Today I woke up pretty early for a summer day, around 7am. I walked downstairs and asked my dad if we could go fishing today. He said yes and suggested that we get ready to leave. I got my fishing pole, fishing net, and my extra fishing pole string. While I was getting my stuff my dad called his friend Jimmy and asked if he wanted to come as well.
I got up at eight o’clock and went with my dad to go fishing on my uncles boat. One hour into fishing, I made one of my favorite catches. It was around ten o’clock in the morning, and on the boat there was my uncle, my dad, and my grandpa. It all began when my grandpa got a bite and so he was struggling as he was reeling in his fish. Since my pole was near his in the water, I was told to reel my line in so that it would not tangle with my grandpa’s.
Then I yelled “Let’s just go up to where we started out at.” Will screamed “Let’s go up to the bridge and see what it’s like.” So I went back up to camp where we started out at and Will went to check out the bridge to see what it was like. He would be back in an hour so I went and fished for an hour. Since it was raining I caught a couple of big fish in the river. When he got back we both fished for another hour and we were gonna call it a day. Every time we caught a fish it smelt really bad because the fish sometimes just flat out had a disgusting smell.
Cole thinks if Peter comes to the island, he will get better. Cole will have to convince Edwin first. When Peter comes to the island he does not eat for two days. Cole, Peter, and Garvey go to the pond, but Cole is the only one that gets in. Cole carries the rock up the hill.
In the beginning of the story the protagonist stated, “I never went anywhere that summer without a fishing rod.” (Page 1). The author uses the fishing rod as a symbol to represent who this fourteen year old boy is and what he does. The author only mentions this fourteen year old boy and his crush on Sheila, not his parents. Later in the story, when this boy finally asks his neighbor Sheila out on a date, on Page 2 it stated, “I got in the canoe early and started paddling in a huge circle.” The author uses the scenery to show this young man on his own and not needing his parents as a taxi. As the story continues the boy is forced to make a decision, he needs to chose between a girl and fishing.
Everything happened last summer during vacation. Every year my family plans some wild, adventurous trip, and last year we were going to visit some of the states in the northeastern United States. The trip was going fine until we arrived at the state of New Hampshire. We were going to camp there for a few days, and that was when my parents announced that we were all going to climb Mount Washington. I was not too thrilled by this idea, in fact, I was relatively annoyed.
I was so delighted that see that and wanted to catch my own. Then my brother's friend started to catch fish too and I was about to crack. I tried to keep myself calm and was saying to myself that I'm going to catch a fish. The clock was ticking, hours passing by and I wasn't catching anything. Everyone was catching fish and showing them off.
I heard my mom talking to my dad. He tells her, “voy a ir para el norte(US) con un coyote(a person who brings people to the US illegally) que cobra barato,” I see her hugging him really tight. My dad comes to my sister and I and tells us that he will be back later, to not worry because he’s just going to see how “el norte” is, then might take us there later. My sister, my mom, and I understood why he wanted to go to The United States, he wants a better life for us. Next morning, my dad wasn’t there with us, it felt lonely, as if part of my heart was not there with me.
Not so bad. I didn’t understand what happened until my mom explained that he wasn’t going to the bathroom, he was doing the dirty. Now I finally understood why they were so creeped out. After my mom was chasing after the guy, she called the cops. They finally showed up about 30 minutes later.