The book makes you think a lot, about how it is important to pick the right friends and crowd to hang out with. It shows how it may seem like you have everything; and things are getting better, but suddenly it can all come crashing down with one poor
The book is about a young slave girl, Isabel, who is a salve for a rich family in New York. After experiencing severe abuse from her owners, she along with a slave boy that she met, Curzon, run away from their owners and sail away from New York into New Jersey. Although there are many courageous displays of courage throughout the book, the escape of Isabel and Curzon is the best display of courage in the book. Even though being caught could almost certainly result in death, they continued on their journey and ended up gaining freedom from their owners. Their escape showed me the true value of courage.
The story gives me a newfound respect for the Army and the soldiers who were deployed in Iraq around that time because of the constant harassment the insurgents gave the unit. Not because of the war crimes that were committed. It was a magnificent book about the implications and psychological effects war can have on people and what it can lead them do, It has a lot of examples of good and bad leadership that I can take away from it and apply it to my own leadership style. And I can be more prepared in dealing with peers and subordinates in times of
In no time they are each fugitives on the run. This suspense filled novel contains many things that I liked, disliked, connections that people could relate to, and I would recommend it to certain people. The things I liked about the novel was that it was action packed,
The Book I chose to explore was I Survived: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980. I chose this book because I have read a couple of I Survived books and found them to be very interesting since they are based on true stories. This is a non-fiction book because the events that occur actually happened. In addition, the main characters Jessie, Sam and Eddie were real people who experienced this destructive volcanic event.
This book was interesting for me because it allowed me to relate to a character. I love reading novels that not only allow me to feel a connection with a character, but allow me to relate to their personality or
The realism of this book is my favorite part. The author did a very good job of making you feel like you are actually living inside of the story and watching Connor and Risa's journey. After you are done reading this story you will be baffled at the amount of thrill in it. If you like a slightly twisted, disturbing story this is the book for
The book has many characters with very different personalities. The book has unexpected twists and turns throughout it. The novel involves kidnappers, a dragon and (of course) the 5 children from Miami that know nothing about what they’re getting into. This book started out as, a fairly normal story.
Alvarez tells a story through her parents where they were trapped in the closet. By the end of this story Julia overcomes her fear and writes two books about it. The generational curse was broken. Trujillo was so crooked he made all of the residents hang a picture in their house in his honor.
The story and the characters really stood out to me. They really expressed themselves and the setting in the story was very cool to learn about. I enjoyed the pictures in the book because they guide the reader into the setting and the time period in the book. I recommend this book to people who are interested in learning about World War II and people who are interested in biographies and survival stories. One of my favorite quotes from the book was “A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.”