1. Eric Shultz
2. The story that I read for the Reading Rainbow Project was, I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason. The story starts out in an apartment with an assassin stalking his next victim. The assassin then goes to another assassin so that he can take out his neighbor because he is getting way too annoyed with him. After the meeting with the other assassin he runs into one of his former clients that he did a job for about four years back. They both went to the bar and had a drink. Once he was done drinking with his former client he went home to do the same thing that he does every day, he goes and listens to what his future clients need him to do for them. There was one particular person that came in and had a strange task for him. He wanted him to travel back in time to kill Adolf Hitler. So, he attempted to complete that his client asked but he was unsuccessful. Adolf managed to get into the time machine and travel to the present time. When the assassin gets back to present time he runs into to his wife before he left, but she has no idea that they were ever married. Sometime after he goes to the bar because he is unable to find Adolf Hitler and there he was killed. So about five years later his wife before we went back in time saves him so that he can come back and complete what he was unable to do. To kill Adolf Hitler.
3. The artwork in the book is abstract. All of the characters have an animal look to them. They do walk and stand like humans, but they have this almost dog looking face in them. The textures of the pictures are pretty rough. There are hardly and curved lines in the story. It has lots of straight lines. The colors that were used in the story were very neutral. They never really caught my eye.
4. I wasn’t that sure what the author was aiming for in this story. I think that he is trying to say that changing the past can’t happen. If it could happen it could lead to bad thing in the future that we may not like. And that we may want to change again, which would lead to a circle. We would never be happy with what happened and always want to change it.
5. This was my first time reading a graphic novel. I thought that for the most part it was a good book. The timeline of the book was good in terms of how things happened. At first I was a little confused about what was going on in the story and where it was going. Then about like ten or so pages in the transitioned so that the comic as well as the text matched with each other.
6. At the beginning of the story he was doing a parallel between the text and the comic and the text, which confused me towards the beginning. Once, he did the transition it was a lot easier for me to follow what was going on in the story and where it was leading to.
7. I think that the readers that were intended for this book were college students. I believe that the book is too gory for high/middle school students. There is too much blood and violence in the book. Also, in the beginning I thought that the language was for a mature audience. The age group that I would recommend to read this book would be 18-22 year old. I think that males would like this book more than females would.
8. Some other books that Jason wrote are; “Left Bank Gang” and “Why Are You Doing This?” They are both graphic novels as well.
9. I would give Jason’s, “I Killed Adolf Hitler” a 3/5 stars.