Do you like to read sports book then this is your book to read, filled with action and tons of problems and sports events. I am reading the book Full Court Press by Mike Lupica this book is about a group of boys that live in downtown Chicago. The boys that are on the basketball team are always trying to do their best during the games. Unfortunately the coach is kind of a grumpy old coach that doesn’t like how the team works together and wants things done his way, also he loves to swear at the kids there isn’t a point in the book where he’s not happy with what they have done. In this journal I will be predicting, connecting, and questioning to what’s going on in the story.
In the midst of all of this he finds a balance by focusing on what really matters. At the same time this keeps him focused on his main goal which is education. Education will be his family's way out of poverty. Through seeing his younger brother that is unemployed and will be having a child soon he looks beyond this and is genuinely proud of where he comes from. He realizes how strong his family is when he seems them fighting through poverty and making things.
Finally, in the end of the novel, students share their feelings about graduation through their journal entries. One student tells his story of being the first to graduate high school and continue onto college, proving that dreams can be achieved, and new paths can be created. He says, “Historians say history repeats itself, but in my case I have managed to break the cycle because I 'm going to graduate from high school and go to college, an opportunity my parents never had”(205). This really emphasizes the theme of the entire book, which is that change is possible, and the sky 's the limit. Once a hoodlum, this young man has matured into a true student, being the first in his family to even graduate, plus he will go on to college
He arrives to work and see's Pino, his coworker, and son of Sal, give him a dirty look and said, " you are late". Pino is a racist person who does not like black people and does not get along with Mookie. In contrast, Vito is a nice and respectful individual who is friends with Mookie. It is with these four individuals that Sal's pizzeria had become so well known in New York. Sal is a person who likes to help everyone and is a well-rounded individual. His kindness shows when he gives money to the block drunk, the mayor, for whenever he would help out in the pizzeria. Mookie takes advantage of Sal's kindness in a daily routine, taking excessive amounts of time to do other things. Later in the day, Buggin Out, a friend of Mookie, comes in to
He knows that if his parents were not born into poverty, his mother would have gone to college, and his father would have become a musician. Additionally, on page eleven Junior says that his parents “dreamed about being something other than poor, but they never got the chance to be anything because nobody paid attention to their dreams.” Junior believes that he is trapped in this “circle” of poverty, and his dreams will be ignored just as his parents’ dreams had been. However, after Junior launches an old geometry book across a classroom, and it hits his teacher, Mr. P, in the face, Mr. P realizes something substantial about Junior: He has fought since his birth, beginning with the
He was making a good percentage of his shots. The last reason I have for my theme is that they worked hard to get watched by good colleges. Both Terrell and Danny were getting watched by colleges but Terrell had more of the better colleges watching him because he started off better and more skilled than Danny. Danny also had good colleges watch him that were D1 schools from the ACC and SEC conferences.
It is necessary for individuals to find a balance between their fear and their foresight in order to live a life where they are satisfied with their choices. Initially, James has a successful, confident, life. He has a solid family at home and lives a relatively normal life. We can tell that James must have a solid family because even between moving countries because his dad is in the military he is still playing on the school basketball team and seems to fit right in.
Throughout the book Knowles teaches the reader each of the boy’s has their struggles but, each boy also has their own unique strengths. For example, when Finny came to get Gene to go and watch Leper finally jump out of the tree and Gene could not go and watch that because he had to study
Unbroken is the best word that can be used to describe Louie Zamperini. In the book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, there are three other adjectives that can be used to describe Louie Zamperini, the main character. These adjectives are determined, compassionate, and defiant. These attributes can be proven through not only Louie’s actions, but his thoughts as well. These are the three different characteristics of Louie.
The dynamic between the two brothers is quite interesting since they seem at first not to have a lot in common. Their behavior and actions demonstrate perfectly the differences between the two brothers. One could underline the fact that the dynamic between the two brothers is different from what we previously seen in Tex or The Outsiders because Peter and Edmund have two sisters.
He was the youngest born of 5 children. He ended up only living there for a short amount of time because his father left them. Then he moved to Pasadena, California. His family was very poor. They lived in a under average house in a neighborhood.
Nineteen Minutes is Jodi Picoult’s staggering and heartbreaking story about the devastating aftermath of a small town tragedy. The story begins in the town of Sterling, New Hampshire, following the lives of the citizens on an ordinary day. That all changes when there is a shooting at Sterling High. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks to before and after the killings and the reader learns about the history of each of the characters, and how that has influenced their journey throughout the novel. We are shown the once close relationship between Josie and Peter, and also about Peter’s rocky home life where Peter is often outshined by his older brother whose death creates a rift that puts him even farther from his parents. . The jumps back in
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that she would
My character Arn from the book Never Fall Down values friendship and other people above all. This is true because he always help others by stealing food for them which would have gotten him killed. He protected them, taught them how to play instrument so they would survive. Arn to just does it without thinking. He stated that he didn’t know why he did it but he just did. He even went as far as not killing a kid against Khmer Rouge orders. I do value friendship because without friends people wouldn't be happy, they would have no one to cheer them up or tell them what they are doing wrong. Without friends most people would be lost. You love your friend not like boyfriend or girlfriend or husband or wife, you love them like family. Too I like