Nine years old, alone, suffering from the death of her brother, Liesel has been separated from her mother and left at 33 Kimmel Street in Molching to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann. In this book narrated by Death himself Liesel is made fun of at school because she is unable to read. Early on Liesel realizes that she is powerless without words and this is one of the things that drives her throughout the book to never be powerless… wordless. Liesel has nightmares when she is first living at Himmel Street and she has to be sat with by Hans through the night. Liesel is happy and content living on Himmel Street and she becomes good friends with a guy named Rudy Steiner that is always trying to kiss her.
The conflict among the two main characters in the texts “Confetti Girl” by Diana Lopez and “Tortilla Sun” by Jennifer Cervantes is like Hazel battling cancer in “The Fault In Our Stars.” In the first passage, the contention is between a young girl and her father about doing her homework. In the second excerpt, Izzy and her mother battle about having to spend two months away from each other while her mom is in Costa Rica graduating and she is in New Mexico with her grandmother. In both texts, the conflict develops when the child feels neglected and abandoned, but wants quality time with the parent and when the parent just wants what is best for the child. The obscure narrator in “Confetti Girl” feels like she is being neglected and abandoned by her oblivious father. The child envisions that her dad only cares about books and is leaving her high and dry her due to searching for a book when she narrates the following.
“I’ve lost control over everything, even the places in my head” (Hawkins). In the novel, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Rachel Watson struggles to get her life together. She is cursed with a serious drinking problem that results in tantrums and sending threatening messages to Tom, her ex-husband, and Anna, the women he cheated on her with. Now, Rachel rides the train alone everyday and drinks. Every morning and evening, she observes the couple, Scott and Megan Hipwell, who live down the road from her old house.
Anyways Alice writes in a diary about all her problems, for example she writes about her fears, worries about a lot of things especially about her crush Roger and her weight that she has gain, she also talks about she uncomfortable a lot, so she 's depressed. The story really starts when Alice 's dad a college professor accepts a job somewhere else so her whole family has to move to a different area. Moving to a new wasn 't such a bad idea for Alice and her family since they get a fresh start, which makes Alice happy. Once, Alice moved to a new town she acually found it difficult because she has to go to a new school and it was hard for her to meet new people. The first person Alice meet was obviously her new neighbor who is Beth.
Also there was another scene where it showed the mother Beth seeing her husband and the father Calvin crying in the dining room. In which she asked him ‘why are you crying?’ in which he replied saying ‘I’m not sure if I’m in love with you anymore.’ And she responded to him by saying nothing but going back up to her room silently before breaking down into tears as she packed all of her belongings to Houston. It shows that she had lots of trouble trying to cope with the pain of her dead son Buck. She seems to show how she is always trying to distract herself from the pain, by trying to spend more times with her husband Calvin. Like going to Europe for vacation and even playing golf with their
Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor. When Donny is performing poorly at school, the school contacts his parents to attend a conference to discuss Donny’s behavior. Tyler portrays irony with the character of Donny’s mother, Daisy, as Daisy herself is a former school teacher, so it is ironic that her child is failing at school as she should know better than other parents how best to help her child succeed academically. Daisy tells the principal that they are concerned about Donny, but that “he tells us he doesn’t have any homework or he did it all in study hall. How are we to know what to believe?” (3).
Winnie is the “backstabbing frenemy” character who is always trying to undermine Britney despite the fact that they’re supposed to be friends. Britney’s father loses his well-paying job and their family has to move to “the other side of the tracks” and Britney must leave her squad and boyfriend, Brad, behind for Crenshaw Heights. To keep it short, she has a difficult time adjusting to a mostly black school that has high security and so little funding
The young innocent girl is going through a rough time in her life. She lost her brother because of the war but is too young to comprehend how people grieve in different forms. Her father, for example, is in denial and will not get over the death of his son. The transformation of the closet comes into play when the young girl is trying to seek her father’s attention because she craves his love and affection. She figures out that if she dresses up in clothes that give her features to resemble a male, then her father pays more attention to her.
The story begins with a poor woman who was hated by nearly everyone in her village for her entire life dies while intoxicated and leaves 2 daughters and a son behind to fend for themselves. After she is found dead the towns people pitied her children, and the two oldest were taken in by new families, but the youngest Maggie, who was crippled, was left alone because nobody wanted to deal with her disability. But alas a man named Joe Thompson decides to take her in for the night but because he did not think his wife would approve of him bringing her home he later planned on taking her to the poor house the next morning. And he was
In Araby, an unnamed young boy finds himself obsessively in love with one of his mate’s sisters. The boy desperately desires an intimate relationship with her and he begins to think about how his uninteresting, daily life is preventing this love. After finally talking to Mangan’s sister, the narrator declares, “What innumerable follies laid waste my waking and sleeping thoughts after that evening! I wished to annihilate the tedious intervening days. I chafed against my work at school.