I absolutely loved this book. The story really sucked me in, and I loved the idea of a small town with such a big secret. Kendall is a strong female character who is driven to the very end. The twist is unexpected and
One will eventually come across the day where they are able to figure out who they truly are as a person. A discovery like this will lead to new chapters of life and start new beginnings. Although finding one 's identity can be difficult to understand and accept, it is crucial in life to discover oneself. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, a teenage girl, who had to overcome and deal with an awful tragedy, takes readers on the long journey she walked before finding meaning and value in who she is as a person. The journey I was taken on while reading the novel had a beneficial effect on myself, expressed significance to the world about a common topic and showed how the main character gradually changed throughout the story.
The theme in Counting by 7s is personal loss, family, and friendship. Willow had lost her parents to a car accident and that took a toll on her. Among her grief she had friends who helped her to overcome it and I’d say that’s a really important thing. Losing parents or someone that you really care about must be really hard. But having friends or family that can be by your side during that time is really important. Friendship, family, and personal loss is overall the main themes in this book.
In The Time of the Butterflies I am exposed to many different viewpoints. An important one being Minerva Mirabal. This novel takes me through the crazy lives of the Mirabal’s. This family is in a personal war against El Jefe Trujillo. As the novel progresses Trujillo becomes intrigued by Minerva. Attracted to her mind of her own, she is Trujillo’s new mission.
“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives,” stated Alan Sachs. This applies to Chris McCandless who always had to live life to the fullest. Chris McCandless wanted to live a life away from others for many different reasons. He had issues with emotional intimacy with others and himself. He always needed to live the extremes of life. Alex's experiences has affected lots of different people, including me.
If Kathryn and I would have been sisters or even identical twins it wouldn 't have made us any closer than we are today. This friendship has set some standards for all my other friendships. Kathryn is family. But no she really is, she 's my cousin. And ever since we were babies, we have been together. Birthdays, holidays, vacations, even down to doctors visits- you name it, Kathryn is always with me.
The Witch of the Blackbird Pond was about a girl named “Kit” or Katherine Tyler who ended up meeting a lady named Hannah Tuff, who people thought was a witch. Kit’s journey began when she moved to Wethersfield to live with her aunt named Rachael after her grandfather passed away. She traveled on a boat called the dolphin, and met Nat Eaten and flirted and hung out with him. She also met a polite, young man named John Holbrook. During the trip they stopped by America, and Kit got off the boat. While getting back on, a small child dropped her toy and pitched a fit, but no one moved so Kit dived in and grabbed it. Then Nat jumped in to save her because he did not think she was able to swim. When they arrived in Wethersfield, she told the captain that she didn’t tell her aunt she was coming, but when Rachael saw her she was happy and let her stay. It was pretty hard to adapt to the new place, and do labor that her old slaves used to do.
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 Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman is the true story of the brave men who risked their own lives to save others. The journey across the sea consisted of many situations that they had to face. Not many people would risk their own lives to save someone else’s. The book describes the situations in a great deal, and any reader will enjoy reading the book.
This book was absolutely phenomenal. The quirky characters and the close relationships they had with each other pull in the reader. It uses suspense to keep the reader constantly guessing what will happen next. In this book Chris Crutcher confronts many mature themes such as mental illness, racism, suicide, and death, while still being able to keep the book light hearted in many places. It also explores the importance of friendship, romantic relationships, family, and dealing with personal loss. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a captivating
I was born in America and have grown up in America my entire life. I have never experienced anything similar to what the characters went through in the book, The Book of the Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Therefore, I found this book to be very interesting and eye opening. The characters had to pack up all their belongings, leave their comfortable life, and leave family and friends behind to move to a new country. This journey came with lots of challenges. They had to face different cultures, diverse people, strange food, difficult jobs and a different, hard-to-learn language. People all over the world face tough situations and hardships daily, and this book that had a very heartwarming and tear jerking story highlighted the tough
She will emphasize a point she made around 200 pages before. This did not especially inconvenience me in light of the fact that I felt that she was effectively giving so as to express the idea in a more prominent accentuation. The book is a touch longer than it should have been too. Despite the fact that the general population in this book alongside the various transients were looking for a superior life in the north, the fight for correspondence was long from over and the absolute most intriguing parts of the book for me were their encounters in the north. I took in an awesome arrangement perusing the book. I adored the way that the creator really took after genuine individuals sharing the hardships and in addition their determination attempting to improve lives for themselves and future eras. My motivation in composing this critique is to urge more individuals to peruse the book and particularly those that experienced childhood with the south side of Chicago as I did. In general, I observed this book to be extremely intensive and exceptionally moving. This is unquestionably a book everybody ought to peruse in any event once. I like how the creator made it a story alongside information about what it was like during the
I feel this book was made for those who are having a hard time in their lives. This book may show them that the hard times don't always last. it may also show them that they are not the only ones in a certian type pain. Rather that pain being physically abused, the feeling of being at deaths door, or just simply letting people down. If it hurts than it hurts but, "if you can take it, you can make it." I feel this quote means it doesn't matter how much pain you go through. It just matters what you do after the fact especially if that something you love doing.
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character. Each event in the story was felt emotionally and gave me insight into the mind of Jeanette (The Main Character). Another reason I think this book is popular is because the story is based off of the authors childhood
The book consists of many compelling short stories that revolve around the major conflict, which allowed me to read the book without losing interest. However, the book was not just entertaining to read, but taught me many life lessons and allowed me to realize many important facts. For example, in the book, Denver and Ron are two opposite people that have virtually nothing in common and are actually a little bit scared of each other at first. However, after they decide to reach out to one another, they not only become best friends, but end up changing each others’ lives for the better. This reminded me that I could be a little bit more outgoing and friendly in life, reaching out to other people instead of seeing the same couple of faces every day. If I were to meet more people and get to know them, I could make a lot of new friends. Moreover, this shows that our society, myself included, should not be so stereotypical and judgemental, especially to those that are different than us. Initially, Denver and Ron stereotyped each other without even thinking about it, and placed thoughts in their heads that they would dislike the other. People do this every day and it is horribly wrong, as you cannot judge someone simply by the way they look. Much like Ron and Denver, you must get to know a person before you can judge them, and by doing this, many people that you thought badly of may turn out to be great