Harry Potter himself is a good role model for all children because he has overcome all the hardships that has come his way. Harry Potter can also be a person to sympathize with as he lost his parents to Voldemort at such a young age. He faced his fears, believed in his friendship, and the pure in the world. Reading the Rowling’s books lured children away from technology making them focus on the story itself with all its humor, adventure and friendship. But Harry Potter is not the only person who has made an impact in this series.
According to Dennis Lehane, author of Live by Night, “A new Tom Franklin novel is always a reason to get excited, but Crooked Letter, Crooked is more – a cause for celebration. What a great novel by a great novelist.” (Source) He began his career as a writer with his first novel, Poachers, which won the Edgar Award in 1999.Although these awards should speak for themselves, many people enjoy Tom franklins work.
The fictional character to which I most relate is Miles “Pudge” Halter from Looking For Alaska. Miles comes from what he viewed as a boring background. He has a vague yet impelling vision that he wants to seek a “great perhaps”, so he transfers to Culver Creek boarding school starting his junior year in high school. Filled with stories of adventures and fun from his dad’s high school days, Miles is thrust into life at the school. Tending to muse over life, death, and romance, Miles is fascinated with personal quirks.
Gayle Forman dedicated this book to her husband Nick who is Adam in this wonderful piece of literature. In my opinion this was a satisfying book. It had me on the edge of my seat in reading class. I like this book because it deals with a life or death situation. It is also romantic and shows a lot of love to all the characters in the book.
Looking for Alaska is about the main character Miles Halter leaving his safe little world, for boarding school to find what the famous poet Francois Rabelais’s “Great Perhaps” was. Along with encountering many new things, one of them being Alaska Young. Miles Halter a fifteen year old boy with a talent of learning famous people 's last words. After celebrating his 15th birthday, he makes the decision to attend boarding school at Culver Creek, to discover the meaning behind the “Great Perhaps”. Upon arriving at his new home, Miles quickly earns the name “Pudge”, for being tall and skinny.
I think that this book is totally fantastic. At first, I was curious why the title of the book is “Hatchet”, because I have never seen books with this kind of titles before. Later on, while reading the story, I have realized that the hatchet was Brian’s only tool that helped him to survive. The whole story made me feel thrilled from the first page to the last one, and I could learn a lot of useful things from this book. First, I could definitely realize the power of positive thinking.
Holes by Louis Sachar is an engaging book for all ages. It has a clear plot and is an excellent book for readers who have trouble understanding what they read. I’ve found myself always wanting to read on to find out what happens next. I would recommend this book to anybody who is passionate about getting to know each character physically and emotionally. In this book, multiple young men are expected to dig a five feet by five feet hole everyday without failure.
Page To Page John Green once said “Great Books help you understand, and they help you feel understood”. For many avid readers, this quote sums up their entire life as a reader. Most avid readers, including myself, have presumably come across a book that has made them feel accepted in a world full of judgement and criticism. Books such as The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo are banned in certain countries. The Alchemist was a very inspirational book that triggered feelings or freedom and wisdom in every page.
I am currently a student at Isaac Bear Early College High School at UNCW. I take classes full time at UNCW and am majoring in mechanical engineering. I started scouts in the 1st grade and always enjoyed it. My parents supported my scouting activities and helped me to achieve my arrow of light. I then joined troop 234 and was super excited to be in Boy Scouts.
As one of the most well known and best received literary works of the Millennial Generation, Harry Potter is well loved by people all over the world for its enchanting characters, storylines, and adventures. Set in a fantastical world that occasionally mixes with the “Muggle world” and revolving around a group of three magical friends, the world of Harry Potter ignites a desire for adventure in its readers. Although criticized by many, award-winning series is treasured by the hearts of people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. The story presents the main character with a series of challenges he must overcome as he grows up in the magical world while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. These challenges confront issues