Later on the 11th, Paul 's grandparents call to tell the family that the sinkhole at the school is on the national news. Paul is disappointed to learn that the sinkhole is smaller than he thought it was. Dad comes home angry and agitated because his office has been getting calls asking why the Department of Civil Engineering had approved putting the school over the sinkhole. Dad 's boss couldn’t be reached so he had to answer the questions.Paul was shocked because he had to go to school on Thursday.The next day, the Tangerine Times published spectacular pictures of the sinkhole. It also published a letter to the parents of affected students telling them about an upcoming meeting to give details of an emergency relocation plan.
From this book I learned that sometimes people don’t appreciate what they have or their lives. For example in the book Mr. Scrooge doesn’t like Christmas and doesn 't celebrate it. He doesn’t appreciate the beauty of Christmas until a series of events happen to him. I also learned that people talk about the way you are. If you are a good person, they talk about how good you are, but if you are a bad person, then they talk about how rude or bad you are.
This book was definitely a representation of what some teenagers may deal with and it discussed issues present in our society, but I personally found it to be clichéd, not very well rounded, with an underdeveloped plot and frustrating characters. There were multiple grammatical mistakes and sentences that did not make sense or did not run smoothly, whilst this was partly evidence of a lack of an experienced editor, it lowered my enjoyment throughout the entire novel. Even excusing the obvious mistakes, I still found the story line to be old and repetitive. Beginning with a ‘tough’ girl, troubles at home, then meeting a boy who helps her learn and grow as a person before they part ways and go to college, all whilst dealing with her father and getting him help. The final scene in which Hayley and Finn have one more night together is very clichéd, “And when we get scared or lonely or
He hasn’t spent time with Rowley, so that angers him. He needs a friend to be by his side, especially in middle school. Greg feels as if Rowley has betrayed his friendship and trust. I chose this book because I love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I do not enjoy reading a lot, but this series is an exception.
Every once in awhile a horrible situation occurs expecting the worst to happen when in reality something good comes out of it, such as the events in the Walls family in the Glass Castle by author Jeannette Walls. An event that would of turned terrible but went another direction was when Rex and Rose couldn’t buy christmas gifts for the kids (pg.39). During that period the Walls were pretty poor and couldn’t afford to get each other gifts during the holiday’s. The result of this could 've ended in sadness and disappointment, but to spare that Rose and Rex told the kids the truth where Santa wasn’t real. Telling the kids that Santa wasn’t real made them feel apart of a secret other kids didn’t know, which made them feel special.
Most of the times that he wants to speak to his son peacefully something that Artie does has to bother him because during the Holocaust he had to be conservative with everything he used.One example that Artin and Vladkek’s relationship is bad because of the communication that they have because they have not been together and talked to each other in 2 years.With Mala, it’s even worse,he doesn’t support her and she doesen’t support him because they never communicate and more importantly they don’t have a meaningful relationship with her. Another factor is that Vladkek’s meaningful relationships were affected by the Holocaust is that Vladkek knows that there is no such thing as friends. He doesn’t have a strong and meaningful relationship with Artie because he never had a stable relationship with him. Int the flashback on the beginning of the book Vladkek say “Friends? There’s no such thing as Friends”,This means that Vladkek will never have meaningful relationships because he doesn’t believe in friends which is the most important factor of creating meaningful
After that warning, the men kept doing it. They were too afraid of the consequences of what would happen if they failed to obey orders. (Browning 315). The Stanford Prison Experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was supposed to last two weeks but ended up only lasting six days because of the way that people abused their power and did not do the morally right thing.
Conrad takes the blame for not saving his brother Buck, which causes him to feel insecure about who he has become and the mistakes he made. Second, Conrad feels insecure about how looks on the first day back to school after his suicide attempt. In the start of Ordinary People, Conrad starts recovering from the hospital and his suicide attempt. “His, face, is plagued with a weird, constantly erupting rash. This is not acne, the assured him, what it was, they were never able to discover.
People tried to persuade him to start liking Christmas. I think that in the past, present, and future that have a lot of influences in the movie with Scrooge. I think that in the past part of The Christmas Carol Scrooge has had a lot of difficulties with people and with money. Many people hated Scrooge because he was very impolite and ill-mannered. One mysterious day as Scrooge was sitting in his big chair he heard a lot of noise and saw four
Scrooge didn’t believe in the Christmas Spirit, all he thought was that Christmas was just of load of humbug! (Dickens, 6) Scrooge also hates happiness and generosity until a trio of Christmas spirits shows him the error of his ways. (Dickens, 9) At the beginning, Ebenezer is portrayed as a stingy and selfish man who expresses dislike for the Christmas Spirit. But just as the end of winter gets closer, Scrooge’s stinginess and cold heart sees a revival of goodwill that has been apart for so many years. Although Scrooge is a fictional character, nobody should ever be as greedy and selfish as him.
When talking about Danny’s ‘imaginary friends’, the psychiatrist explains how reclusive and strange behavior is blindly accepted because parents are used to their children being irrational. Danny can actually see ghosts so he gets frustrated when his parents push his ‘imaginary friends’ under the rug. Along with the majority of teenagers around
A comical novel that I have read would be “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid” written by: Jeff Kinney. The main character is Greg Heffley he goes on in a hilarious journey through middle school. Let’s get to it! Greg is a tricky and entertaining character. He loves to trick his best friend Rowley into doing things that either shouldn’t be done or into doing stuff for him.