Book Review I think the book “Touching Spirit Bear” book is a extremely action packed & dramatic book. In this book two teenage boys (Peter and Cole) have a depressing start to life , on the other hand they starts to explore themselves and find who they truly are. DRAMA & ACTION. Those are the two main words. If you like drama and action i bet you would like this book.
Chapter 1 Summary: In the first chapter, we meet Colin Singleton, and we learn how bad his life is right now. When we first meet Colin he is in a tub taking a bath because his number one policy in life is to never do anything standing up that could easily be done sitting down. While Colin is in the tub we learn that he is a child prodigy, and he wants to have a Eureka moment like Archimedes had when he discovered volume could be measured by water displacement. Also, we learn that his 19th girlfriend whose name is Katherine, and all the girls’ names before that was Katherine dumps Colin.
How does the death of a friend affect the survivors?Well, What i think it affects someone is with depression. What i think causes depression is being unable to forgive yourself and not being able to look forward to the future. People who feel lost don’t know that you try to help them so they push you away thinking that you would bring up the tragedy. In the novel “Tears Of A Tiger” It shows a kid who suffers these effects and struggles to keep his life as normal as it can be. Andy the protagonist became part of a drunk driving accident along with three of his closest friends,and Andy feels so much pain because his closest friend Robert dies in the accident.
In “The Cry of Tamar”, author Pamela Cooper-White seeks to break the silence about violence against women and address the social structure of patriarchy not only in the Church, but in society as well. In Cooper-White’s introduction she states that “The Cry of Tamar” was written in the spirit of advocacy and education. It is a work written by someone who can speak with authority and credibility as an Episcopal priest with what she calls a “Christian/Episcopal-Anglican voice”; but above all she writes it as a woman. Cooper-White uses the story of Tamar as a historic example of sexist attitudes from the church and the violence directed towards women over the years.
Is it morally justified to publish a need to know story when it could easily ruin a persons life? Some questions seem to be easier to answer than others, some don’t have definite answers, some are more complicated to answer than others. Change Up Mystery at the World-Series by John Fienstien is a thrilling suspense novel that teaches kids and adults alike an important life lesson that effects all age groups:There are blurred lines between right and wrong. John Fienstien uses conflict all throughout his story, Change-Up, Mystery At the World Series, to develop the plot of the book, one major example of conflict is between Stevie and himself. He doesn’t really know whether he is right for writing the story, or wrong for ruining someones life and if at the end of the day he should publish the story.
They say actions speak louder than words. Even though words may have a lot of impact on the things we say and do, actions can affect the way that we live. More specifically, the actions of others seem to have the greatest impact on the way we see the world and the way we live our lives. Shannon Hale’s story, The Goose Girl, based on the fairy tale by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, tells the story of Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree. “Ani” was born with the ability to speak to animals.
Different Types of Loss Great writers can impact a reader’s emotion. Short stories like “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry influences the reader’s emotions due to the loss the characters of each story experience. In “Gwilan’s Harp,” Gwilan loses not only her husband, but also things that she cherishes the most. However, even if Gwilan did lose some of the things that she loves, she later learns to appreciate other things in her life. Also, in “The Washwoman,” the author reveals a loss of a faithful and persevering servant and friend.
The word “confession” is often viewed with a negative connotation, such as confessing your sins or confessing to a crime. If someone told you they had to confess something to you, your initial reaction would be that they’ve done something horrible. But not all confessions are like that. Confessing your love to someone is not a negative thing, no matter the outcome. I believe “Ellen’s confession” is about a young woman with a secret.
In this passage Duncan uses 2 contrasting feelings/tones to emphasize the existential crisis that Gus is going through. The particular tones in the passage are numb and grim. Duncan describes Gus’s feelings and sensations in a numb way by using words like “Palpable emptiness”, “desolate”, and “nothing”. Duncan does this to intimately describe how Gus is truly feeling. TO really drive home how numb Gus truly is, Duncan repeats the word nothing frequently.
In all honesty this book in the beginning was pretty boring for me. I do not favor this book and I was handed assignments where I would have to read the book. Obviously I procrastinated, but eventually I had read the chapters. As I read I noticed that the book is actually depressing and has a lot of emotional burdens that would go on throughout the book. For example when Norman Bowker would circle around his hometown lake because he is chained in grief and guilt due to his friend Kiowa’s death.