Ayn Rand has written one of the most envious books I’ve ever read. Ironically, she was capable of catching my attention and keeping me questioning what specific event was going to happen next. There were countless reasons for me to enjoy the extreme manifestation from beginning to end. First of all I liked the flow from collectivism to individualism, secondly the meaning behind the story was phenomenal, and lastly the importance of the words “I” and ”we”. For those reasons it has encouraged me to like the book and the various ways she wrote it.
The book was well written and really made you think about what happened during WW2. The movie was also good because it showed you what things looked like and gave you some imagery for each character. I would say I liked the book better but it might be because I read the book first. When I read a book and enjoy it then watch the movie and see all the differences it annoys me that they made it after the movie but it isn’t like the book in so many ways and I really enjoyed the book. Still I would recommend the book and movie to anyone older than 10 because it gets a little grotesque in some parts, but it was still a good movie/book with a good plot and was very enjoyable to read/watch.
I had already set the standard of waiting for myself but hopefully others that have already been participating in sexual behaviors or anything of the sort, somehow changed their minds about their actions. I really enjoyed the speaker and I feel as if I learned a lot from her. The speaker was very outgoing and I think that helped a lot for the other kids to open up and actually take everything she was saying into consideration. I believe that sex IS beautiful and everyone should wait till that one day when you finally are married to someone you trust and know. I think this week had a very big toll on people’s lives and that it really sent in a warning to some people about how bad being involved in sexual behavior can be.
Dystopian novels and movies always have “identity” as one of their central themes and plays a pivotal role in the characters story. In Suzanne Collins’, The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen’s identity is profoundly transformed by her experience in the Games. Firstly, she deals with her identity as a human being under the control of the Capitol. Secondly, she struggles with a conflicting identity. Finally, she shows difficulty with coming to terms with the person she will inevitably become if she wins the Games.
Malala employs pathos so that the reader could feel where she is coming from. As a result, she wants the reader to know that education for girls is a very imperative thing. By using vigorous pathos, she gets the reader to fathom that a girl’s education is important and meaningful to them. In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the author mentions “Then, when she said I would have to leave my school books behind, I nearly cried, too. I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”.
The book Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman is one of my favorite to read over and over again.I love how the cover looks and it makes you want to read it.I really like the the summary on the back of the book.The book is realistic fiction because it could happen.When I read this book I have so much consern.Sydney is my favorite person in the book.Sydney could be really helpful sometimes.The whole problem can really be hard.I saw a movie like this it’s named CyberBully the moive is really sad and it take place on cillkers just like facebook.The girl overdose just like Lara.The girl did not die in the movie.The movie is based real life.The girl died when she was only 13. Lara is the one with the problem.I don’t get it it why Lara cares about
During the narrative assignment, I called my closest friend my ‘BFF’. As I am older now, I realize that this name has so much value and meaning to it, that it is hard to live up to. This naming created pressure; she had to live up to an expectation of being perfect and always there with cool and new ideas. I can see now that she was desperately trying to live up to my expectations of what a ‘BFF’ should look like. I was aiming too high, when I should know that no one is really perfect.
Though some things that happened in the book were slightly disturbing, I loved Ellen Hopkins’ writing and how she arranged the scenes. I liked how it was written in first person omniscient, alternating between the point of views of Kaleigh and Reanne. It was also really clever for Hopkins to reveal Kaleigh’s dissociative identity disorder at the end of the book, because it really helps the reader get to know both of her identities very well. Overall, Identical was a wonderful novel and everyone who is mature enough should have the chance to read
My third challenge that I have chosen was when Katniss offered the Nightlock berries to Peeta. I have chosen each of these challenges because they all show the reader how the characters struggle to make decisions and how they have overcome the obstacles during these times. The first challenge, when Katniss had to provide for her family, was grueling because she was only twelve when her father died, when her mother was paralyzed with depression, and when she took over the role of providing for her family. The reason why I found this so challenging is because at the age of twelve, all my parents had trusted me with was to babysit my two little sisters for two to three hours on a school day and four to six hours during school breaks-spring, summer, fall, and winter. I can’t imagine having to provide for them every single day for twenty four hours!
Another example was when she said "I didn 't think of my parents or of my brothers and sisters. I had thoughts only for myself and knew that I must rush, rush, rush!" This proves how afraid she was at that time that she wasn 't thinking straight and when all the problems started happening it drove her to think only of herself and her own safety because she knew she was in such danger. This is a second reason as to why "Fear" has been crowned The Most Suspenseful Story winner. To continue, she used the element of setting and mood beautifully in this story.
It showed that the pressure of always being perfect and beautiful was hard on her. I also liked that most students can relate to being pressured to be something they’re not. I disliked that I felt the length of the book on multiple occasions. I identified with Paige because I have also been pressured to be someone I don’t want to be. In the story, Paige is pressured to be perfect and make no mistakes and this often happens in real life.
In my opinion Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games, and Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, had similar ideas but presented them in different ways. Some similarities in the two book series is that both were dystopian fiction, both had strong female leads and both societies rebelled against authority. Although the books had many similarities, they also had many differences. In Divergent the protagonist, Tris, died at the end while Katniss, the Hunger Games protagonist, lived. In Divergent the characters got to choose which faction they wanted to live in the year they turned sixteen while the Hunger Games’ characters were born into their districts and remained there.
Valerie must face complications with her family, old friends, and the girl whose life she saved. Can Valerie survive her senior year of High School and let go of the past? I think that the “Hate List” was an outstanding book. I thought the book had a fantastic plot which made the book have many great themes to learn from and also caused the book to get very intense at some moments. Also, the book had many interesting characters with all different stories and backgrounds to help enhance the story.
I am reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. This memoir gives the reader a peek into the major events encompassing in the unusual life of Jeanette Walls. The reason i decided to read this novel was merely because of the raving reviews of the people around me. They said it was a very quick read because i would have trouble setting the book down and they were very true. The main character is the author obviously and we follow her through her struggles growing up that even follow her to some of her adult life until she finally finds her happily ever after.
I want to be an author when I grow up so I can elicit the feelings of readers and imagination like my favorite authors do now. I’m a very competitive person so my goal in life is to have a book publish that is known better than Harry Potter, and all the other books that are well known. I write a lot, it depends on my mood what I write. I have written poetry and stories.I do have a story on wattpad, but I wrote it based off my friends and they don’t know about it, so its not something I want them to know about. So please keep the secret.