence votes. he rigged it.

5. they are going to have rose board at the academy. They really want laura to miss her.

discussion questions

1 - the try results did suprise me ONLY because i thought rose would be licensed as well.

2 - I do think its odd but then again i really think they know he is alive.

3 - I don't think the plan will work. I think laura is smart enough to figure it out.

i am really enjoying the book it like harry potter meets the hunger games :)

Cathy W said...

1.  What color hats do the girls wear to the Try?

The hats match their new full length dresses. Laura's has pale yellow gauze while Rose's is lilac.

2.  What is Maze Plasir's dreamhunter talent?

He can project faces of other individuals onto the faces of the people in the dreams he shares.

3.  When Chorley inquire3d about Tziga what news did the Director give him?  What was unusual about the form of recorded intentions the Director showed Chorley?

The Director informed him that Tziga had gone back In. The form didn't appear to be in Tziga's handwriting, nor his signature. Nor did Chorley think that Tziga would have written 'Across'.

4.  How did John Gregg win the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

Maze used his dreamhunter talents to influence voters.

5.  What is Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura to stay in school?

They sent Rose away for a while, to hopefully get Laura to miss her so terribly that she wants to go where Rose is. They also have Chorley talk to the Director to try and convince him the family wants Laura in school, rather than getting her dreamhunter's license.

Discussion Questions:
1.  Do the results of the try surprise you?  Why or why not?

No, they didn't. If both girls had succeeded, there would be less drama for the book!

2.  Do you think its odd that there is no grave for Tziga?  Do you believe the Dr. is telling the truth that Tziga is dead?

Again, no it isn't odd. If there was a grave, they would have had to have had a body. Without a body (and without proof that he is dead), there is always hope and intrigue. It gives Laura and Grace and Chorley something to hope for, and the Director something to worry about.

3.  Do you think Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura away from Dreamhunting will work?  Do you think it is fair to Rose?

No, it won't. First, she did get her license. She knows she's good. And as much as she loves Rose, they are already growing apart a bit because Laura went In and Rose could not. They haven't been together to talk since then. And Laura is worried about her father. Her concern for him will trump her concern for Rose for at least a while. And because her father is reported as being In, that's where Laura will want to be.

Cathy W said...

And no, it is not fair to Rose! She is old enough not to be used as a pawn this way. If they are going to use her, they should bring her in to at least partial confidence and let her know why she is being asked to do what they are doing.

nerdupweb said...

1. What color hats do the girls wear to the Try?

yellow and lilac

2. What is Maze Plasir's dreamhunter talent?

He can put someones face into dream so they use him for political sway and propaganda.

3. When Chorley inquired about Tziga what news did the Director give him? What was unusual about the form of recorded intentions the Director showed Chorley?

He said that Tziga had gone back into the Place but the signature looked like a fake.

4. How did John Gregg win the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

He used Plasir's talent to influence the voters.

5. What is Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura to stay in school?

The send Rose to board at school while Laura is out of town so that when Laura returns she will miss Rose. They also try to get the Body not to license Laura...it doesn't work.

Discussion Questions:
1. Do the results of the try surprise you? Why or why not?

Nope saw that one coming from page one. But then again I figure things out to early. :)

2. Do you think its odd that there is no grave for Tziga? Do you believe the Dr. is telling the truth that Tziga is dead?

I think it is weird that there is no body...i don't believe the Dr is lieing but maybe the Dr doesn't know the entire truth so he is telling his truth.

3. Do you think Grace & Chorley's plan to get Laura away from Dreamhunting will work? Do you think it is fair to Rose?

No I don't. Then the book would just end and we wouldn't find out about the creepy sand monster and what Tziga wrote in the letter!