Summary: This story features two main protagonist characters, Mariam and Laila. Mariam, an illegitimate child raised by her mother, wishes to live with her father and her nine half-siblings in Herat. Finally, Jalil agrees to take her to watch a movie as her 15th birthday’s wish but later he doesn’t show up. Mariam sets in her own journey to Herat, without informing Nana. She doesn’t meet Jalil but the next morning when Jalil 's chauffeur drives Mariam home, she finds that her mother’s dead body.
This book is about a young girl, Willow Chance, who loses her parents to a car accident. It’s is a story about an adopted soon-to-be teen who must figure how to grieve for her parents and at the same time try to find where she belongs. Willow, having been suspected of cheating on a standardized test, was sent to see a counselor, Mr. Dell Duke. After a couple meetings, she eventually meets Mai and Quang-ha. One day, Dell leaves during a session with Quang-ha to adopt a cat.
One quote on page 133 is, “For a few minutes I felt safe again.” this is a quote coming from Adeline’s conscience and how she feels safe when she is not around Niang. It is important because the emotion is persistently on Adeline’s mind when near Niang or Father. Last, Adeline states on page 52, “ She is my best friend and cares about me in every way. Not only about my hair, my clothes, and how I look; but also about my studies, my thoughts and what I am.” this is one of the most powerful quotes overall said by Adeline. Here, Adeline shows her emotions throughout her life and how she feels about her family and friends.
I Stay by Gayle Forman, is about a girl, Mia, that has everything. The perfect boyfriend, a loving family and an amazing friend, kim, who she loves and cares for.The movie portrays her life and relationship with Adam as more realistic than the book because the things they go trough are more relatable to real life as a teenager, but all that came to came to an end on a sudden tragic snow day. Mia and Teddy had the day off from school along with her parents who took the day off from work to spend with their kids. As they were driving in the car on their way to their friends house they hit a snow patch. Everything changes for Mia, her mom was killed at the scene, her dad died on the table and her little brother couldn't fight for his survival anymore and later died.
A review of The Secret of Ella and Micha The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen is a story about two best friends. The story follows Ella and Micha’s lives which is a total mess, Ella’s mother who is bipolar commits suicide. Ella’s father is an alcoholic, who is drinking himself into oblivion, and their is also her and her brothers’ non-existent relationship. Micah's father is not really in his life and his step-father is dying of cancer. After one tragic night that shatters their friendship and their lives forever.
The grandmother steps into her new role as a good parent, and the granddaughter follows along, and in this act their lives are changed forever. As the grandmother accepts the task of being a parent she realizes something that every good parent should, you can’t change the past… but you can learn from your
"Resurrecting Mingus" is about a young woman named Mingus Janay Browning who is lost in a world full of lust, spite, vengeance, oblivion. She is a single 29-year-old lawyer who has her life well-balanced until her older sister Eva who reveals to Mingus that their father, Carl, has indeed been cheating on their mother Ellie. Mingus could not believe that her father had an affair behind her mother 's back after thirty-five years of marriage. She decides to pursue speaking to Ellie about the situation, whom she is not very close with compared to Ellie. When she speaks to her mother she urges her to file for a divorce.
Chicxulub, a short story by T. Coraghessan Boyle, is about a couple’s journey through the “death” of their seventeen year old daughter. The main character and father of the teenage girl in the car accident relates his knowledge of meteors and asteroids to describe his and his wife’s adventure through their own home and hospital. He also relates the death of “his daughter” to the end of the world. This is why I think the author’s intended theme for Chicxulub is that “losing someone you love is worse than death itself”. Towards the beginning of the story the couple first receive a phone call giving little information concerning the fate of their daughter except that she has been struck by a car.
Mia played her cello and dreamed of going to Julliard while Adam played in a band called “Shooting Star”. Everything changed when Mia had lost her family and slipped into a coma due to a car crash. After waking up and healing from the crash, Mia had moved to New York to go to school at Julliard. Adam was always there for her through her healing until after she moved to New York when she stopped communication with him completely. Adam found himself heartbroken, which led to him writing songs about it and his band became a popular rock band.
to me Lizette Rodriguez Mr. Casey English 11/30/16 Rough draft The book If I Stay by Gayle Forman is about a girl who is 17 years old, Mia, who suffers a fatal car accident in which her parents and brother died and is now in critical condition. She has an out of body experience, & sees everything that 's going on around her so she needs to choose the battle between fate and self-will. If I Stay has a lot of common with Romeo And Juliet which includes destiny. Romeo and Juliet’s destiny is for them to be together even if it means to die next to each other, which obviously fate is the reason for their death because everything happens for a reason. Fate manages the two significant others to meet each other
Sasha Higgins was an unlucky and simple girl. She graduated high school at eighteen and tried to go to college but she was too poor to afford it. After years of working to save for college, her mother died in a car crash. Sasha finally fulfilled her dreams of being able to afford college after three years of working. But suffering from the grief of her mother she decided to keep saving not knowing what she wanted but knowing that she needed money.