I was able to make questioning while reading this book. First, how did Jackie Robinson change the sport of baseball? And how did everyone who hated him before like him? I kept on reading then and then I found the answer to the question, Robinson was the first black to play any league game and he was a better pitcher and batter and they always win, that made everyone to like Robinson except the opposition team.
If someone had the chance to create a character what strategies would him or her use to create that character? Victor Martinez’ autobiographical novel, Parrot in the oven, provides an excellent example of the use of writing strategies to create a character. Manny the narrator of this book is a 14-year-old boy who lives in home projects in California with his family including his dad and mom who are Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez, his older brother Nardo who’s full name is Bernardo, his older sister Magda, and his little sister Pedi. The three dominant strategies that bring Manny to life are: dialogue, action and interior monologue. The use of dialogue in this novel views Manny becoming an adult, Manny’s actions showed that he was a responsible and caring individual, and interior monologue was used the most showing that Manny is sensitive.To summarize I will discuss about how Victor Martinez uses writing strategies to create Manny’s character.
Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir was written and published by Joseph R. Owen in 1996. This book gives us a riveting point-of-view of the early and uncertain days of the Korean War through the eyes of Owen himself, as a platoon leader (PL) in a Marine rifle company. As a PL of a mortar section in Baker-One-Seven-Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment- Owen witnessed his hastily assembled men of a few regulars and reservists (who to mention some that have not gone to boot camp) quickly harden into the superb Baker-One-Seven known today. He makes it known quickly (in the foreword and the preface) that some of the major problems he initially encountered was due to how unprepared his unit was. Owen makes the
This quarter I read the realistic fiction book, The Batboy by Mike Lupica. This book is a story about a 14 year old boy named Brian Dudley. Son of a former pitcher and an avid baseball fan, Brian gets his dream summer job: the bat boy for his favorite team the Detroit Tigers. When it seems like his summer cannot get any better, his all-time favorite player Hank Bishop is signed to the team. At the beginning, Hank is cold and yells at Brian a lot, but in the end they become friends. At the end of the summer, Brian is in for the best weekend of his life when the Tigers have a home stand with Hank currently sitting at 499 career home runs. I really liked this book because I could relate well with the main character. Brian is the same age as me and we both like baseball. The plot is very interesting and the end, although predictable, is satisfying.
Have you ever felt like you were underappreciated in a sport from your coaches, well this was the problem for 11 year old Ben McBain. In the novel Game Changers written by Mike Lupica the story is told by Ben McBain an 11 year old boy who has hopes of being the new football teams starting quarterback but while Shawn O’Brien is on the team there is little to no luck. Shawn O’Brien is placed as starting quarterback groomed by his father a former professional quarterback in this novel Ben is struck with the conflicting choice of being a good teammate or going after his own dream. In the novel Game Changers by Mike Lupica the author uses the literary elements of the novel in a quite particular way in which leaves not only questioning but also
Another thing I really liked was the way they made the family characters of mom, dad, and Scott. But my favorite thing was the way that they developed Nick’s basketball skill throughout the story. There is a part in the story where somebody is shot by Zack (Trent’s brother) and Trent has to decide if he’s gonna go into running with him or stay for the big championship game with Nick. So I really enjoyed that part because it combined how much I like basketball and the excitement of whether or not Trent would stay or go. In the book it has dad only caring about Nick as much when he was a good basketball player, so I thought it was cool how they sort of betrayed him as a bad guy. I also thought it was neat how Nick and his brother had gotten farther apart because he was always hanging around with his girl friend. So when Trent told Nick about his story of his brother helping him at breakfast I think it made Nick want some Trent had rather than vice versa, so I liked how it put a little wanting from Nick in there. Then at the start of the story it talks about how good Nick and Luke looked in practice and how
The book I chose to read for my book review was “ Killing Mr.Griffin”. It is about 5 high school students who hate their english teacher Mr. Griffin and come up with a plan to kidnap him. Their main purpose is to just torture and make Mr. Griffin think he is going to die. The plan takes a tragic turn and results in Mr. Griffin's death. The plan simply falls apart in a domino effect of terror and grief. In the very beginning, the book opens up with a clear hatred of the english teacher Mr.Griffin. Talking about how he assigns to much homework and his tests are way to difficult. Often times the main characters would get straight F’s on his assignments. Except for Susan who is the only one to pass his class. This foreshadows the plan
“You saved him!” “You saved him!” the crowd shouted. A book written by Dave Barry called, The Worst Class Trip Ever which is about an eighth grader on a class trip to Washington D.C. The book has many characters with very different personalities. The book has unexpected twists and turns throughout it. The novel involves kidnappers, a dragon and (of course) the 5 children from Miami that know nothing about what they’re getting into.
Suspense. It's what makes us sit on the edge of our seats at movies, or has us biting our nails as we read. It’s the backbone behind any classic horror film where the babysitter keeps getting unknown phone calls about checking the children and she asks the police to trace the call only to get a call back saying it's coming from upstairs. Suspense is used in literature to give off a feeling of uncertainty. In W.F. Harvey’s story “August Heat”, he writes about our protagonist James and how he meets a bizarre character named Mr.Atkinson who he feels is an unnatural person and feels uneasy with him. Later when he is invited to stay the night, Harvey finished the story off with James saying he will “be gone in less than an
During summer while other kids were outside having fun, i was indoors with my AC on reading different kind of books because of a soccer injury i had. If it wasn 't for that injury i don 't think i would of ever gotten a book on my own. It all started with an injury to a book that became the book that kept me going to find more books to read. The book is called " A Child Called It: One Child 's Courage to Survive" by David Pelzer. Before this i thought all books were boring but this one totally changed my mind. It was like a movie in my head not knowing whats going to happen. It was breath taking with the climax of events that were
High school sports are fast approaching and everybody is brushing up on their skills. Entitlement is when somebody has the right to do something and exists in every high school sport Starting varsity is most player’s main goal, but it comes at a cost. Athletes should have to earn their spot to play varsity, it should not be given to them. Over the years I can definitely relate to this, and playing varsity has brought out the best in me by revealing my true character.
This debate topic speaks about police being less proactive, because of vitriol, and causing an increase in crime rates. This debate topic is not directly related to the book, Ghettoside, but falls into the same bracket. The debate talks about the police becoming less involved because of denunciation, and rates of crimes increasing because of that. Ghettoside talks about the black-on-black homicide rates going up, one reason, because of the ignorance of the police. So, both the debate and the book have crime rates going up because of the lack of interference of the police department. The book shows ignorance because they simply don’t care, and the debate showing ignorance because of criticism. “For
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers is a novel that will keep you on your toes. Inspiration, courageousness, nervousness, and depression are all the emotions you feel while reading Lockdown. A topic based around someone making a mistake and ending up in jail isn’t easy to digest, but when the prisoner is only fourteen it’s unbelievable. While reading this book it was quite obvious Walter Dean Myers arranged a lot of research for this novel, it was written very well and full of facts. Hearing stories of gang violence, drug abuse, and shootings is a big wake up call for anyone who interprets this novel it reallys make you realize how grateful you should be for what you have.
The book "The Parrot In The Oven" whriten by victor martinez tells a story about a fourteen year old named Manny. Manny is a “young man” living at home with his parents and siblings in Fresno, California. him and his faimily are not wealthy but not too poor. the book teaches you that coming of age takes many experiences and issues to help an young man learn and grow. while reading this book you can relate to the problems that Manny has to face. I found it to be very helpful in giving me another perspective on how bad things could be.
The book title is Top Prospect . Top Prospect is about a Student athlete in middle school named Travis he was the left-handed Quarterback of the team for is middle school football team . He was well prepared he had the mental part of the game of football but he didn 't have the fundamentals of the game of football . Traviesas coach made a promise with Travis so he would actually have something to put his all into that he wanted , so he has a goal to reach .