The reader may not agree with each resolution, but is certainly forced to think about issues he or she may never have thought about before (Smith 63). Every book has a point or a certain power that affects different kinds of readers everywhere, regardless of age or opinions. One book that affects teenagers and young adult readers was written by J.D Salinger. The Catcher in the rye has mesmerized the hearts of young adult readers across the country for its coming to age story about a young teen trying to find himself in this world. It 's overall message has sparked love from readers everywhere but the book has also sparked wild discussions about its content and if it should be taught in schools across the country.
Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a realistic fiction book. This book shows how the main character Paul goes through struggles to find the reality of what his family has been hiding from him. Through these struggles he unlocks the truth about his friends, family and ultimately himself. The motif of sight is used within this novel by showing things one can or can not see. Through the motif of sight Paul has a growing understanding of his friends, family and
The characters that S.E Hilton writes about are very well devolved for a short novel like this one, they are also memorable to the readers. Ponyboy Curtis is the main character and the narrator of the book, and he talks a lot about how he feels about various things throughout the novel. He isn 't like the stereotypical guy who bottles up their emotions to seem more like able by the ladies, and actually, a lot of women look for a guy like Ponyboy because he shares how he feels. Johnny Cade is a kid that gets beat up by his family but he is never really angry about it. He has a friendly but paranoid demeanor to his personality, and he is loved by his second 'family ', which is just Greasers.
The significance of the experience of transition lies in individuals gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and others. JC Burke’s prose fiction text, ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’, focuses on the transition of the Brennan family, and Tom in particular, from feelings of guilt, anger, depression and despair to acceptance, reconciliation and optimism, in the aftermath of Daniel’s car accident that caused the deaths of two innocent teenagers and the quadriplegia of his cousin, Finn. The other related text, ‘Up’, a fantasy animated film, written by Bob Peterson, reveals Carl’s transition from denying the death of his wife and regretting not fulfilling their dream of moving to Paradise Falls to unexpectedly making new friends who help him accept the passing of his wife. Both texts and my visual representation reflect the protagonists’ deeper understanding of themselves and others as a result of the transition. ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ (2005) is about the aftermath of a car accident caused by Daniel Brennan, affecting his family and the town of Mumbilli.
Kevin is a boy who was born with a birth defect. They both have had a tough time in life, and they befriend each other. I think that Kevin is the hero in the book Freak The Mighty because he helped Max with his reading, in school, befriending him, rescuing, and saving Max. Even though Max was different, Kevin accepted his differences and became his friend. In school, Max was always different and people picked on him and that made Max think he would
he effect of a horrific memory on a small fragile boy is clearly depicted in the book Fugitive Pieces by Ann Michaels. Furthermore, Jakob’s sister is used during his life to help him cope with the memories of the holocaust. He see’s her during his hallucinations because of his PTSD and is defiantly part of the reason why he is so traumatized. His nightmares continue from his childhood even into his adulthood. Because of the dramatic experiences Jakob has gone though he also becomes a writer of the future, in which he can help prevent such catastrophe’s from ever happening.
When you 're faced with a significantly life-altering negative situation you can 't control, you grasp at the little things you can control. The little opportunities where you can make choices for yourself”(44). We Should Hang Out Sometime is a true story based off of Josh Sundquist and his journey through his past love lives.The book pinpoints different aspects of his life when it comes to awkward first dates, church buses, and a prosthetic leg. I thought the book is very inspiring, and I really enjoyed the book, especially because related to the book because it is a mixture of romance, awkwardness, and humor. The main characters include Josh Sundquist, Francesca Marcelo, and Sasha Wright.
When Maurice is put into Progress he feels that he let a lot of people down and failed them so a majority of the book is Reese attempting to build relationships again. Maurice is in a tough spot, growing up on the streets with bad peers supporting him, but he understands that if he finds himself then he’ll be successful in life after Progress. Forgiveness is the main theme is this book because Reese goes through many dark times throughout his time in the juvenile facility, but with the help of others he grows to a strong man and rebuilds lost friendships with family members, and friends. Walter Dean Myers wrote the novel Lockdown in an emotional, thrilling, intriguing way that always keeps you on your heels and always keeps you thinking. Start to end a great read with a wonderful inspirational story that leaves the reader speechless.
Tangerine, a realistic novel by Edward Bloor, is about a malfunctional family that keeps many dark secrets, later revealed. The truth was set free, along with the characters, making everyone 's sight more clearer. The motif of sight, a repeated element of understanding, is used to advance the main character’s sight of the truth throughout the story. Through the motif of sight, Paul, the main character in the novel, has a growing understanding of his friends, his family, and himself. The first group Paul experiences a growing understanding of is his friends.
Junior’s ceremony forms hope out of a bitter misery surrounding him. In this adaptation, Junior confronts sorrow with the positivity of his disposition and strength of his character. Ultimately, this maintains the hope that defines Junior as extraordinary at the novel’s beginning. Finally, Junior adjusts to his sister’s death by surrounding himself with hope. Unlike after his grandmother 's death, Junior immediately returns to school after his sister’s death to escape the monotonous drunken and depressed state inside community in Wellpinit.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his
Mostly known for his classics such as: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden. Steinbeck was raised in California, he learned to write at a young age, and he started to master the art of writing. Eventually, Steinbeck wrote numerous amounts of novels, and started to become known in the American Literature canon. He is now a renowned author in American Literature because of his humor, moral lessons, and legacy he left behind. Growing up in rural California, John Steinbeck started writing when he was twelve years old.
Failure is perhaps one of the most influential things in people’s lives because it can alter the course of our actions, by teaching us persistence or leading us the opposite way. Through his book, Dr. Cleamon Moorer guides the readers through an intimate journey about his progression from failure to promise. Cleamon is from a small town of Detroit with parents, who love him and enforce discipline, but most importantly, they nurture his faith in Jesus Christ. He excelled in academics during both elementary and middle school, however, his mischievousness throughout those years earns him many disciplinary sessions. In high school, misbehavior becomes history, yet, his GPA suffers in the low C’s.
With descriptions of their mundane school grounds, unsightly home lives, and the rough and tough appearance of the boys, Joshua Davis paints vivid portraits of the main characters of his novel. While thumbing through the novel, I could feel the fear associated with the constant threat of deportation, and the anxiety of wondering if their families were going to be there when they returned home. When it was revealed that the boys had succeeded in winning the competition, I felt a physical wave of happiness and relief wash over me. This kind imagery and ability to translate emotion is essential in telling a story such as this, because a person truly needs to be able to place themselves in the shoes of those boys to be able to fully appreciate
During his transition to his new school and the reservation Junior learns a lot about himself and how his disability has not stopped him from achieving his dream. Towards the end of the story Junior faced some terrible tragedies in his family, but he was able to find joy in his time of grieving, and some good came out of that in the end. This is a good book to read