Morgan Cook Unbroken Book Review 1/16/18 Mrs. Campbell Honors Literature PD 1 “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand was published in 2010. From the first chapter i was hooked. Hillenbrand’s imagery and style caught my eye and pulled me into Louie’s story with no hesitation. I absolutely loved Hillenbrand’s structure in this book and it was much better than others i have read. She did an absolutely wonderful job of creating this time period with just her words and it’s one of my favorite things about this book.
The Long Sixties: A Review One of the first things that anyone will notice about the book, The Long Sixties by Christopher B. Strain is its size. For a book, with the word “long” in the tile, it is surprisingly short, wrapping up at just under two hundred pages in the paperback printing. Strain addresses the length of his book right up front in his Preface by admitting that the book is not intended to be a complete dissection of the time, but an overview of a complex period in American history. But once you get past the size of the book and dive in to the story of The Sixties you start to understand how long they really were.
This method allowed me to pay attention and retain what I was reading. I also enjoy the casual tone. Humor is expertly mixed throughout to give the article a more natural storytelling feel. It also keeps my attention because I can relate to some of the
Brandon Smith Mr.Dittmar 12/14/2014 American History Book Report #2 “Killing Lincoln” Killing Lincoln is a very good easy to read historical book. I already knew some about when Lincoln was shot and how he died but this book put in so much more little details that any other thing I have gotten information from. I feel like Bill O'Rreilly did a very good job writing this book. I really like the way that it was wrote using the time and different days for the chapters. That helped give the book some detail and helped me understand what was going on in the book and when important scenes were easier to understand.
And I knew that my brother Tewolde never would have given up. I knew that the way to honor him best was to take myself even higher” (113). After the death of his brother, Mawi almost gave up on his dream of being a top student because he was devastated over Tewolde. He realized that Tewolde would want him to keep on going because it would help out his family. There is no doubt that the death of Tewolde crushed Mawi, but it also encouraged him to work to his fullest
As children, people often act in ways that will please their parents. Amir lives a childhood full of wanting to please his father. He believes it is his fault for killing his mother and taking Baba’s precious love. Numerous times Amir tries to be the strong and athletic son Baba has always wanted, though each try turns out to be futile. Amir is a poet.
Character Analysis: The character that I have chosen to analyze is Brother. At the beginning of the story, we are introduced to brother as a fun-loving kid who just wants a playmate. When his brother, Doodle, is born though he becomes selfish and ashamed of his brother. Brother is selfish when he says, “was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk, so I set out to teach him.” The only reason a Brother taught Doodle how to walk was for his own personal gain. Brother is ashamed of Doodle because of his disability and [Doodle] walked only because [Brother] was ashamed of having a crippled brother.
The Psychopath Inside by James Fallon successfully educates the common reader through an interesting and completely factual series of events. Although some may call this an autobiography, Fallon describes it as his mother’s, or rather a memoir to good parenting. As I was reading this story, I never had felt overwhelmed by the information or bored because of his excellent way of explaining even the most complicated topics, such as what his PET scan revealed, how the warrior gene (MAOA) affects the human brain, etc. Fallon’s book is not only a page turner, but educational. Fallon writes about himself, his family, and some of the people who assisted in his final diagnosis.
Luckily, the majority of the story’s plot occurs over a relatively short time span in which a lot of personal growth for William happens; the shifting of the setting, addition of characters, and rapidly occurring events allow the reader to have a deeper connection with William even though the he is a rather superficial character. I believe that even with William’s flawed writing, the story manages to keep a solid foundation and sets an accurate picture of this time period. A few of my sources were
James Howe, critically acclaimed author wasn’t always so ambitious. In fact, he was once diffident and kept to himself. He loathed hunting and shuns any brutality. He determined from his childhood that he would always try to impress his family, even if it meant going against his own precepts. That was, until one day, when he was ten, his brother, Paul altered his world forever.
This completely lifted his confidence he could finally see that he was more than the troublemaker of his family. His success grew rather quickly, because his goal was to get to the next Olympic games. He is always training and training to keep improving. When it comes almost time to try out for the Olympic trials Louie knows that he will never be fast enough to qualify for the mile race he has been training for. Instead of giving up and calling it quits on his running career Louie takes a different approach.
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Death of a Bouncer is a fantastic read for any mystery lovers. I found this to be a great take on old-school style Sherlock Holmes tales. Foxx did a fantastic job bringing all his characters to life, each unique and personable. I especially loved the main character of the story, Inspector Suri, head a street-wise gumshoe style about him that would have fit well into a 1950’s American Dragnet net film. This story had just the right amount of grit and realism to keep me entertained and wanting to turn to see what happens on the next page.