Title of Book: Frindle Author: Andrew Clements ISBN: 978-0-689-81876-9 Summary ‘Frindle’ is a captivating story about a fifth grade boy, Nick Allen, who loves to outsmart his teachers at school. This was until, he was challenged by his language arts teacher, Miss Granger, to discover how words were created. Nick’s greatest plan to invent a new word – frindle, will start a trend to spread like wildfire not only in Lincoln Elementary School but also worldwide! The book’s theme on friendship and school life is what makes it so attractive and entertaining to readers. Prominent Literary Features I.
Stephen Chbosky The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel about a group of people connected through Charlie, the main character of the book. Each character has been through some kind of trama, some less sever then others trama, but all take tawols on their mental state and also there relationships. Each person has a different trauma they have been through, or a different addiction that isn't quite healthy, but there is one theme that connects them. “We accept the love we think they deserve” is a sentence that was spoken by Bill,Charlie's english teacher who he is close with, when Charlie ask him about Sam and why she doesn't believe she is good enough for a good man who will treat her right. The common theme of “we accept the love we think
Capulet, is forcing Juliet to marry Paris, to make Verona a happy place again after Tybalt's death. While Paris loves Juliet, Juliet still loves Romeo and cannot marry Paris because she and Romeo became married before he got exiled. Soon after Juliet learns about her forced marriage she plans on faking her death by drinking a potion to make her look dead for 48 hours. After the 48 hours, Romeo will meet her at her tomb and take Juliet away to be happy with each other. But as she drinks the potion we find out Romeo did not get the letter to meet her at the tomb and soon finds out she has died.
There is an example from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Charlie plays a game with his friends while Mary Elizabeth -who is Charlie’s girlfriend- sits next to him. Charlie’s friend say: “Kiss the prettiest girl in the room on the lips.” (Chbosky 144) Charlie kisses Sam instead of Mary Elizabeth. It gets very big issue. Because Charlie did kiss Sam, Mary Elizabeth gets really angry and cry.
Romeo only marries Juliet to get over Rosaline. In fact, the only reason he goes to the party where he meets Juliet is because he thinks that Rosaline might be there. This quote from shows that Romeo is still in love with Rosaline the day he meets Juliet. Romeo says, “Bid a sick man in sadness make his will. / Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!
For example the Friar says, “Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit of an old tear that has not stained yet.” The Friar is scolding Romeo because he was just crying over Rosaline a day ago and now he supposedly is in love with someone else. If Romeo was truly in love with Rosaline like he said he was, he wouldn’t have fallen out of love with her and in love with Juliet in a matter of minutes. Going to the Friar Lawrence's cell, Romeo informs him about Juliet
. it’s because he wants to stay inside.” (304) Jem realizes that with all the hate in the world Boo probably stays inside to avoid all of that and just wants some peace. At this point the readers view on Boo Radley has change from a psychopathic mad man to a kind boy who secretly cares for Jem and Scout. The next and final change in the readers view of Boo happen when he finally come outside of his house and openly meet the children for the first time in the story. This happens at the very end of the book when Jem and Scout are walking back for a school play and are attacked by Bob Ewell.
He was the first.” Poe is credited with creating the detective and horror genre, and his legacy lives on through pop culture. His works influenced literary masterminds like Conan Doyle, Shaw, H.G. Wells, and W.H. Auden. He is frequently referenced in schools to help students understand the mood and setting of stories.
Billy says the tea tastes like almonds and that foreshadows what will happen to Billy because cyanide a poison is said to taste like almonds and the old lady keeps offering the tea that she put cyanide in because she is planning on killing him, and this shows he misjudged the old women because she is not as nice as she seemed. Another craft move that is demonstrated in the story is irony the author shows this in the story because the elderly lady is complimenting Billy and doesn't realize that she is not just saying it to be nice. I the passage it says, “...Tall and young and handsome, my dear, just exactly like you...Seventeen! she cried. Oh, it’s the perfect age.
Vic has in his mind that it is very easy for him to get any girl; however his young personality is soon going to lead him to a disaster. When Vic arrives at the party with Enn a girl opened the door and he asks for her name right away, after that he says: “that has to be the prettiest name he had ever heard”... “ what was worse that he said it like he meant it” (Gaiman 120). This means he is already flirting with a girl he does not even know, as the party goes on Vic become conscious of what error he has committed. Everything comes to a conclusion when Vic got out of the room, he was with the girl he met at the door; he was scare and crying, “he wiped his mouth [and says] she wasn’t a—[then] stopped” (Gaiman 126). After all the fun Vic thinks he had, his action teach him a new experience; he said “she wasn’t a” and “stopped” the reader can infer she was not a girl.
The novel Freak The Mighty By Rodman Philbrik is a realistic fiction story about two boys who are in middle school and become best friends. They go on crazy made up adventures. They each have a story to them like who they are today. There names are Max and Kevin. The book was published in 1993.
Describing John Knowles, Contemporary Novelists wrote that he "is a fine craftsman, a fine stylist, alert to the infinite resources and nuances of language." Knowles is best known for his first published novel, A Separate Peace. Writing Knowles ' obituary for Entertainment Weekly, Karen Valby said "John Knowles was a god to generations of 10th-grade English classes" - students required to read the coming-of-age classic. One critic writing for the Saint James Guide to Young Adult Writers commented on the novel 's popularity among educators - "it is a very useful text with which to teach students how a good book should be written." Critics praised A Separate Peace from the time of its publication.
Though it is a book that has been on the censored list, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a worthy novel to continue in the high school curriculum due to its accurate portrayal of the time period. As a student reading this novel after many extensive United States history classes and the previous year taking AP United States History, I felt a new outlook after reading a fictional story about the matters of the depression and dust bowl of the 30’s. Steinbeck’s use of literary depiction strengthens the novel and makes it more than just a recollection of the time. His biblical allusions, imagery, symbolism, and figurative language allow the reader to immerse themselves in the time. As a result of this, the novel went from a tale of history to
A comical novel that I have read would be “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid” written by: Jeff Kinney. The main character is Greg Heffley he goes on in a hilarious journey through middle school. Let’s get to it! Greg is a tricky and entertaining character. He loves to trick his best friend Rowley into doing things that either shouldn’t be done or into doing stuff for him.
The movie begins with a fake sick Ferris and his concerned parents in his bedroom. Once Ferris is able to convince his mother and father he is sick, they don’t allow him to go to school. But once they leave, he jumps out of bed and speaks to the audiences and one of the first things out of his mouth is, “‘...that’s childish and stupid but so is high school,’” [all you need is one set of quotes here] [start a new sentence here]his distaste for high school is reflected right off the bat. Bueller’s attitude towards education is very similar to students in this generation and that is because education in the 21st century is a mess. Schools are focused on standardized testing, and regular testing which make up a large portion of the students grades.