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.
In The Things They Carried, one item that could be a symbol are weapons. Weapons had an appearance in each of the chapters but it was most important in the chapters “Stockings”, “The Man I Killed”, “Ambush” and “Style”. The meaning of a weapon can mean chaos and pain. In the chapter “Stockings”, Henry Dobbins has his girl friend’s underwear which gives him good luck in war. The chapter states, “In August, he tripped a Bouncing Betty, which failed to detonate.” (page 112). If the Bouncing Betty detonated it would be crazy. There would be a lot of chaos and Henry might have not been the only one who might have died from the Bouncing Betty. In the chapter “The Man I Killed” it states, “Listen to me,’ Kiowa said. ‘You feel terrible, I know that.”
Just like most novels, The Great Gatsby has a mixture of admirable and despicable characters.There are three characters that stood out the most for having one trait or the other. Jordan Baker, Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby have certainly earned the titles given to them.
The Broken Spears, by Miguel Leon-Portilla, is an all-inclusive and compelling account of the Spanish conquest, told by the Aztecs also known as the conquered. Leon Portilla’s choice of events depicted in this book collides together giving the reader a broad view of the Spanish conquest. This book gives a history of emotional and spiritual human experiences, allowing the readers to comprehend, and relate to the Aztecs as they went through terror and faced their fears. This book provides an extensive amount of details concerning lack of leadership, bias and technological hardship that led to the Aztec defeat.
Throughout this chronological telling of Tina Fey’s life in Bossypants, much is argued. With the help of evidence and appeals of many forms, along with certain stylistic choices and organization, they are supported and explained. Many times in Bossypants Tina Fey talks about how different and difficult it is to be a woman in the TV and comedy industry and the expectations of what women should be and how they should act. Many different techniques are executed to do so, and they all work in conjunction to make sure most aspects of what she claims is supported.
Everyday thousands of people communicate with one another. These conversations happen nearly instantaneously between people and are a key to a successful relationship. In Deborah Tannen’s essay, “Sex, Lies, and Conversation” she explains the differences between men and women’s communication patterns. In Tannen’s essay, she uses documented research, vocabulary, and figurative language to help draw in as well as inform her readers’ about different gender communication patterns.
Sojourner Truth was a very strong speaker who had a very strong opinion on women's rights and equality among races. She was born into slavery but fought her way out. She spread the truth about slavery around the nation. In the 1850, slavery was a very important subject in America. The African Americans were solded in the south to plantations to help with farming. Many slaves were mistreated and through time a war arose from it. Many people disagreed with slavery and thought it was wrong. There was many individuals that stood up and fought for their freedom. Many individuals went to different states preaching and spilling the truth about slavery.
Image your a person with a mental disability, and all people seem to do is ridicule you day in and day out. The may call you such derogatory terms such as “retard” or “braindead”. You try not to take these words to heart, and attempt to ignore these people and continue living a life that you want. You may work for a living and try to support yourself, or you may live with a relative that understands and cares about you. You try to live on, and go past the overarching question if people with mental disabilities can live normal lives. This is a question that my book, Lottery by Patricia Wood, seems to strongly imply that it is trying to answer. It seems to succeed very well in eventually answering this utmost question, and paints a picture of
“Monkey Beach”, written by Eden Robinson, is a Northern Gothic novel that is becoming recognized as part of the cannon in Canadian literature. The story has two timelines, the past and the present, told through the thoughts of Lisamarie Hill, or better known as Lisa. Lisa is a Haisla woman living with her family in the town of Kitamaat; she is headstrong, resilient, and occasionally reckless. The book starts when her brother, Jimmy, went missing at sea and she started to remember her childhood and how she came to be the way she is now. Lisa’s wild personality was developed when Jimmy became the golden child of the family and she became the troublemaker of the family. Throughout the book, it can be seen that Lisa has an inferiority complex towards her brother and it can even be said that she
Crushes. Cancer. Death. Jeffrey. Steven. Renee Albert. Annette. That’s what Drums Girls, Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick is all about. Steven is an ordinary 13 year old eighth grader who, despite the fact he is passing through his 4 year old brother Jeffrey’s leukemia, has plenty problems of his own. One of them being the ladies in his teenage world. He has a crush on Renee Albert, the hottest girl in school, and a girl named Annette has a crush on him. The most thought-provoking concept in the book is knowing or thinking about the relationship characters would have with other characters. One of the most intriguing being Jeffrey Alper and Renee Albert. They are both distinct but at the same time similar in the ways
The book I’ve chosen is called Impossible and is written by Nancy Werlin. She is the author of many other books such as The Killer’s Cousin, And Then There Were Four, and The Rules of Survival. I haven’t read any of her other works. The book is a fiction book, this book is mostly directed towards teens and young adults. Normally I do read fiction books and I find this genre of books quite interesting. The characters in this book are Lucy (main character), Sarah, Zach, Gray, Miranda, Leo, and Soledad.
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box is a page turning novel complete with various storylines that all seem to come together in the end, unsuspected twists, and complex characters. In the beginning of the story, siblings Annie and William Taylor disobey their mother and go fishing by themselves. While the are out at Sand Creek, they witness a cold hearted murder on a campground across the river. The four executioners, who happen to be ex-cops from Los Angeles, are now chasing them through the woods of Northern Idaho; these men are determined to make sure that their secret stays hidden and that the children do not make it out of the forest alive. They use their powerful connections in the law enforcement world to track the children, who are fighting
Love is an especially disputed topic throughout the world, and many have yet to figure out what love actually means to them. There are countless interpretations and beliefs of what love is and it is different for each person. The Sound Of Waves by Yukio Mishima and Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson both explore different ideas of love and how it works within one’s life by setting up certain gender roles, analyzing environment, and using the genre of the book to design their vision of a love story.
In the book, Time Enough For Drums, by Ann Rinaldi, there is a character, Jemima Emerson and she will show that there can be many character traits for just one person. Jemima Emerson shows a lot of courage throughout the story. She shows how your life can change from being good to bad in just one day. Example, her father has died and her loved ones have gone away. To overcome this statement, Jemima is a romantic , strong, and secretive person.
From Georgia to the Belgian Congo, a white southern missionary family during the late 1950’s moved to Africa with the hopes of exposing the native people to the Christian way of life. Throughout the novel, the Price family is met with many obstacles while trying to learn this new culture in which they were surrounded. Many of the obstacles were directly due to their ignorance of the country. A character in the novel, Leah Price, was faced with the challenge of following her father’s will but also assimilating to the people of Congo. Leah was the older twin, and a young, free-spirited, passionate girl who once worshipped her father and believed in his philosophy. However, throughout the novel because of her growing interest in discovering more