Do you ever wonder how it feels like to have a life where you have an IEP, a brother going to prison, and two parents who never figure what’s going on? Guess who lives this life, Paul Fisher.In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul faces many difficult obstacles in his life, whether it’s telling the police about his brother, getting kicked off the soccer team,and choosing to go to the Tangerine Middle School.Paul and the consequences of those choices, affected the development of his character. To start off, when Paul first moves to Tangerine, Florida he attended the school known as Lake Windsor Middle School. Paul’s mother, Mrs.Fisher made Paul attend the school with an IEP since he could not see very well, however Paul was determined to make the school’s soccer team.After tryouts for
Patrick O’brian was a neat freak as a child. He washed his hands every five minutes, and he did things like wash each grape twice before he put it into his mouth. Other children loved to play in the dirt...not Patric. One day he was sanitizing his hands as he was walking to the school, and he tripped and fell into a puddle of toxic sewer water, and from then on, he was known as “The Incredible Sewer Titan!” After that horrid puddle of toxic sewer water Patric loved the dirt, and he loved getting dirty! He used to dress in neat collared shirts (that he washed himself), but now he only wore dirty rags, and if it was cold he would smear wet dirt all over his body.
“This is the story of two boys living in Baltimore with similar histories and an identical name: Wes Moore. One of us is free and has experienced things that he never even knew to dream about as a kid. The other will spend everyday until his death behind bars for an armed robbery that left a police officer and father of five dead. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” Moore (xi).
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
The softball game is made into a family day, so all of the police officers family’s get together and do a BBQ, rent a jumpy for the kids, and make t-shirts for all the police officers to wear. It’s a sloppy game because they don’t ever practice but that’s exactly what makes it more enjoyable. The super bowl game weekend is held in Reno each year and it’s a handful of police officers from the department who get together and rent a huge hotel room and just hangout and enjoy each other’s company outside of the department. One thing which he loves about his department is that they’re very team and family oriented which means a lot to him. The officer enjoys his job because he gets to be out and about and moving instead of sitting in a cubicle all day long.
The Outsiders is a fantastic novel by S.E Hinton that was published in 1967. This novel tells the story of a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis, who lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry because their parents died in a car crash years back. The Curtis family are a part of the Greasers, a gang of young adults who don’t have very much money and get into lots of trouble. The Greasers have an ongoing rivalry with the Socs, the rich kids who spend their free time beating up greasers. One night, a fight with one of his brothers drives Ponyboy to run away with his best friend Johnny.
Another scene is the part when he realizes it was all just a long big dream. After traveling through all the different people he finally ended up at the crime scene. He remembers shooting people in the bank but he realizes he never did. He still has the guns in his pocket, in the same bank, and in Seattle. He started going through his past, explaining the first day of kindergarten, the first time he smoked, ran away, and got drunk.
Life was rough for their first year. Hooligans, gangsters roaming the streets, harassing their family. Albert Yu decided to keep those distractions away and concentrated in his studies. Albert Yu spent his free time robbing, stealing from stores and broke into houses at late night. Albert Yu was eventually caught and spent 1 year in jail.
In my gut i knew i hadn 't done enough but i had enough of letting people walk all over me. He wasn 't the first but he sure as hell was going to be the last. I knew that if i didn 't teach him a lesson that he would do this same thing again to another girl and that 's not fair. So i did what i do best climbed out my window and took my step dad 's car because my mom started sleeping with the keys in her room and went to jason 's house. I knew his parents weren 't going to be home he told me all the time about how they worked nights to take care of his little brothers during the day, i also knew that his brothers were at their grand mothers house like every friday so he was home alone.
Bigger a twenty year old man who was poor, uneducated and lived with his family in a very cramped apartment in Chicago. The neighborhood these apartments were in was considered to be the slums. These apartments were nothing like the white people’s apartments and many of them were being taken over by rats. Yet the blacks paid high price for them. Wright writes "Gimme that skillet, Buddy," he asked quietly, not taking his eyes from the rat (10), and “black people, even though they cannot get good jobs, pay twice as much rent as whites” (248).