But this book is a great example of being strong in the face of adversary. Parents seem to think that this book is too violent, but it shows the world how it truly is, and that is an important concept. To conclude, although there are many reasons the book “The Call of the Wild” should be banned, it offers great literary value. It shows the world as it really is. Subsequently, high school students are old enough to understand and learn from the topics discussed in this book.
The writer and teacher, Lindsay Rosasco, creates strong diction through the use of informal word choice. Her diction style relates to her audience, who are teenagers in high school. She is trying to convince them that she is not out to get them, she just wants the best for all of them. Rosasco doesn’t use a higher level of vocabulary or more grandiose style because if she did, then teenagers could turn away from the text and she is writing like how the students talk. By doing this, she lets the readers know that she understands how they live.
Characters are essential to every story and if you can relate to them than you can truly appreciate the story. In the book The Giver in order to understand the book you have to try and understand Jonas, the teenager who tries to be ordinary to not see all the flashes of the world that was breaking through the surface of his colorless world. Then you go through the book with him developing and reveling in his differences. Katniss Everdeen is another character that you can empathize with, she is a teenager with more responsibility than everyone else in her family. She lives in a one parent home, so you see her struggle she as the head of the house.
I would recommend this book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck because of numerous reasons, including its writing style. The book mainly reflects on the average life of a middle school student, and their struggles. This book can possibly captivate the mind of the reader because they could’ve been shocked by the struggles of Greg, or can really connect to Greg’s experiences and thoughts, especially around their family and
Along with several comparisons these books are very alike in more ways than one, with very few contrasts. Rhiannon is a junior in high school who is shy and reserved. So far she has made it through high school without anyone noticing her abusive relationship with her boyfriend Justin. In the book Everyday you watch the neglect slowly send her down an unhealthy downward spiral. But all things are going to change when a new guy who ends up becoming her best friend (who wants to be more than friends) notices Rhiannon 's problem.
“IT WAS A QUEER, SULTRY SUMMER, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.” This is the first sentence of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This autobiographical book follows the life of Esther Greenwood, she wins a junior editor on a magazine and goes to New York for a month and works for a woman named Jay Cee. She doesn’t know why she is in New York because she is not having the fun she should be. Her along with eleven other girls are living in a woman’s hotel. After a painful month in New York, her relationships get extremely complicated with her mother and her college boyfriend Buddy Willard.
In Atonement, Briony, a 13 year old girl has a cousin living with her named Lola who confesses she has been raped on this summer night. She also finds out earlier in the day that Robbie wrote her sister a very explicit, sexual note and thinks he is very aggressive. Lola tells Briony that she does not know who did this, so in result she blames Robbie based on the person she thinks he is. When Briony tells the police about the rape they sentence Robbie years in prison and he later is deployed to war so he can be out of prison. He had all hopes and dreams of going to medical school to become a doctor.
Her name is Melinda Sordino who had suffered a sexual assault from a senior at her high school, Merryweather High School, in a summer party before entering school. This novel describes her emotional journey through school and how her relationships with others as her family, friends, teachers, and even herself have changed or influenced her actions. The theme of Speak is one choice or action can affect others. Andy Evans sexually assaulting Melinda causes her to become severely depressed, Mr. Freeman’s supportive art class helps Melinda heal and find herself, and Melinda’s “friends” influenced her to speak up. Firstly, the cause of Melinda becoming severely depressed was Andy Evans sexually assaulting her.
Instead, read these books with your kids and explain why you agree or disagree with the content. Teach your children both sides, explain why some people are unhappy with the book, and discuss why you are (or not) in agreement with it. Use these books as tools to teach and cement the lessons you feel are important for your
1 in 5 women are raped during their time in college, usually by someone they know. According to the Justice Department, college aged women (16-24) experience the highest rate of DV in their dating lives than any other age group. This can be a serious situation, because women away at college can feel trapped in their relationship, especially if they are far from home. He or she may feel alone or cut off from their They may be afraid to call attention to their situation due to the social settings on campus. (Break the Cycle, Inc.
Looking back, being a teenager can be the most difficult time in a person’s life: trying to figure oneself out, thinking their parents are against them, and wanting to fit in with their peers. Therefore, how does one cope when they are clearly different? By reading Do you stutter: a guide for teens, by The Stuttering Foundation, a teenager can find strategies and advice on how to cope with being unique. The book consists of seven chapters that range from facts and myths about stuttering to coping strategies that include speech therapy. In my future as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), I would highly recommend my teenage clients who stutter to read this book.
I think it is important for teens to read this book because it allows the readers to see how important it is for people to stand up for what they think is good for them, even if it isn 't accepted by society. Ray Bradbury stresses the importance of originality as well as showing the need for knowledge in a society, and if
The book Cuts by Patricia McCormick is a book that has a powerful idea, the idea of a protagonist recovering from self-harm. Cuts started out with so much potential. Callie comes across as a character that many high schoolers can relate to. She is a runner, a perfectionist, struggles with a sibling that takes all her parent’s attention, and has social anxiety. In the beginning of the book I was rooting for Callie.
Earlier this month, a “sexting ring” at Canon City High School in Colorado was uncovered by school authorities. Involved were minors and legal adults, who had scandalist pictures and images of naked minors. This has brought upon the question of, “How do you prosecute and punish those involved in these acts?” Those responsible for these acts must take the punishment which they are served when the time comes. The judge is gathering the information and having the ones involved questioned. He is debating between the prosecution of sex offender or just a misdemeanor.
In addition she uses Katniss Everdeen (a dynamic character from the popular movie “The Hunger Games”) as a symbol of inspirations to young teen who endure but never talks. Throughout the article, Gay use the appeals of ethos, logs and pathos to successfully shape her argument of literature being a stepping tool for young adults to overcome many obstacle. Which effectively cause the reader not to question her validity of this article. Although the struggles that Katniss was encumbered with were way worse that her own, she was able to survive through her strength and constant