The book I chose to read was called “Shattered” by Debra Puglisi Sharp and Marjorie Preston. It depicts Debra’s life and how she was kidnapped from her home in April, 1998. She was a loving wife to her husband, Nino, who died being shot by the kidnapper. She also has two twins who were in college at the time named Michael and Melissa. Debra was tending to her garden when she then goes back into the house and is hit on the head by the kidnapper knocking her off her feet. The kidnapper then rapes her, puts her in his trunk, and drives off. He takes her to his house where he holds her captive and ties her hands and feet together. While there, she is raped repeatedly and is assaulted. She can’t help but think of her husband and children. Eventually, she finds out that her husband has been murdered by her kidnapper and can’t help but think of getting back to her kids that need her. Five days later, she gets up the courage to escape the room she’s been held
Throughout history, we have seen many people thinking they can take over on their own, and rule and conquer the world. We have seen it in people, leaders, and much more. You have guys like Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Stalin, Paul Castellano, John Gotti with many more. They tried to manipulate and conquer but failed because they haven't realized that to rule you need someone else, like Jordan and Pippen, Brady has Belichick and Jay Z had Beyonce. This is also why, you see those people got killed or killed themselves in an attempt to escape reality. In the novel by Julia Alvarez “Before We Were Free” it is a story based on the author's real life events, but we just see it in a fictional character's perspective. This girl named Anita, the main character
The Ghost of Graylock is about two kids, Bree and Neil Cady, who go and visit with their Aunt's Claire and Anna because they are having family problems with their parents. Along the way ,they meet two kids , Wesley and Eric , who become their friends. The four of them have heard about the rumors of Graylock and decide to go and explore the abandoned asylum. They thought it was going to be a normal investigation, but it turns out to be the scariest day of their lives. Bree and Neil are haunted by scary nightmares,visions and a ghost who wants people to know about her death. Wanting to find answer, they go to the extreme. Breaking into houses, going to the library and even going to a retirement home where Janet Reilly, or better known as Nurse Janet is living. Bree and Neil get an unsuspected twist when a friendly neighbor, Andy, turns out to be Rebecca's dad and is also the killer of Rebecca's mom, Alice, and even Rebecca.
Have you ever just been so fed up with life and just wanted to give up so that you won't have to deal with your problems anymore? Life just seems to be overwhelming. In the book Lessons Learned, I can connect and relate to the main character. I see similar hardships that the character and I have been through. In the novel, Keyshia goes through several problems such as not seeing eye to eye with her mother, being abandoned by her mom throughout her whole 15 years and not knowing her dad until the age 16, and her younger brother Mike being with a dangerous girl. Keysha, the protagonist of Lesson Learned by Earl Sewell and I are alike in many ways . We both share the same views of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel. Therefore, I believe given the chance, we could be friends.
What would you do if you woke up from being unconscious and realized you didn’t know where you were, how you got there or even who you were, and your brutally injured? All you know is that two men want you dead. You would probably fight for your life, just like Candace Scott (she was known as Cady in the beginning of the book then begins to be known as
Bug, by Tracy Letts, is a dark mind altering thriller. Bug takes place in a run down sketchy motel room in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The play centers on Agnes who is a 44-year-old divorced waitress who is trying to hide out from her recently paroled abusive ex-husband Jerry, and the other main character Bug is Peter. Peter is a 27-year-old man who was in the Gulf War. It is unclear if Peter was discharged from the military, or if he went AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave). Peter appears to be quiet and reserved, however, Peter suffers from major paranoia. He believes that he has tiny bugs inside of him put there by the military. Her lesbian best friend, R.C, introduces Agnes to Peter. Agnes and R.C. both love to do cocaine and drink.
Everyone knows the aphorism “Mama knows best,” but even a parent can be misguided. A parent’s behavior notably influences their children. In the short story “The Lie” by Kurt Vonnegut, the author scrutinizes the behavior of parents. A parents’ mission is to give their children opportunities to progress and develop, to show them that they need to amend mistakes, and to place them on the righteous path.
In conclusion, Amy’s resourcefulness can be found in her intelligence, her creative ideas and perseverance all throughout the story. If she didn’t come up with such a good plan, payed attention to every detail or gave up along the way, she would not have been able to get her book back. Now, whenever Lucas messes with her, she can find a way to fool him into getting what she
At fourteen years old, Billie Jo living in Joyce City, Oklahoma with her mother and father during the Great Depression during the 1930’s. Billie Jo and her parents struggled to live their lives during the Great Depression, because The Dust Bowl destroyed many crops, and Billie Jo’s family were farmers. Her father, a wheat farmer, works what’s left of the farm and her mother spends her time cleaning the house. While her mother being pregnant, Billie Jo does her best to make her mother proud. Suddenly a horrific accident happened, Billie Jo’s mother gets burnt really bad due to kerosene left next to the stove, and catching on fire. A month later Billie Jo’s mother dies giving birth to a baby boy named Franklin. Franklin only lives for a few days. Billie Jo is in pain, she feels guilty because of their deaths. She blames her father as well for leaving the kerosene next to the stove. Life goes on and Billie Jo is lonely, has a few friend. But the one thing that
The most influential novel that I read this year is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Walls’s memoir had moving themes of strength, perseverance and forgiveness. It also caused me to have passionate reactions. Finally, The Glass Castle impacted me the most because it forced me to reconsider my opinion of homeless people. This novel was a beneficial reading experience.
Since the beginning of time, fathers have been one of the key figures in a boy 's life. In the poems, “Those Winter Sundays” by Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Robert Hayden, and "Digging" by Seamus Heaney, the love between a father and his son are shown in a variety of ways. These three wonderful poems inspire people, especially fathers and sons, to have deep relationships with one another. The words written by Roethke, Hayden, and Heaney show that it is difficult to keep a relationship strong between a father and his son, because even the smallest mistake can destroy it. Each of these poems demonstrate, in their own way, the complicated and strong love between a father and his son.
The book is about a boy named Francisco and his family are immigrants from Mexico. The family comes to the United States to work to support the family. The family is poor so they have to send Francisco, his older brother Roberto, and Papa to work. While Francisco and Roberto have to go to school. One day the family gets sent back to Mexico but Francisco and Roberto stay for school.
The author of the book is Lou Ann Walker. Lou Ann Walker wrote this book to tell the story of life with death parents and the life of having deaf people in your family..
She was a quiet, precise woman who had been at Welch High School so long that she had also been Dad's English teacher. She was the first person in his life, he once told me, who'd showed any faith in him. She thought he was a talented writer and had encouraged him to submit a twenty-four-line poem called. "Summer Storm" to a statewide poetry competition. When it won first prize, one of Dad's other teachers wondered aloud if the son of two lowlife alcoholics like Ted and Erma Walls could have written it himself. Dad was so insulted that he walked out of school.In Glass Castle, Jeanette's parents are always setting bad examples for Jeanette and her siblings, they steal from others and don’t take care of their kids which make their impressionable
The story stars the husband, Nick, who has been suspected and told to be involved to the unexpected disappearance of his wife, Amy, who has said