Before knowledge of the previous case came about, Cherrystone law enforcement had dearth information on the Martin family. I thought using the past case to grasp some insight on their investigation was clever. Using the time switch caught my interest and has made me enjoy this book even more. The devastated town of Cherrystone now has renewed hope after a previous case could lead to new information.
The theme of the novel, The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak is that there is great power in words and it makes a huge impact on others. As Liesel begins to learn to read, she hungers for words and they are her source of comfort which is why she steals books. Soon she realizes that can be an ugly thing. For example, the way Hitler uses words to encourage the Germans to carry out cruel, violence on innocent people. I chose this theme because I agree on how words can influence people around you.
The tone of The Devil’s Thumb is appreciative at some points and pessimistic at others. What I mean by this is John changes his mood quite often and this is what creates the suspense. For example, John says he is thankful for the opportunity because he has a perfect chance to “write his wrongs in life” p126. However, he views the bad sides of things in parts of the text such as when there was a blizzard (p132), and he was very hesitant on whether to stay, leave, or give up. He regretted his actions many times, but it was his passion, motivation, and will that pushed him
He was explained as from Mr.Utterson a longtime friend who was always there for him. Speaking of Mr. Utterson, in the novel he is really in the mix of both but I really think he is good. In the novel they described him as “loveable” (2). He is truly the one that tries to fight the evil and had a lot of influential power on others.
The 38th Street Gang, Henry Reyna The Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez is a magnificent book. The characters are excellent and the play is just great. Shows hard times during World War 2 of gangs at war and people suffering from hope. Henry Reyna being one of the most important characters in this book shows a lot of his feelings and the problems he’s going through, affecting various people in some situations, he’s very close with his friends, but falls apart with his family as he’s always getting in trouble, such a depressing time for him and is treated very unfairly.
The main characters overall seem quite likable, Huck and Jim being the most well liked within the tale. Although this tale seems a tad far fetched it is an intriguing read. The plot seems impossibly unrealistic because it is incredibly difficult to envision a world where a teenage boy is able to fake his own death and live off of the bare minimum for such a long period of time. The obscure nature of this tale is actually what draws me to want to read it. I enjoy the Southern dialect utilized within the dialogue because it makes the novel authentic.
This causes a lot of confusion and made me easily forget about things that previously happened in the book. This has nothing to do with the last page we ended on and it frustrated me throughout the book that this happened continuously. Overall,“The Hot Zone” is a very good book and I would recommend others to read it. I loved the detail that Richard Preston put into the book and how he made his point across very clearly about Ebola. He is a very good write and I am glad that I got a chance to read this book because it taught me about Ebola and other viruses as well.
His inclusion of related sex offense laws, the judges sentencing statement, medical and psychiatric statements related his particular disorders made this book a cogently expansive read. While reading this book was not a pleasure it was a genuinely illuminating reading experience that I found deeply affecting and stayed with me well after completing the book. However, I did find that at times within his narrative there was a narcissistic bent that I did find somewhat off putting considering the nature of the book but ultimately understood as that seems to go along with the mental disorders that he suffers from. It is a shame that Mr. Pelloski's great work in the oncology field, including the many patients he helped are now largely discounted by his criminal actions and ensuing punishment. Unfortunately, the war against cancer is real and he was a warrior in his field albeit, a broken
Cat’s Cradle shows us that technology is not always a good thing. Catch-22 shows us the reality of war and that politics is everything. However, each of these novels have great life lessons that many can benefit from, while still enjoying a good laugh with the
Will was a regular ignorant teenager at the beginning of the book but persevered through the attack and was a stronger person by the end. At the start of the book, Will was just an innocent kid that wasn’t impressed by his dad’s work. When Will’s father explained the details of the World Trade Center, Will said, “That’s an awful lot of money,” (39) He said that while trying to sound interested.
As in this story he really brought the idea of “the devil” to all eyes. He has a very impressive style of writing, that not most writers have. He likes to express the emotions of the story line through the characters and even the settings. He really makes it feel like you are right alongside these characters feeling everything they feel. In this story, I feel like the main emotion that stuck out to me was greediness, and selfishness.
My favorite part of the book was that Hole in my life is a true story which makes the farfetched events plenty more exciting. I enjoyed the ending because he finally got what he wanted, to write. The ending gave a sense of fulfilment and it was very satisfying. My favorite part would be when he was in the drug industry, the entire time he was on edge, the story became very suspenseful and edgy. I would recommend this book to everyone, The book is exciting and a real page turner to say the least.
The author included an immense amount of creativity in his compilation of words such as, “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me” and “The secret was a hole in the middle of me that everything happy fell into.” The way he binds words together makes the book richer, extremely loud in the sense of sentiments (no pun intended), and more vivid. Reading sentences such as these made me feel every single emotion each character felt.
Sean Duhey Mrs. Peeler 2 5/15/17 A Separate Peace A Separate Peace takes place Devon school in New Hampshire during the summer session in 1942. World War 2 plays a huge role with the students daily live and routines at school. The setting is key in the novel because Gene goes to different spots of the school where he had memories of Finny. Gene Forrester is the protagonist because he is the narrator of the the story he appears to be a middle aged man visiting his old school
Butterflies Reflection In The Time of the Butterflies I am exposed to many different viewpoints. An important one being Minerva Mirabal. This novel takes me through the crazy lives of the Mirabal’s. This family is in a personal war against El Jefe Trujillo.