This summer along with all of the other freshman at Ball State was given a book titled “Funny in Farsi”. This funny book was wrote by a woman named Firoozeh Dumas. She originally wrote her book, which is broken up into several stories of her life, to give to her children. After discovering her talent and passion for writing she perused publishing her book and now years later, she has been invited to be our freshman reader. Being our freshman reader she was asked to come and give a speech over her life and how it plays into the stories she wrote about in her book.
After Emily came back from traveling through time to her twelfth birthday, Mrs. Gibbs asked her if she was happy on that day. She said that she was; then after she went back in time, she realized that she wasn’t as happy as she thought. “Were you happy?’ ‘No… I should have listened to you. That’s all human are!
When T. Ray came in the room and started yelling, all Lily wanted to do was help. Because of this she has to live with the constant memory of shooting her mother, and questioning herself, whether or not her mother’s purpose in coming back that hot day, was to get Lily. Most readers at this time can not even comprehend the pain Lily feels because most people do not go through times like this. Kidd presents abuse by adding the commentary, “I’d been kneeling on grits since I was six, but still I never got used to that powdered-glass feeling beneath my skin” (Kidd, 24).
Within the book, “The Back Door of Midnight”, the effects of syntax can be seen throughout the entirety of the novel. Firstly, the author, Elizabeth Chandler, uses italic to emphasize the narrator’s, Anna O’Neill Kirkpatrick, thoughts. The first example can be found in her first out-of-body experience when she yells “Please stop!” within her mind. This is used to emphasize when the main character is actually thinking versus her normal narration of the events, and helps the reader gain a greater understanding of the character.
She intertwines each of the stories, and slowly develops each character. It is not continuous, but it has jumps and cuts to help develop other characters; the stories of each character begin right where it left off. One chapter talks about the first time “Ryland took Ritalin before he went to school,” (314) since “he stopped taking Ritalin after sophomore year,” (314). Robbins then talks about Ryland “after a week on Ritalin” (332). A key part to Robbins’ unique writing
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107).
Common characteristics of young adult novels include a variety of subjects, such as growing up, building relationships, finding love (along with the popular love-triangle trope that many young adult novels adopt), saving the world, and learning something. Protagonists vary through race and gender, with the story focusing solely on them. Parents and adults are often skirted to the background, and more-often-than-not are the antagonists. Young adult novels deal with issues that are important to their namesake: young adults. The genres can vary from horror to drama to dystopian to adventure to magic to you name it.
A girl going thru life one step at a time. The book that I read is called Fangirl the person that wrote the book is Rainbow Rowell which I was just introduced to and I think if you are someone that really likes teen novels and fiction this is a book for you. I believe the theme of my book is when you are going thru life there will be ups and downs but there will be a way that you will get thru it. Cath had a lot of ups and downs but here are some that happened and Cath has been able to get thru them. Cath almost got expelled for plagiarism however Professor Piper let her have a second chance.
Even there are some of them write exactly the same story of their experience, and Charlotte Bronte narrates her own story in Jane Eyre. There have been so many arguments about this case for many years, but the life of Jane has a lot in common with the author of the novel, Charlotte Bronte. In this paper, the researcher is going to try to find out the influence, similarity, and the relation between Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte’s character, their childhood, their relationships with parents, friends, and their suffering in living. Jane Eyre is a foundation of studying English literature courses in all universities around the world; this novel tells us a story of little girl “Jane” who struggle into life to reach assert of her own identity.
The story’s suspense goes up and down. The author of the story, Stella Duffy, elegantly uses literary devices to add flavor to the story. Hints are given early on, that the reader may only notice at the second or third read through, and foreshadowings are used in the story. A great example of a foreshadowing is on the last page in lines 166-177.
The book “Letters From RIfka” was written by the author Karen Hesse. This choice and challenge will give information on this author like where and when she was born, her life, and her career. Karen Hesse was born August 29, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland. As a child she loved to read.
Mina Grace Professor Paison Assignment #3 July 03, 2015 Parable Of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler Octavia E. Butler, a very skilled and intelligent writer, wrote a futuristic dystopian novel about the future and what it holds for us. The book was written in the 1980’s till the 1990’s. Octavia E. Butler took actual negative acts that occurred in those years such as drug use, prostitution, and many others and predicted the severeness of what will occur in the future. In this novel, we are introduced to the main character named Lauren.
In an interview with Candace Fleming, she was asked “What was the first spark of inspiration for your latest book?” and she replied, “The Family Romanov is my answer to those [many] middle school students questions based off of the movie Anastasia: What is the truth?” (Anderson). To write this story Fleming’s first step was to find primary sources. She looked into “ … firsthand accounts and eyewitness testimonies of those who lived through a historical event…
“How the Garcia girls lost their accents” is a narrative written by Julia Alvarez describing her childhood and adult life while transitioning from one culture and country to another unwillingly. The book bounces from year to year and from childhood and adult hood by the chapter and can be confusing to follow in the beginning. Some chapters could have been moved around and placed in a different order with little effect to the story as a whole but there is one chapter that is critical based on where it is placed, “ The Drum”. This chapter is placed last because it contains extreme imagery about the entirety of what we just read. It may just seem like a random story about a drum set and some cats but if we delve deeper into the significance of