4 Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

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Choose one prompt to respond to:

Option 1:  In what ways can you relate to Arturo?

Option 2:  This book includes quite a bit of untranslated Spanish.  How do you feel this inclusion adds to or challenges your understanding of the story?

12 thoughts on “4 Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

  1. I think including Spanish in this book helps me understand the culture and the place where this story was happening. It made it seem more there, since there were words I couldn’t understand. I thought it was pretty cool.

  2. In The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora the Spanish was challenging because you don’t want t says and it was like 1/10 of the book was missing. I wish they did and more translated more Spanish words, so I can know more of this story.

  3. The Spanish challenges my understanding of the book. I feel it challenges my understanding because whenever there was a Spanish word or phrase, I had to look back at the content of the book to see if there were clues to what it meant. Even though I understood some of the words and phrases, I didn’t understand the book fully. It adds to my understanding because I learned how they communicated and I learned how the characters expressed themselves. Also, I learned more about their heritage and how
    their language influenced their life. The Spanish added to my understanding and took away from my understanding of this book.

  4. The untranslated Spanish challenged my comprehension because I only understood like one or two words.

  5. The Spanish challenges my understanding of this book. At first I tried to skip over the Spanish and infer what it was translated to. However after a while I decided that the Spanish was probably important if the author had decided to put it in the book. So I started to google the Spanish. That helped me understand this book better.

  6. What I thought of the spanish was when I was reading I skipped a lot of it because i didn’t understand it. It was also harder to read so the book got kind of boring. I learned the story takes time to tell and then I started looking up what the words are. Then I finally started to enjoy the book and understand why the author put them in the text.

  7. I can connect to Atouro in that he has a crush on someone and is scared to tell them I can also relate to him in that he moves his family

  8. I think that since some of its spanish that it adds some mystery to the story and if you are able t speak and read spanish then you get that extra part of the story

  9. I think the Spanish adds to the book and makes it more challenging because not everyone knows Spanish so they could have learned some new words.

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