The figurative language drew out each scene of the book perfectly, Drawing out the picture helps the reader feel the emotions of the character and improve the books quality, and the multiple perspectives helped improve the book too. Getting everyone’s angle enhanced the reader’s understanding and made the main crisis viewable from everywhere. One of the very few flaws was the ending. It was rather sudden and abrupt. Rating this book four and a half out of five stars seems fitting, because it was heartwarming and interesting, but the ending was almost obvious and sudden.
I think that this quote is trying to convey, through metaphor, that reading enables an individual to experience the lives and emotions of the characters or people they are reading about. I necessarily don’t agree with this. I think that the power of reading books, fiction or non fiction, is that it improves your life because you can learn lessons from the experiences of the characters or people in them. The important distinction, to me, is that while words are incredibly powerful, they are not an accurate substitution for the raw emotion and reality of the experiences people have undergone. For instance, in Grade 10 I read “Then They Killed My Father” by Loung Ung for my English culminating project.
At first, I didn’t like everything. However, as I read it, I started to become interesting to continue reading it. I was curious what’s going to happen at the end. The book is great, because the main character was in love with a boy since preschool (This was the part the made me curious what’s going to happen at the end). I would recommend to high school student and adult to read this book, butI wouldn’t recommend it to the people who do not enjoy Anne’s books.
Another good argument that makes the plot convincing is the discussion back and forth between Holden and Mr. Spencer, where the teacher tells him, “do you blame me for flunking you, boy?” on page 15 and Holden has a little hissy fit. I think Holden running away from his problems throughout the novel is something any teenage boy would do if he didn’t have the right support
The book and the movie are both really interesting but one is better than the other. The movie is both funny and action packed but the book is more detailed. So I enjoyed the book more. The film forgot a lot of characters and changed many scenes and it really frustrated me. Also in the book you can see more character development.
It was such a major blow both emotionally and financially that they, as a result, were forced to move in with his wealthy uncles (“Nathaniel Hawthorne Author (1804-1864)”). Without the support of his father financially, his mother, who in this time period would not be able to hold down a job, decided it was best for them to move in with her brothers. This decision most likely also greatly increased the family’s happiness and possibly gave them a new father figure in their uncles. During all this Hawthorne was immobilized by a leg injury (“Nathaniel Hawthorne Author (1804-1864)”). This injury, however, gave him the opportunity to find a passion for reading and writing, foreshadowing his career as an
His inclusion of related sex offense laws, the judges sentencing statement, medical and psychiatric statements related his particular disorders made this book a cogently expansive read. While reading this book was not a pleasure it was a genuinely illuminating reading experience that I found deeply affecting and stayed with me well after completing the book. However, I did find that at times within his narrative there was a narcissistic bent that I did find somewhat off putting considering the nature of the book but ultimately understood as that seems to go along with the mental disorders that he suffers from. It is a shame that Mr. Pelloski's great work in the oncology field, including the many patients he helped are now largely discounted by his criminal actions and ensuing punishment. Unfortunately, the war against cancer is real and he was a warrior in his field albeit, a broken
Novels like Huckleberry Finn and newer science-fiction books include a rebellious teen as the main character. In a time where slavery was the status quo, Huckleberry Finn ran away and befriended Jim, a runaway slave. Huckleberry Finn, was rebellious and faked his death to his whole town. Huckleberry’s act of rebellion further advanced social progress because of his relationship with Jim. The bond that the two created, stripped Huckleberry from the racist views of his hometown and made Huckleberry realize that their friendship was acceptable.
Death also notes that a large part of his job is about equality, and that everyone dies eventually. His unconditional fairness makes him seem like a reliable narrator. The narrator has definitely helped my understanding of the story, and brings many interesting aspects into the narrative that another narrator could not have. For example, even though Death's job is bleak and depressing, he distracts himself, by focusing on the many colors of the sky. He also brings dark humor into many sad situations, and he is very informed on the events of the story, in a way that allows him to explain many outside events, shedding light on the situation that is outside of what Liesel, the protagonist, perceives.
Although no movie based on a book is fully satisfactory, it is always amusing to watch the storyline in a different light. Jenn Doll, from The Atlantic, explains that “Because a criticism of how it should have been -- and almost always plays out better in our minds -- is in some ways part of the fun of seeing the movie made from a book we love” (Doll). It is an exciting experience to anticipate what we know already in our minds, to be projected into the real world. Overall, the book is a thrilling read, the movie is a thrilling visual, but nothing would ever beat the books complexity of feelings and
When Craig tells his friends where he’s at, many respond by saying they are depressed too and that they take medication to help treat it. While Craig’s friends are on the most part supportive and understanding, some of his friends react harshly and treat him differently which also showed me a realistic reaction that many people have to mental disorders. This novel was very enjoyable for me to read. It opens by saying, “It’s so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself.” which was an amazing attention grabber. The novel explores how depression really feels which despite the unsettling topic, made me extremely grateful.
The strengths of the novel, in my opinion, outweigh the weakness. The main weakness was the excessive cursing done by Vida. When a character curses a few times, it adds emphasis, but when it happens every couple pages, it loses its effect. The strengths included the sentence variety, like how they weren’t all compound and complex, and not all simple and short. It made the reading more interesting, and the plot twists, like Clancy being at Dairy Queen instead of Cate, and Jude dying, made you want to keep reading until you finished, and then
Recommendation: Paul Revere’s Ride, was an excellent read to place a book like this is on a scale is not an easy task but giving it a lot of thought, on a scale of one through five I would give this book a Four. This number is both applied to the ability to keep interest of the reader and on the book’s information overall. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the truths of our forefathers. I will be honest there are some setbacks, like how it seems to drag on sometimes, yet it still managed to kept me interested. The book and the author both have my
It was so bad that it was good, then bad again. But compared to the book? Well… Books are a media that try there hardest to appeal to the masses enjoyment by targeting the imagination and senses. This is a very hard goal to meet, so when a book does is exceptionally, it becomes very well respected and become something people of all ages could enjoy. Hatchet, although not being my favorite book, did these things
They could get the wrong message that it is okay to hurt and make fun of others as long as it satisfies themselves or others. Above the eighth grade level, students who would be capable of seeing this without thinking that Tom’s cruelty is actually entertaining or harmless are in the right mind level to read this book, but of course with the guidance of the teacher. One of the greatest things about Mark Twain’s book The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, is that it gives the reader the kind of difficulty that can hold up from many readings. For this exact reason, the book should be at least read a couple of times throughout a reader’s lifetime. Each time they read the story, they will find nuances that they hadn’t seen before but in a different perspective.