Mawi later says “My brother had always looked for angels. I had watched him see angels in the most unlikely places and wanted nothing more than to be like him”(Pg 110). Because of Mawi’s parents drilling the fact that he should do really well in school and the memory of his brother, he excelled academically and sometimes went to extremes to do so. For example, “Over Christmas vacation, I read and took notes on more than twelve hundred pages”(Pg 113) so that he could ace his junior English class. But in the end the book’s namesake (Of Beetles and Angels) came in to top things off.
Looking For Alaska by John Green The 2005 book ‘Looking For Alaska’ written by author John Green is a heartbreaking teenage novel that gives the reader an insight into the first 272 days of Miles Halter’s first year at Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama as a junior. The first few weeks are all well and good, but after an unfortunate turn of events, Miles is forced to stop thinking about himself and start thinking about others for a change. This emotional novel keeps you interested throughout the entire book and is definitely not a one off read. Miles Halter, originally from Florida, moved over to Alabama to start his junior year at Culver Creek Preparatory High School. He decides to take a shower due to being hot and sticky
Going to that school were the worst days of my life. So much that I didn’t like going to school. I was made a fun of because talked quote-unquote white and also because I took pride in any "A" I received. They saw it as bragging. I wanted everything to stop so I dropped the “care to much” so-called act.
I, Lennon Brazwell, had formulated my master plan overnight. My target: Cole Greenbryre. My motive: sheer annoyance. He was the most obnoxious kid in all of Belmont Heights High School, a sophomore in the same grade as myself. It was the personal opinion of pretty much everyone I knew, including teachers and those who didn’t agree with me on anything else, that he shouldn’t have made it out of kindergarten.
My older brother would tell me about the bullying, fights, and riots that would occur at Dominguez High School. This was the high school I would be attending in a year. It had high student to teacher ratios, few options in AP classes, and low graduation rates. Although my work ethic would allow me to breeze through this high school and earn top honors, no high school in Compton would adequately prepare me for college. My goal was not just to attend college, but to attend a high ranking university where I would obtain the best education.
As I was exhausted from being awake for over 28 hours I was asleep and did not see the message until I woke up in the middle of the night. The text message was confusing and extremely disappointing to read. As embarrassing as it is, I instantly started crying with extreme disappointment in myself. As a seventeen year old high school student, I am extremely self-conscious about how I am perceived by others. Reading that “the team seemed very dysfunctional” and “The entire atmosphere of the tent was miserable” was something I immediately assumed was my fault.
He was one of my best friends in high school until I left. Asher is an 18 year old that goes to a private school in Los Angeles. His has had rough times like getting kicked out of school, parents getting divorced, and having to take care of his younger sibling due to family issues. Due to this he even brought up a drug addiction to cope with the stress. Though threw the hard times he still put his all into work and school as he believed that if you want something
While at Nashoba, I have only had a few classes that have caused so much distress as my freshman World History class. I left eighth grade with a huge ego in history, but that was middle school and Mr. Sakellarion’s class was a whole new ballpark. Looking back, I should have dropped to accelerated and gotten an easy a, but my pride and love for that class got the better of me, and my grade. For those of you who were wise enough to stick with accelerated, Mr. Sakellarion’s tests and quizzes caused severe anxiety, breakdowns and stress from most of his students, however the day to day classes made that stress worthwhile. From the first test up until the final I struggled in that class, scraping by with mostly C’s and the rare and glorified B
It all began, my last semester as a community college student, I was very anxious to start my last classes and finally be able to graduate. I remember waking up the first day of class and feeling my emotions rush all over the place, as I began my last couple of months at Porterville Community College. being really excited to take the last classes before graduating, but like always I left the toughest subject for last. I’ve never considered myself a good writer and this class made me remember that everyday. This class was English 101A with professor Stern, he is a very tall man with a big beard, and he has the type of personality that intimidates you right away.
As an entering freshman, at the age of barely eighteen, it is important for me to begin my college career making the best decisions possible. I would say they thing that “makes me, me” would have to be my determination. Throughout high school I have always made sure that when I needed help that I got it. I spent countless hours after school studying with my teachers when I didn’t understand what all we were doing in class. Ever since middle school I was put into accelerated classes and some were difficult to understand, I may not have gotten the highest grades in these classes but, I always tried my hardest.
August Pullman was born with “Mandibulofacial Dysostosis,” as it says in the book, and his fifth grade year is when he finally goes to an actual school. Auggie has to deal with bullies who make fun of him, but he also gets the opportunity to make friends.
Ben soon recalled several years later that he wasn 't stupid and within a year he was at the top of his classes. Then after his academic successes, Ben still had a problem with his raging temper that evolved into violent behavior as a child. One time, Ben Carson almost hit his mother with a hammer because she had disagreed with his choice of clothes. Then another time, he inflicted a major head injury on a classmate over a locker that Ben Carson was using. The worst one of Ben Carson’s exacerbates, Ben nearly stabbed on of his friend’s to death over an argument that involved the choice of music on a radio
I hated it so much the first year they called me the Bathroom Bomber. Other kids got elected G.O. President and class secretary and lab-squad captain, but I got elected the Bathroom Bomber” (Zindel 1). He says “hate” multiple times to emphasize how much he truly dislikes school. It gives the reader a negative connotation with his experiences of school.
Being ridiculed for my religion was probably one of the most depressing and miserable parts of my life that I have ever experienced. Just all the other sixth graders laughing at me, for not joining in their "world religion ' ' made me feel so angry that I felt the need to cry. All I ever hear that whole school year, was "here comes the Jehovah Witness" and "Don 't open the door, it 's the Jehovah Witness." So public school was starting to feel like a place that was not best suited for me. So what I did was I sucked in my gut and pretended to be the bravest man I could pretend to be.