This novel made me feel normal; it shocked me into realizing that I could find my happiness in life; the main character, Cath, did. And if she was able to, then so was I. Fangirl centers around a girl named Cather “Cath” Avery during her freshman year of college. She has a twin
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.
The strongest friendships can arise from the most unusual of circumstances. The cynical character Flora comes to learn this lesson in Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by the award winning author Kate DiCamillo, where Flora defines what true love and friendship are through a journey full of hardships. Struggling to cope with her parents’ divorce, Flora feels like the only things she can turn to are comic books, when suddenly she discovers a squirrel that is able to fly and comprehend what she is saying, who she names Ulysses. When her mother expresses her desire to kill Ulysses, Flora is convinced that Ulysses’ arch nemesis is her mother. On adventures with an extremely eclectic group comprised of a magic squirrel, a neighbor who
The novel “Risk” by Fleur Ferris is about two teenage girls – Taylor and Sierra. Sierra meets a “boy” named Jacob Jones online and agrees to meet up with him but after three days, she still hasn’t come back home and her phone always goes straight to voicemail, Taylor ends up trying to figure out what happened to her. I felt that this novel is what I would call an actual good book, unlike other books, which seem to have a lot of girly romance that isn’t realistic, “Risk” takes it to a whole new level as the whole storyline and situation is terrifying but at the same time realistic and sets awareness because it could happen in anyone’s
The War between the Twins By: Francine Pascal’s Introduction Francine Pascal is an American author best known for creating the Sweet Valley High Series, and one of world’s most popular fiction writers for teenagers. One of her story of the Sweet Valley Series is The War between the Twins. The main characters are Jessica Wakefield and Elizabeth Wakefield is equally popular. They described as having long golden hair, blue-green eyes, a tan, and a dimple on the cheek. Jessica Wakefield is a member of Unicorns Club, a club consisting of the prettiest and most popular girls at their school.
There were rumors about Larry and his playboy nature, but Antonia choose to see the good in him and was even prepared to be married to a man who did not care as deeply for her as she believed. “The trouble with me was, Jim, I never could believe harm of anybody I loved” (5.1.189). Antonia says this to Jim as they are looking back on their lives as adolescents which proves how she learned from her previous experiences not to instantly be so trusting of everybody she meets. In a more positive sense, Antonia’s optimism enabled her to be accepting of what she had, and never wish for more. Unlike her acquisitive mother, Antonia was always content with her life on the farm and never felt it necessary to beg and want what other people have.
Esther feels that she must enjoy her time in New York, stay a virgin, and marry Buddy. All of these ideas are what women were supposed to do in the 1960’s; however, not everyone can follow these ideals. In fact, Esther breaks almost all of them: she dislikes her New York trip, has a one-night stand, and breaks up with Buddy. Girls today have to understand how different Esther’s challenges are from theirs, yet The Bell Jar remains a classic novel due to the relatability of Esther’s challenges with mental illness and youthful
She’s this perfect woman that all the guys want but none can have. So, of course, he chooses to support Daisy when things take a turn for the worst. But he also decided to choose his friend Gatsby over Tom. He spends the whole book trying to help Gatsby get the girl: Daisy. This is not only a
It’s a book of fiction, but it is very obviously based upon her mother’s life. Joy begins a quest to find out what is real and what isn’t; her most pressing question is if her mother actually wanted her or not (the character in the book her mother wrote did not want a baby but found herself pregnant after a one-night stand with her ex-boyfriend, exactly like real life). At the end Joy knows that his biologically father is Bruce, her mother ex-boyfriend. Told from two different points of view, Certain Girls allows readers to experience a momentous time in Joy's life as she not only navigates the challenges of adolescence but also prepares to
She is depicted in both movie and novel as a protagonist who shows a lot of love (disregarding her children with Albert). Though we can see that Spielberg changed her up in his rendition of The Color Purple, the audience can still see what she is a likeable person. Though she does have her flaws, she is very accepting of others and serves as a sign of happiness in Celie’s life. While both versions have their differences in the way she is represented, there is no doubt that she is a revolutionary woman in her day and age. She is independent and does whatever she pleases, as opposed to Celie who is basically is shackles from the likes of her father and Albert.
She also has additional picture books and novels under contract” (Wikipedia, 2017). After having her ultimately favored novel published, Fat Kid Rules the World, Going had started to take short story classes in New York City and used the environment around her to produce her third novel, Saint Iggy. Going wrote this young adult fiction book to tell the story of a troubled teen, Iggy Corso, who is trying to get his life together. This novel was written in order to show all young adults that there is a meaning to your life no matter what; occasionally, people just have to find