I found the book Day of Tears by Julius Lester a very good read and I would certainly recommend the novel to others. This is a historical fiction book about the lives of slaves, and specifically, a major slave auction known as “The Weeping Time.” Lester wrote this book in dialogue of both the slaves and whites in the south. One of my favorite parts of this book was how the author included interlude sections to let readers know about certain characters later in their life. Lester uses this unique feature to describe what our favorite characters will end up doing in the future, which I really liked. There are also many instances of good symbolism in this story. I also thought this book had an intriguing plotline that made me want to keep reading.
Seventeen year old Kendall Fletcher has lived on a farm in the tiny town of Cryer’s Cross since she was little. A town where everyone knows everyone. Kendall has a great life. Mainly due to her amazingly sweet and attractive boyfriend Nico and to the school 's football team, the only distraction she has to forget about her OCD. But things start changing when mysterious Jacian arrives in town with his sister Marlena. Nico starts acting unusual until one day he disappears completely. This was not the first missing person’s case in Cryer 's Cross. A year ago Tiffany Quinn, a sophomore from Kendall’s school went missing. The sheriff, along with the majority of the townsfolk, were never able to find her body.
Luke, the main character in Chris Wooding’s horror novel Malice, lives in modern-day London where he tries a ritual in a comic book called Malice that makes a person named Tall Jake come and take the person, that did the ritual, away from the real world into Malice. Everyone who’s heard of the book believes that it’s a rumor and wouldn’t happen but Luke disappears the next day, leaving his friends Seth and Kady wondering if the rumor is actually true. Seth and Kady go to Luke’s house to see if there’s any clues that could help them find Luke. While looking around Luke’s bedroom Seth finds a copy of Malice but the pages were blank and Kady discovers that Luke has last searched up a location of a comic book store, so they go there to get a copy of Malice without blank pages. At the store they meet the owner of the store but whenever Malice is mentioned, he insists that he doesn’t own any copies of it. Seth finds many copies of Malice which are hidden in a room and steals a copy, as Kady distracts the owner; they hurriedly walk back to Kady’s house to read Malice, in which they realize that Luke is in the book.
"Once a man has won a woman 's love, the love is his forever. He can only lose the woman."~Robert Brault. That 's how the plot went in the story of "Romeo and Juliet". It was fascinating because it was filled with umpteen of details and I was able to paint pictures of the stories. All in all, though, the plot really amused me and I couldn 't wait to see what would happen at the end. I liked the way the stories kept me tied up and that it wasn 't just a predictable fairy tale. I loved the ending of the stories because it didn 't just lay everything out flat. But it left me imagining what would go on to happen between the two couples. On the other hand, a story was published in 2001 under the title "Romiette and Julio" written by Sharon Drape. The story is very similar to Shakespeare 's
Based on a true event mixed with some fiction "Who Killed Christopher Goodman" written by Allan Wolf is based on a murder. Christopher Goodman the new kid from California that everyone likes, yet was murdered the night of Deadwood Days. The book is set to be late summer in a Virginia town in the year of 1979, everyone was excited for the upcoming Deadwood Days, but who would have thought that the night of the first day a high schooler would get murdered. Days before Deadwood Days Christopher moved into town and got to know Doc Chestnut, Squid Kaplan, Hunger McCoy, Hazel Turner, and Mildred Penny, he impacted each of the characters life one way or another. Goodman was the nice kid, even though he was a bit strange, he wore some crazy bell bottoms and would love to say the word "ennui", also he was always willing to lend a hand to whoever needed it.
The book Dragon keeper written by author Carole Wilkinson is set in Ancient China. The story entails a young girls sojourn throughout China. During the journey, the girl changes from believing that she is unworthy of a name to somebody who has encountered everything from almost dying to damaging endless laws deserving of death.
In The Time of the Butterflies I am exposed to many different viewpoints. An important one being Minerva Mirabal. This novel takes me through the crazy lives of the Mirabal’s. This family is in a personal war against El Jefe Trujillo. As the novel progresses Trujillo becomes intrigued by Minerva. Attracted to her mind of her own, she is Trujillo’s new mission.
Unwinding a child is taking the body parts off of a unwanted, troubled, or dead
There is a lot of conflicts in A Separate Peace, but the main conflict would be Gene and Finny’s relationship. Their relationship is a love-hate relationship. They are close and then apart and then the relationship disappears. Gene is the brains of between the two of them and adores Finny who is Gene`s best friend. Finny is the athletic one, the best athlete in school even. Also he is handsome and is easy to get along with. As the boys stay close, Finny starts having Gene play more games, so that means less time for Gene to study for school. One day Gene wakes up at dawn on the beach with Finny. He immediately realizes that he has an exam at ten am, so he tells Finny that they need to
Over the summer I read about a person who was a really good track star and served in World War II. Written by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken is a non-fiction World War II story about a young man named Louis Zamperini. The story takes place in the pacific islands and Japan during World War II Louis grew up as a restless and naughty boy, but then became a good and famous track star before getting drafted into the second world war. Louis faces the challenge of surviving on his own and enduring cruelty against Japanese leaders as a prisoner of war.
So much to tell you by John Marsden is a not very long book. The book consists of 150 pages, and is about a 14 year old girl named Mariana, who can’t speak after her father threw acid in her face. Her father didn't mean to hit her but her mother, but missed. This caused Mariana trauma and her living on a mental hospital for a while but then moved to a boarding school.
The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman is the true story of the brave men who risked their own lives to save others. The journey across the sea consisted of many situations that they had to face. Not many people would risk their own lives to save someone else’s. The book describes the situations in a great deal, and any reader will enjoy reading the book.
What would you do if you had a year to live? When Ben Wolf was told that he had a rare blood disease, one that would kill him, he was somewhat relieved. Ben never thought he was meant to grow old. Rejecting treatment, he decides to live his last year of life to the fullest. He turns his life around joining the football team, diving into his education, and asking out the girl of his dreams.
Beauregard, Lynda, and Der-shing Helmer. In Search of the Fog Zombie: A Mystery about Matter. Minneapolis: Graphic Universe, 2012. Print.
Out of the three novels we read for the Modern Fiction class, the one I favoured most is Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.At first I thought I would hate it, because it indeed has a very unattractive appearance, and the subject did not interested me either. When I started to read, it was still somewhat boring. However, with my experience with every other book I’ve ever read, I was aware most novels have a boring and uncompelling beginnings, and pushed myself to leave those parts behind. As I read, it became compelling, and the light air with which Marlow told his story started to make me love the narration. It was unexpected, realistic, fluent, and a witty read.