58,148 people were killed and 304,000 wounded out of 2.7 million who served in the Vietnam War. Inside Out and Back Again is a story about a young girl named Ha and her family who were forced to move to the United States because the Vietnam War had reached their home and it was no longer safe. From a first impression of Inside Out and Back Again seems like an ordinary book, however its unique style and expressiveness makes it a very enjoyable read. The Little Free Library should include Inside Out and Back Again in its display because author Thanhha Lai captures the reader’s attention through its unique writing style, established popularity, and lessons incorporated through the novel. To start off, unlike many books, Inside Out and Back Again
Throughout the story, Cassia represents a depressing mood because she falls in love with someone she isn't allowed to be with and then Ky gets taken away from her so she has to embark on a journey to find him. For example, on page 229, Cassia says “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” Condie uses this description to influence the readers feelings towards the situation. We begin to feel Cassia’s heart ache to be with Ky. Using a melancholy tone, the readers truly feel her sadness and depression from the situation she’s in.
A Thousand Splendid Suns Forgiveness is often regarded as a big part of society and the relationships that hold it together. In a place like Afghanistan where human rights are limited, life is harsh to the people around the and the ability to forgive can be considered a blessing. In the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, three powerful females showcase the ability to forgive and show how amazing of a character traits it can be One of the books main characters is named Mariam. She is introduced as a teenager girl living in inhumane circumstances. She is abused by her mother mentally and physically but shows no hate towards her mother even after all the things she does to her.
We had a helluva time…….We went in the shoe department and we pretended she--old Phoebe-- wanted to get a pair of those very high storm shoes, the kind that have a million holes to lace up…...It was a dirty trick, but it killed old Phoebe….old Phoebe always starts giggling”(197). This memory of him and Phoebe reminded Holden of a happier time in his childhood. Holden recalled other happy memories from his childhood such as Allie baseball mitt and going to the movies with all his siblings. Having all happy memories of his childhood, Holden wants to stay in the past with the happier moments and memories. Thus, explaining, he is not fully ready to be an adult and that he is not fully ready to leave his childhood either.
It contains chapters on Rosemarie’s trip to India to visit the Dalai Lama. There is a detailed depiction of her year of severe illness with draining diabetes. Her experience with this illness is told by both her and her daughter. They alternate their memories and thoughts at the times of Rosemarie’s pain and suffering to give two different perspectives. It was very interesting to read a story written this way.
Children are often viewed as the source of the world’s innocence through their narrow life experience, and for most, positive outlook, and their overall ignorance to most situation. The integrity of the structure of this innocence is quite fragile, leaving even the least of traumatic events a threat to their innocence. Knowing the effect of trauma on children is important to understand the perspective survivors of such horrible events, such as, human sex trafficking or living through the oppressive, authoritarian Third Reich Nazi regime lead by Adolf Hitler. Sold by Patricia McCormick, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, are two fictional novels that describe the lives of two girls whom were placed into traumatic situations and came out with a lack of innocence and ignorance, therefore, having a more realistic view on the world. The Book Thief is book that describes the life of Liesel Meminger and her experience of living in Nazi Germany.
I find the memoir Funny in Farsi very funny and insightful. In summary of pages 36-81 Firoozeh moves to Newport beach not to far from the Mexican border. At school a nurse think she is Alaskan. She moved to Berkeley California and was asked questions about the CIA and politics because she is Iranian. Firoozeh goes to camp and her father buys her discount clothes.
Christina Cobos Mrs. Peterson AP Literature and Composition 28 August 2016 Linda’s Exile in Brave New World Through the series of events that tore Linda from her home in London, landed her in the Reservation, and brought her back to "civilized society", Linda was able to experience the joy of motherhood and personal relationships she had been conditioned from birth to despise, but was also forced to experience the pain that comes from being an outsider not only in a strange world, but in your own home. Through the birth of her son, John, while living in the Reservation, Linda was able to overcome her conditioned response surrounding motherhood. While Linda is still ashamed of becoming pregnant and giving birth, she is able to admit that "Yes, a baby- and I was its mother" (Huxley 151). This confession, made to a group of "civilized" citizens who are conditioned
All she has left are her diary and fond memories of her teenage years. She recalls, “I met mediocre people, wonderful people, mean people, powerful people, gentle and unforgettable people. I learned French and for three years I visited the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ much too often─in other words, José Martí International Airport, where everyone disappears forever, including, not surprisingly, Osvaldo”, her love interest (246). Nieve realizes that she cannot change the state of affairs, but she can make the most of her struggles. She gradually accepts the reality that not everybody will take her side and stick with her through thick and
Eighty years from now, my beautiful daughter and handsome husband decide upon a squiggly cursive font to spell out: “Here lies Atley Moberly, a resilient and compassionate woman (2000-2097)”. This brief statement will remain for generations and generations for my family and, perhaps, strangers to examine, and possibly wonder “why would they describe her with such a trivial statement?” Well, that’s exactly what I wanted it to say. My life can best be described as a sticky web, and I am the fly tangled in its mess. Over the years, my father has been a wavering presence, and this continues today. He is the man that had an affair while my mother was pregnant with me, the man that let my mom and I live off of her parent’s leftovers and wear whatever