“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi recited in hopes of inspiring youth. Mickey Bolitar, the main character in Shelter by Harlan Coben, becomes strongly affected by his words. Mickey takes action when no one else will, and in the end, saves the helpless. Coben’s 2011 suspense novel, Shelter, features a girl gone missing. Ashley's disappearance boggles the minds of many.
Blue Jasmine is a film from 2014 directed by Woody Allen. Jasmine Francis is the wife of Hal, who is a wealthy socialite in Manhattan. Hal is sent to prison for stealing money from investors leaving Jasmine with nothing. She moves in with her sister Ginger in San Francisco who dates several men that Jasmine does not approve of. Even though Jasmine is trying to start over, she reflects back on her past life that was abruptly ripped away from her.
In the story, The Magic Half, the author teaches us an important lesson trust. The Magic Half, by Annie Barrows, is a great story that takes place in a small city where a girl named Miri must find a way to help her new best friend, Molly. Miri tries extremely hard to bring Molly back to her time from breaking her own glasses to find a way back, to disguising as an animal to scare a cruel teenager. Miri goes through the hardships and does everything in her power to succeed. Miri is an impressive girl and changed throughout the story.
How would you feel if you had all the knowledge you ever wanted hidden under your eccentric personality with hardly anyone to share it with? In the book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, Annabella the dyer experiences this everyday. When Kira, a young girl with extraordinary talent, is singled out to restore a robe of history, she comes pleading to this old, four-syllable woman. Annabella not only helps her with the dyes, but also helps Kira uncover the secrets of her society. Annabella displays her wise, eccentric, and hard-working personality in all of her efforts to aid Kira.
She strings Scottie along acting like she is his friends wife and she is possessed. This causes the events in the story to unfold. Whether or not Judy is a true Femme Fatale can be argued as she is only going along with Gavin Elster’s, a man looking to kill his wife, plan. But nevertheless her actions influence the movie and she chooses to carry them out leading Scotties to
A girl born into an society with a set of rules and a set destiny. One decision leads her to realize not only the type of person she is, but the corruption within their government. When the government tries to stop the exposure of their secrets, she fights back against them. In the end, she leads her country into a modern era full of hope and peace. Many people have read this story before because it’s a classic plot line of many modern young teenage adult books with female protagonists.
Eudora Welty’s novella, The Robber Bridegroom, embodies a tale as old as time — growing up. As the main character Rosamond under goes her transition into adulthood, she also embarks on what seems to be a right of passage, to find love. At first, Rosamond will be forced into adulthood when the masked bandit — Jamie Lockhart — robs her of her virginity. However, as the story further develops, the unknown identities of the two individuals will jade the truth, which will keep Rosamond from fully maturing into an adult. It is not until Rosamond leaves home and seeks the truth of who her lover is, that her evolution into adulthood will be complete.
If the way to be successful in life is self control and inner invisible strength would you do it ? Amy Tan's Rules of the Game is a short story about Waverly Place Jong , a girl who became a national chess champion at age 10. Invisible strength is the self control of the mind. In the beginning of this short story, Waverly had no clue about chess and its rules, but throughout the story, her mother is constantly teaching her about the "art of invisible strength" with chess rules and knowledge. Waverly's mother uses the art of invisible strength as a "strategy for winning arguments, respect from others, and eventually.. chess games".
The deceit is established when Brett uses Jenny as his ghostwriter. In addition, there are many other deceits throughout the script. There’s a well-identified antagonist, who creates solid obstacles. There’s a clear “all is lost” moment, when Brett believes he has lost his wife, son, and the woman he has fallen in love with. The third act is a bit chaotic, but at the end love triumphs.
Stephanie Plum, Morelli, and Ranger are three main characters in the book, One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie is a young woman struggling to get by in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. After losing her job, she goes against her family’s request and gets the dangerous job of a bounty hunter. She gets assigned Joe Morelli, who was accused of murder and who happened to be a childhood enemy. Stephanie is very inexperienced and receives help from a professional bounty hunter, Ranger.
Jeannette Walls’ Memoir, “The Glass Castle”, tells a story of a dysfunctional family who uses magic, fantasy, and life lessons to get through their hectic lives. Jeannette starts off her book with such a story about seeing her mother ramming through garbage in New York City. Jeannette feels a sense of shame about her Mom’s life and begins to reflect on her childhood and how her parents’ choices affected her. If you ask me I would say it was very dramatic, which grabs your attention knowing someone is telling about their own life intrigued me to keep reading. Rex Walls was a brilliant man, when sober, teaching his children physics, geology, and to embrace life as it comes.
The main conflict in “The Necklace” is when Madame Loisel and her husband must find a way to pay for a diamond necklace that Madame Loisel borrows from her friend but discovers that she lost in on the way back form a lavish ball. On page 190, du Maupassant says, “It was necessary to pay this frightful debt. They sent away the maid…now they knew the horrible life of necessity.” This quote shows how Madame Loisel had to adjust to her lifestyle in order to pay for the necklace that they buy to replace the lost necklace. The author uses this conflict effectively to create irony as it is revealed that the lost necklace was a fake and not
With one look at her you would think that Cera Singer from Saraland, Alabama is your typical teenage girl from a rural Southern Gulf town. That is, she faces all the problems you would expect a seventeen-year-old would face; boys, drugs, fitting in, her upcoming senior year, and on top of that getting her first car on the road. But what Cera doesn 't know yet is what will ultimately set Cera apart from all the other girls her age. Cera is a witch. In this supernatural thriller, you’ll be taken along as Cera recounts her experiences in her memoir of how she discovered that the women in her mama’s family lineage were actually a long line of witches responsible for the protection of her new home and community.