Casie and Lia have always gone through harsh times, but when they get in one fight their friendship ends leaving the two girls alone. This is a novel every teen should read with depressed main charecters, a theme, the importance of being awear of teens with mental illnesss and depression and a twist turning
It was like the author was trying too hard for this book to be fun and light and cute... but it just seemed silly and poorly written. I hate saying things like this, but when it becomes that big of an issue for me I have to point it out. Also, all of Braswell 's characters, both the old and the new, had one major flaw: lack of characterization. It 's as if Braswell expected the reader to use and be satisfied with prior knowledge. I was not satisfied.
To me that lack of experience was very apparent. The scenes that described the act of cutting seemed superficial. Callie’s thoughts while cutting where mainly of how good it felt. There was no exploration of the mental burdens it caused or what really pushed her to this in the first place. Cuts by Patricia McCormick really could have been a powerful book that pushed teens to seek help.
This was the very break he’d been waiting for. The conviction hit her hard, and affected her career, causing her to loser her cabaret performer license. After several more brushes with the law and a continued heroin habit, Billie, “Lady Day” Holiday, released her biography, titled “Lady Sings the Blues”. The book depicted the struggles she had faced and her rise to fame. Shortly after the book was released, she once again faced arrest due to her drug usage.
Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
She is a self-absorbed fifteen-year-old girl that is obsessed with her beauty. The opening of the story is quite different for two of the stories. For Baldwin, he begins the story with a more recent event and use flashback memories to show us how Sonny’s ends up addicted to heroin and how their relationship worsens. For Oates, she begins the story with introducing the
The author spectacles Mariam as a very naive girl, who also may suffer some confidence issues because of the result of Nana’s abusive words, “Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami.” While developing more knowledge about Nana, she illustrates herself as an unstable woman who has been beaten up by the everyday tasks in life. It confuses me as to how Mariam does not recognize that Nana is sick and needs psychiatric help because of her obstacles in the past. For example, the affair Jalil had on his other wives. It shocks me how disrespectful and rude Nana is when she talks about Jalil. I feel like Nana should be able to respect the way she talks about Jalil around Mariam and stop corrupting her.
Thirteen books of the trials of Blair and Serena, it seemed as if Cecily could not write about anything else. But this book proves you all wrong. Cecily von Ziegesar took a normal story of a good and her horse and twisted it into dark horror story, but not really. See Merritt was a typical trouble girl: she had her issues and instead of facing them she ran away and douse them in a bottle of alcohol. Her horrible friend (Beatrice) was no help to her cause, and the hansom boy gave her the on and off feelings (Carvin).
When I first read the story, it was very slow. The way it started in the first chapter did not really catch my attention, and it is also because I am not into war stories. Usually when I read books, it would immediately catch my attention, in which this book has not. Another key factor that I did not like about this book is that there should be more fighting scenes, or more experiences. A good fight scene between the soldiers and the Vietnam people would have catched all of our attention, because everyone likes a good fighting description.
College is one of the most challenging and stressing part in the life of every student, and each of them have their own story of skeptical relationships, persistent conflicts with parents and unraveling dreams and aspirations. Esther Greenwood, a journalism student, is no different. Her story includes her mental breakdown, falling into the grip of insanity and struggles in keeping up with her life. In the late 1950s until the early 1960s, “The Bell Jar “is the first and only novel written by the American poet and writer Sylvia Plath. Since the author was concerned about the relationship and closeness of her life into the novel, as it contains many references to real people and events in her life, she told her British publisher, William Heinemann, to publish it under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in January 1963.