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
In the beginning of the book, Phillip Malloy was passionate to make it into Harrison school’s track team. He thought that being only good at running would automatically make him into the team, but his grades interfered with his chance at the team. He didn’t make it into the track team because he detested Miss. Narwin’s class and felt the book, The Call of the Wild was useless, so he put the most unnecessary response to an answer of his exam. Therefore, he received a failing grade which is a “D”. With his failing grade, Phillip couldn’t make it into the track team and he blames Miss Narwin for the whole problem. Then when the faculty committee changed homerooms, Philip is now assigned into Miss Narwin’s homeroom class, making matters even worse.
In the chapter one, Nathan talks about why she chose to write this book. She also tells the reader how she decided to start this project of becoming a freshman again in college. When she was sitting in a class where she taught, she heard some gossip that sparked an idea in her head to write this book. In chapter one, Nathan explains why she is writing this book and what questions she is hoping to answer. She also explains to the reader which information she will include from her research and what she will be leaving out. Nathan also tells about her first few weeks in college, the orientation, "Welcome Week", and life in the dorms. She explains incidents where students mistake her as a mom on campus, or a parent at orientation. Nathan talks about how she is unfamiliar with the lingo of this new generation of undergraduate students, and that she seems to not be able to get around as easily as she thought she would at AnyU (the college she is researching at). Nathan is used to being a professor and parking in the faculty lots, and entering halls from the back where a professor would. She is challenged right away through the undergraduate
In the beginning of chapter 5, the author talks about how the things that revolved around him was school and church. Outside school and church there were the endless street games on 122nd street. The block was safe to play on under the watch of housewives. Plus on page 39, Walter and his friend decided to hang Richard Aisles. Fortunately, the pastor came there and stopped the whole thing. Finally on page 45, he starts to read books instead of comic books, and becomes really great at writing poems.
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Vanessa Martino Ms. Oliverio ENG 3U1 17 December 2015 CPT Essay The Piano Man’s Daughter Timothy Irving Frederick Findley Asignificant author often leaves an impact on the reader or some sort of lesson to be learned by the end of the novel. Upon reading the novel The Piano Mans Daughter authored by Timothy Findley, I personally learned many lessons and found many events to be relatable to the struggles and lives of the modern teen. Timothy is a significant Canadian author as his personal struggle enables him to address human struggle in an authentic way. In the novel, Findley negates the idea of the nuclear family and showing real life family dynamics. Through out the novel, the struggles the characters endure help teens relate to struggles
In the start of the January chapter, Holling has just been on the front of their local paper for playing a part as Ariel in the Holiday Extravaganza. Doug Swieteck’s brother just so happened to see the paper, so he takes the entire stack of newspapers to his house then later puts then around the school. Holling is mortified by this act and starts to tear down the photograph. One of Hollings friends finds some of the pictures in the girl’s bathroom as well. The friend who found the pictures too helps take them down. Soon most of the images of him are gone and he is no longer worries as much
In the poem, “Becoming and Going: An Oldsmobile Story” by Gerald Hill the speaker is traveling down a road in the Fort Qu’appelle Valley. He notices his father and his son are also driving down this road. The speaker then begins to list the two men’s characteristics. As he lists them we see that the father and the son have both similarities and differences in their personalities.
In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, how did three people's actions affect one person? Soda, Johnny, and Dally’s choices affect Ponyboy by staying calm, helping others, and making sure other people are okay.
I am currently reading Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler. Infinite in Between is a fictional story about five teens; Gregor, Whitney, Zoe, Jake, and Mia. The story takes place over the four years at Hankinson High School. Gregor is a boy who is hopelessly in love with Whitney, a girl who seems to have it all together. But Whitney is fangirling over Zoe, the new girl in town who seems to be running from everything including a video of her celebrity mother screaming at her, the secret behind her father, and most importantly, herself. Mia is another girl who watches everyone but doesn't say a single word while dealing with her own problems including, rumors about her, hating everything about herself, and a mother who always tells her to “do something about her appearance”. And lastly, Jake, a boy who is secretly in love with his best friend, Ted. On freshman orientation day, the freshman class is assigned an ice breaker activity. As Gregor, Whitney, Zoe, Jake, and Mia form their group, they begin developing an idea and that's where the unforgettable journey begins. Whitney suggested, “...what I was going to say is that we could write notes today. Letters to our future selves. We’ll seal them all together. When we meet at
The idea of a love so deep and fulfilling that you would sacrifice a lifetime of happiness, just for their life, is an astounding thought. Uncle Nathan is willing to give up everything, for someone he knows he will never be able to be with, in the subconscious hopes that a miracle will happen and she will change her ways to be with him. This story reveals who Uncle Nathan is by showing how inconsiderate, serious, and dedicated he is, despite all he does for Delia's love.
In this extract taken from chapter one, Susan Cooper shows the reader a different side of Nathan, an actor from the company of boys.
There are many memories that may come to mind when someone speaks the word of adolescence. Some people recall times of gratification and innocent adventures, but for others the phrase “teenage years” holds horrific memories. For a section of the populace their “teen experiences” may be the most appalling time period, as they begin to undergo many changes. This concept of dark adolescence is present not only in the real world, but in the literary world as well. For example, in the novel A Separate Peace where a friendship turned in the wrong direction and a deadly war, mark the moments of growing up. While some readers believe that Phineas (Finny) and Gene’s separate peace shows the ingenuousness of youthful occurrences;
Molly Ringwald plays a typical teen girl in Sixteen Candles. We first meet her on her 16th birthday and her family has totally forgotten it in the midst of her sister 's wedding. Seeking comfort in friends at school, Jake Ryan the resident hot guy finds a note telling of her love for him. He being the more sophisticated senior to Molly 's sophomore character, he tries to find more. On his quest to find more he meets a freshman Anthony Michael Hall who is in love with Samantha and is willing to help Jake get her. Nothing really evolves until the dance that night. After the dance Jake has a party, where he once again talks to the freshman who tells more and gives out Samantha’s phone number. Jake goes to the house the next day, Sam isn’t home so he meets her in the final scenes and he makes up for her family forgetting
The title of a book by Stella Simmons, “Choosing Her Path,” appropriately depicts the significance of the story. Stella Simmons, an ex-medical technologist, retired early and went into the elementary school system. She then became a volunteer and assisted with reading fluency and comprehension. Since then she has written six children books and “Choosing Her Path” is her second book for young adults. She writes books because she enjoys writing. At the first glance, the plot seems totally appropriate. Simmons takes her readers through the story by introducing us to the main character, a young woman named Jenna. Jenna was waiting for a bus when her old boyfriend, who is a policeman, pulls up in a car in front of her. With Dave back on the island,