Through the rain he could make out the words Kansas City pound engraved in the side of the appalling van. While, the dog knew he must get away he also knew that it was much too late. Rufus was too weak to run and by the time the worrisome dog could stand up the man had already stepped out and was marching toward the dumpster that he laid upon. The monstrous, awful man stood over him with the aggressive leash and the small frightened dog knew from there that he would be condemned into the dark and evil pound. “Come on!”
In She Had Some Horses, Mvskoke poet Joy Harjo utilizes repetition, symbolism, and various forms of structure to explore and illuminate the relationships Native women form in a world that prioritizes white men. Joy Harjo, hailing from her ancestral lands in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been an important and influential woman in what has been dubbed the Native American Renaissance, and this is reflected in her poetry, artwork, and music. She writes of human desire and nature, of the earthly and spiritual worlds, and of the expansive swathes of southern grounds that were stolen from her tribe many years ago. Throughout all her many collections of work, the main constant is the quiet but meaningful voice she has perfected; full of wisdom and a deep understanding
Missing Dixie is a great ending for Dixie and Gavin’s story. This book focuses a lot on Gavin’s fight for redemption, to be the man that Dixie deserves. Yes while reading this book, I can understand any reader wanting to just sucker punch Gavin… but I never did. I understood is character, his broken soul working for his redemption.
Winn-Dixie Final Summary the story is mostly about when Opal wants her mama and friends because she left the preacher and Opal and Opal learns NOT to judge the Deberry brothers to harsh. It all started when Opal goes grocery shopping to get tomatoes and mac and cheese, she saw the manager waving his arms like crazy and saying,who let a dog in here!! Then Opal saw an ugly running around knocking down EVERYTHING and right after the manager said call the pound Opal said,That is my dog do not call the pound. after that Opal tells the preacher if she can keep Winn-Dixie.
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.”
Mental illness is a complicated and mysterious subject for most of the world. Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and OCD are a few common mental illnesses. Nancy Xia takes you through her journey with severe depression in the book Leap. She reveals how depression effects her entire life including the lives of the people that love her the most. Throughout this short book, I felt Nancy Xia's pain and despair as well as her parent's stress, love, and sadness.
It 's a jaw-dropping book that will leave you wanting more as the author Laurie writes in a crisp and clear way describing the young girl Melinda’s horrific story and how it unfolds. The author 's tone gives off the vibe of a young frighted girl which I find really enhances this sad, but exhilarating story. This story taught me to always speak up for myself and to never let anyone take advantage of me. I would recommend this novel because it is extremely detailed, painting vivid pictures in your mind that really help to magnify and
In the books The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Because of Winn-Dixie both by the same author, Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane goes thru a Journey of encountering with many strangers that has turned into loved ones in an instant. While finding loved ones, he also loses them. While the novel Because of Winn-Dixie takes place in Naomi Florida, Many things are still unchanged and quite similar to Edward’s story. We are going to look at similarities of these two books.
The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
It all started when Opal went to the grocery store, saw and dog and decided to rescue him. He was a stinky, ugly dog but Opal couldn’t stand the fact that he would have to go to the pound so she said that the dog was hers. Then, Opal brings the dog, she names Winn-Dixie home to see what her father, or “the preacher” has to say about him. Since the preacher is a preacher he always helps the less fortunate so Opal said that Winn-Dixie was a less fortunate so she would get to keep him and she did.
It was slightly confusing at times, and the plot would be somewhat boring at times. Most of the characters were developed well, but some characters were confusing and seemed all over the place. The conflict, however, was very true to life, as elephant poachers do exist, and it’s apparent that the author did her research. The ending was quite bittersweet, as Date Bed had died by the time the family found her, and makes the reader unsure whether the elephants did end up making it to the Safe Place after all. There is also a lot of in-depth analysis required to fully understand the book, else the reader may get quite lost in the plot.