The Knife Of Never Letting Go is a book about a boy named Todd who lives in a very different world. Todd lives in a small town called Prentisstown where weird things happen. For starters no women are anywhere in the town or nearby. Then there is this odd thing that some would call a germ called noise. This virus makes it so the patrons of Prentisstown can hear everyone’s thoughts. At first glance that seems like it would be nice, you can hear what people think about you or others, but it is the complete opposite. Todd gets tracked down throughout the story by people from his home town because he found a girl who he couldn’t read, he couldn’t get into her mind.
Scott’s first day of high school was not what he expected it to be like. He woke up, had breakfast, and was the first person to arrive at his bus stop. Slowly, more people arrived, like Mouth, Julia, and the big kids. The bus finally came and everyone got on it. After about twenty minutes, they reached the school. At homeroom, Scott received his schedule. He goes to his first class, Honors English, and meets Mr. Franka, the English teacher. Scott becomes interested in the way Mr. Franka teaches. After this class, he went to Study Hall, where he saw his friend named Patrick, and Art. He met up with the rest of his friends at Lunch. Kyle, Mitch, and Patrick were all waiting for him. Some older kids started to pick on Scott, but Kyle stood up
Although One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is banned in certain places due to its vulgar language and its explicit language, I truly believe that it shouldn’t be banned. Taking away the right to read a book because it’s seen as inappropriate is just such a terrible thing to do. When you read a book you enjoy, you’re able to imagine all the things that are going on as well as let you creative side out. I understand that this book may not be the most appropriate book for anybody younger than 13, but it should still be open.
Did you know that over 3.2 million students get bullied before they reach high school? This is why the novel Speak is a suggested book to start off high school for incoming freshman who may have felt violated in a way. Speak is a novel about a freshman named Melinda Sordino who gets sexually assaulted by a senior named Andy Evans during a summer party in August, which is why she had to call the cops. Doing so ruined her reputation and this incident had scar her. Her biggest problem throughout the book is to speak up or to tell someone this had happen, which is a common problem in today’s generation of teens.
Theme: The theme is isolation because the whole novel is centered on a group of stranded boys on an island. The only way of getting out is by someone saving them. Later on, a naval officer saves them. This was because he saw the fire.
During one of Mark’s writing classes, Francisco is clearly frustrated with his situation and says, “That’s what this place is all about. Puttin on masks” (50). Francisco is not referring to the masks that people wear during Halloween or at masquerade parties. He is referring to the masks people wear to conceal who they are or how they feel. Mark Salzman, author of, “True Notebooks,” explains how he allows juvenile offenders to write about any topic, except their court case.
Jacqueline Woodson believed in exposing children to sensitive topics because sensitive topic are a part of life. Children are not insulated from the harsh realities of life. The earlier children realize the issues that affect them in society, the more likely they will be a survivor.
People may think that no kind of vampire should get scared of anything, but this was Kyler’s first day of school, and he could hardly keep it together. His summer had been filled with many books, but not in the way you may think. On one sunny, summer day, a mysterious person came into Kyler’s father’s store and changed his life forever. One day he was an average twelve year old and the next he was a sharp toothed, ink drinking vampire!
As Cooldee stated on commensense.org, she says that White Chicks was an inappropriate movie for a teen. There were many factors to why she believes this. According Cooldee, “White Chicks has alot of racial insults, stereotyping, foul/bad language, violence, and sex! This is not a family friendly movie!” I have watched this with my family and we have a different view on this movie than that of Cooldee.
Does zombie lit have a place in the high school classroom? In my opinion, zombie lit does have a place in the high school classroom like all genres have a place. Stephanie Meyer’s vampires, J.K. Rowling’s wizards, and Maggie Stiefvater’s werewolves are already on high school library shelves. However, the issue arises of what books within the genres should we include. Breathers is a novel that I would not include in a high school classroom. Breathers is an adult novel with adult content. The students in a high school classroom are teen readers. There is a fine line of content that should be analyzed to determine if the novel is a young adult novel or an adult novel. In the library Breathers was found in the adult section. It has mature content that could upset parents and students alike.
"K." We walk in gingerly, being careful to not knock anything over to create noise. When we reach the 8th grade wing, we sneak around to the last classroom where Ms. Davis is. We peek in and take out our phones and start recording. And me being the genius I am, have my flash on. The flash shines through and I freak out. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Matt and I sprint away as we hear footsteps approach the door. "Oh no. Oh no. Oh no." I keep thinking. It 's now 11;30 and we are hiding in a janitors closet. We hear Ms. Davis ' footsteps still approach our door and leave multiple times.