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.
Have you ever thought of yourself as a person who has the guts to do anything, but in reality when it comes time to actually do something you back out of it? In the book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand Louis “Louie” Zamperini had partaken in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Not long after Louie had competed in the games he had continued on his path to success to join the U.S. Air Forces in 1940, right around when World War II had begun. When Louie and his fellow crew members were flying over the Pacific Ocean in their B-24D Army Air Forces bomber one day in May of 1943, they had crashed into the ocean due to two engine failures. After crashing into the Pacific there were only three survivors; Louie, pilot Lieutenant Russell Allen
The Novel A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines takes place in the late 1940s on a former plantation in Louisiana. The main characters are Grant Wiggins and Jefferson, along with supporting characters Tante Lou, Paul, Miss Emma and Reverend Ambrose. The novel starts off with Grant telling what happened on the day Jefferson got accused of murder. Jefferson was walking to White Rabbit Bar and Lounge when two younger black men offered him a ride and got into a shootout, because Alice Grope the storeowner wouldn’t give them store credit. The outcome of this tragic event was everyone dying except Jefferson. When the cops came Jefferson had stolen from the cash register
The author Laura Hillenbrand is an American author that wrote two best selling books Seabiscuit- An American Legend and Unbroken, the novel that I am reporting on. This author had chronic fatigue syndrome that she battled which forced her to drop out of college and through this experience, she became a writer. While criticized by family and friends for this, she marched on as a writer.
Unbroken is a biography by Laura Hillenbrand about the life of Louis Zamperini. The story begins with Louis’ early life, growing up in Torrance, California. In high school, Louie began running for his high school track team, and broke the high school national record for the one-mile run. He competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and was drafted into the Army Air Corps in WWII. On a mission, his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and two others survived with him. One died, but him and his friend Phil survived on a raft for 47 days. They were captured by the Japanese, and Unbroken portrays the atrocities that Louie and other POWS faced in Japanese POW camps.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman is the story of multiple teenagers who’s parents have decided to unwind them. After the second Civil War, they decided to make abortion illegal, but you could unwind them once they reached 13. Nobody knows how unwinding happens, except for the unwinds. It’s basically a process of separating your organs, so they can be donated to people who need them. When someone is unwound they don’t die. Instead, they continue living through whoever their organs are donated to. The book follows three teens, Connor, Risa, and Lev, who are scheduled to be unwound. Connor and Risa meet and they hiding so they don’t get unwound. They find Lev, but he wants to be unwound because he is a tithe. Lev runs away from Connor and Risa, and
This chapter, in its broadest terms, is an analysis of the Kansas City black community known as “Leeds”. Kremer breaks down the town; it’s social norms, demographics, schooling, occupations etc. Through this, he hopes to prove that “Missouri witnessed creative and energetic efforts by African Americans to achieve dignity and autonomy in the face of racial oppression during the so-called Jim Crow era.” This is very similar to the article we read on Pennytown; he is using Leeds as a case study for black success, in a time where society had stacked the deck against them. As the title would suggest, Kremer has a very positive view of Leeds. He quotes that in Leeds, “boys learned to be men”. He describes the community as “a large, close family”, where “everybody loved everybody. In short, his goal is the depict Leeds as a model of black ingenuity, generosity, and love in Missouri.
In the book, Lab Girl, author Hope Jahren attempts to describe her life as an upcoming female scientist, but has an inability to express her emotions and describe the events in her life with ease. As a child, she was unusual and had a weak relationship with her parents. There was minimal talk, and days would consist of her silently cruising through her father’s laboratory or reading books with her mother. Throughout the book, Jahren uses different parts of plants and trees to compare and describe her life trials and decisions she makes. Instead of telling us straight forward what problems occurred and how she overcame them; she used her knowledge of plants to mirror her life to that of a plants life to compensate for her inadequacies with expressing
My book is about a kid named Bernie Bridges,and he has dimples,and he has glasses,and he always wakes up with a big smile on his face.Bernie Bridges could hear the other guys in his dorm rushing out to the dining hall to get breakfast.Bernie was thinking about how his faithful friend belzer would bring him breakfast in bed every morning.He was talking to himself,I Talk to myself a lot.I mean,who else understands pure genius.He put on his glasses,and then sunlight poured through the window.The curtains fluttering in a cool breeze.I gazed at my favorite poster on the wall,the big poster of me.Bernie lives in a old house called rotten house.A whole bunch of fourth-and fifth grade
The non-fiction book Into Thin Air takes place on Mount Everest. In the book reporter and author, Jon Krakauer, joins the “Adventure Consultants” climbing expedition with Rob Hall, an experienced climber, as the guide. The climb takes a turn for the worst when a rogue storm hits, leaving four of the six in the party dead, many of the dead left stranded on the mountain. Hall’s group is not the only group to venture up the mountain during this time. Many other groups lost members. Some individuals found the lost people, but left them to die (didn’t have the strength or would have led to their demise as well). Both a Japanese team and a team led by Dr. Stuart Hutchison discovered some near death survivors but left them to perish.
Wayside school was built wrong; the school was meant to have thirty rooms with only one story, but instead, the school was built thirty floors high, containing one classroom on each floor. Louis, the yard teacher, tells readers about the children that have class on the 30th floor. The class has the meanest teacher in the whole school, Mrs. Gorf; the class does not understand why Mrs. Gorf is a teacher, because she does not like children. Over the course of a few days, Mrs. Gorf turns her entire class into apples. Once all of her students are turned back into children, Mrs. Gorf accidently turns herself into an apple and is eaten. The next day the students get a new teacher, Mrs. Jewls, who is nice. The students are not so fond of Mrs. Jewls, because they have never had a nice teacher before.
Herbert’s description is accurate because it explains Pip’s overall characterization well. For instance, Pip reveals he is impetuous yet hesitant when he impulsively moves from his hometown, but later finds himself “scared by the immensity of London” (616). Once Pip arrives in London, he becomes hesitant towards the city because
A timid little boy, upon meeting a haughty beauty, realized how low-lived he had been. Such kind of realization is common because at some moments in life most of the children’s innocent little worlds would be shattered by the cruelty of the reality. Not everyone is well-bred and fairly-treated. A
The internal struggles that Pip experiences through the novel, reveal his displeasure to his settings and