Saturday night parties are what most high school teenagers look forward to when bringing on the weekend. Drinking, smoking weed, and fighting are “fun” to these young adults, right? Recovery Road is the story of Madeline, who is not only recovering from heavy drinking problems, but partying and anger issues as well. This is a story that I got pulled into more than I had expected to. I enjoyed it, because I was able to sympathize with the characters struggles throughout the book, watch the young adults be peer pressured, and lastly, I got to watch Madeline overcome her terrible addictions.
Drug addiction is a constant war. It is a battle being fought between oneself, possibly family, friends but always, the drug. Yet for anyone that is struggling, there is hope. Despite our differences, there will always be a path to recovery. In “Water by the Spoonful”, Quiara Alegría Hudes incorporates several strategies and tactics through various character’s agencies and symbolism to ultimately create a piece that centers recuperation. Drugs do not define an individual, they only limit one’s potential.
Drug addiction is a consuming mental illness and it makes you lose sight of who and what is truly important in life, just as these two mothers did. Both these pieces of text are great examples of the theme Hopkins tried to convey through the book, the horrors that drug use can bring, how quickly your life can spiral out of control, and how even though you know in your mind that all of this hardship is brought on by these drugs you’ve gotten to a point where quitting seems impossible. The mother in Ohio, and Kristina are both representations of how drugs can incorrectly prioritize your whole
The book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was about a girl named Molly who is a considered a Goth at her school. Molly has black fingernails, wears dark clothes, has black clothes, and listens to dark music as well. Molly is an outcast at her school and does not have many friends, or people that like the same things she likes. Molly is having a tough time adjusting to her peers around her. I would rate this book a 6/10 because the author makes this story boring and it is hard for me to follow the storyline, the author does make good vivid pictures of the characters and I can easily imagine the characters in my head. The three reasons about this story I do or do not like, the first one is how Molly develops in the story. The second one
This analysis will cover a few high school stereotypes that are often portrayed in films. The movie Mean Girls, directed by Mark Walters in 2004, is a film that expresses the common stereotypes of public high schools. This film also portrays a few agents of socialization, such as school, peer groups, friendships, and romantic relationships.
However, addiction to drugs can be that a person is masking a pain that they have within themselves. Addictions are more than just bad habits. They are what could control a person’s life. It can affect moments of impact, love ones, and how the individual relates to others in the world. These people have chosen to start in using drugs, but eventually the right to choose is taken from a person as the addiction proceeds out of control.
The main concern about the presentation is the structure. The structure is told in a non-linear style. While this style initially engages, after a while it becomes a bit more challenging to follow and it begins to feel too repetitive. The first half of the script flows much more easily than the second half of the script.
Friendship is like a rollercoaster. There are ups and downs, but in the end you will always have fun. In the book Speak, The main character is shown as an outcast archetype. In most novels with the Hero’s Journey the main character is portrayed as a hero, making this book unique and unlike others. An outcast is a person who has been rejected by society or a social group. The main character was an outcast for the majority of the novel, but after her friends discovered the truth behind her past they accept her. Laurie Halse Anderson illustrates her presentation of friendship by using imagery and characterization to show that friends go through alot but always end up together. The author conveys the idea of friendship, by showing that friends
Paper Towns is a book written by John Green. Book is first published in 2008 and book genre is young adult and mystery. Book has been followed by the film. Paper Towns is talking about high school teenage boy Quentin Jacobsen, called also by short name Q, who lives next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman, who is his childhood love and the most popular girl in the school. In childhood days when they were friends, they found a dead man`s body. And since that day knew Quentin that Margo love mysteries. But when time passed away they were not so good friends anymore. So Quentin watched years Margo afar. In high school senior year Margo summons Quentin in late night to join her trip of revenge. And next day is Margo missing and Quentin founds out that Margo had left clues for him to find her. And so Quentin tries to find clues and find Margo and involves his friends Radar and Ben and Margo's best friend Lacey. But the closer Quentin gets finding Margo, the more he realizes that Margo is not the person as he thought she was.
Squeaky really wants to have a real friend relationship. In All American Slurp the main character has no friends like Ssqueaky but for different reasons. The Lin girl has no friends because she is an immigrant who does not know the ways of the American culture. Squeaky on the other hand has no friends because she is easily triggered and is aggressive. Now it is okay to be angry, but Ssqueaky holds a grudge and gets in your face. These stories can be contradictory in this aspect. In ¨All American Slurp¨ the girl wants friends but she doesn't know how to fit in, but in Raymond's Run Squeaky is capable of making friends but isn't kind to people.The other reason why she doesn't have friends is because she has to take care of Raymond. Raymond can be a handful because he is disabled. Another reason why she doesn’t have friends is because if
This story is about a girl who at the very beginning of the story is just like everyone else though rather quickly it becomes apparent, when she sprouts a daisy on her head, that she is rather different from everyone else. Over the course of the book she faces teasing and fame along with the desire to be normal and hating all of the attention.
When Katie returned home after dropping out of college, she had become a full blown alcoholic and continued to abuse it. As the addiction grew, so did her deception of it. She continued to drink daily and hid bottles of alcohol throughout the house. Her parents began to question where she was getting money to buy the alcohol. They had their suspicion of where the money was coming from, but they never confirmed if it was coming from prostitution. In all actuality her parents were never any help. They never assisted Katie with her dilemma. Instead they ridiculed her. She received zero comfort from them, which only worsened the problem.
Drug addiction is a serious problem. If you are addicted to any drug, then it will be difficult for you to live a long, healthy life. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome a drug addiction with detox and professional drug and alcohol rehab.
Everyone has gone through a phase where they are addicted to something. Whether it is good or not, people have been through this. In this novel, it speaks of an addiction that’s very common in the U.S., which is Drug Addiction. The main character in this book suffered with this. Kristina, the main character, wasn’t the type of child that would ever be sucked into that. She was a gifted student, very quite and never got in trouble, but of course someone swoops in and changes everything around which makes her get into this addiction.
As time progresses, society’s basic knowledge of social issues are constantly changing. Certain views pertaining to social values are changing with the newer generation. Many old school perspectives stem from poor social stigmas. Many of these social stigmas are questioned in Marjane Satrapi’s comic novel, Persepolis. This novel starts off in the year 1979 when the Islamic Revolution beings. When suddenly her school starts to experience major changes. These changes involved separation of boys and girls, and then the introduction of veils. Now the girls are so young they never understood the point of these veils, but at the same time never questioned them. Accept for Marjane, she always had questions and comments concerning all of these changes. With statements like “We didn’t