I read the book, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh. This book is about Rachel Ratchet Vance who is an 11-year-old girl, homeschooled by her widowed father. Ratchet is embarrassed by her father's often environmental speeches, the fact that she knows more about fixing cars than creating a wardrobe, and that they move each year from one fixer-upper to the next. Desperate to lay down roots, make friends, and simply live a normal life, Ratchet hopes to discover her own identity by learning more about her mother and ultimately changing herself for the better. The book's journal format, which shows Ratchet writing in various styles as she completes her language arts assignments. I like the books layout and think it's interesting to read about her life and what's going on throughout her life, although some pages can be a little boring when she doesn't talk about nothing really big happening. This book is realistic fiction because it's has a realistic background and sounds real, but is not based on a true story or never happened in real life. I think people who like reading about other people's lives, or has a connection with Ratchets life will enjoy this book. An external conflict is man vs. man, the other boys on the street teasing her and her dad almost everyday they ride by, an internal conflict man vs. self is her wanting to be like her mom and not be fixing cars.