In 1925 without telling the head of the school board, Mr. Jordan Ida Bidson, a fourteen year old takes over her teacher’s job secretly after the teacher left when an emergency popped up with her mother. Ida and her fellow classmates continued on with their studies hoping not to repeat everything that they learned this year. Until the county examiner comes, she finds out what they are doing but agrees to not tell Mr. Jordan if every child takes the exam. Ida and Tom, the only two eighth graders in the school were the only ones that had to take it to pass the eighth grade and move on to high school.
Seventeen year old Kendall Fletcher has lived on a farm in the tiny town of Cryer’s Cross since she was little. A town where everyone knows everyone. Kendall has a great life. Mainly due to her amazingly sweet and attractive boyfriend Nico and to the school 's football team, the only distraction she has to forget about her OCD. But things start changing when mysterious Jacian arrives in town with his sister Marlena. Nico starts acting unusual until one day he disappears completely. This was not the first missing person’s case in Cryer 's Cross. A year ago Tiffany Quinn, a sophomore from Kendall’s school went missing. The sheriff, along with the majority of the townsfolk, were never able to find her body.
The book starts of with Summer in her home where she lives her mother father and older brother Henry. She dating her brother’s best friend Lewis. Her family ask where she is going and shes lectured
Summary: My Side of the Mountain is about a boy named Sam Gribley. Sam lives in New York, but wants more than anything to live in the Catskill Mountains. His great-grandfather's land is up there, and Sam believes that he could live up there alone and survive. One day, Sam sets out. He goes into the woods and avoids other humans. He makes friends with the animals instead. He even finds and trains a falcon. He uses the most any skills he has to enable his survival.
In this essay I will be talking about how educated Wes Moore and Arthur Agee have in common with their families. In Hoop Dreams and The Other Wes Moore these two kids went thru a lot in life that brought them down but there was always something that kept them going to accomplishing their dreams.
In chapter 13 of the Bully Boys FitzGibbon and Tommy went to search for Tommy’s dad. They went to where Tommy’s dad’s militia was supposed to be. Once they got there they didn’t find anyone. After that they went to a field hospital to find Tommy’s dad. They went in the tent and were hit with a foul smell. There were many wounded men. Someone called Tommy. It was his neighbor Mr.Givens. He gave Tommy a letter to give to his wife and showed Tommy his arm that had been cut off. Tommy realized that the men were more wounded that he thought. Tommy did not find his father in the tent so they asked the doctor. The doctor told them to look in the barn. While the were walking Tommy’s dad yelled his name. Tommy found his father.
with new people. Through the stories hardships when Jayson moved to the rich side of town,
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.
The book starts off with John messing with his bowl of cereal, while talking to his mother about why his sister, Audrey, is not down stairs yet. He says that maybe she didn’t feel like coming downstairs. Audrey comes down the stairs and asked where her dad was. We learn that John and Audrey are going to a new school.
There is a lot of conflicts in A Separate Peace, but the main conflict would be Gene and Finny’s relationship. Their relationship is a love-hate relationship. They are close and then apart and then the relationship disappears. Gene is the brains of between the two of them and adores Finny who is Gene`s best friend. Finny is the athletic one, the best athlete in school even. Also he is handsome and is easy to get along with. As the boys stay close, Finny starts having Gene play more games, so that means less time for Gene to study for school. One day Gene wakes up at dawn on the beach with Finny. He immediately realizes that he has an exam at ten am, so he tells Finny that they need to
Over the summer I read about a person who was a really good track star and served in World War II. Written by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken is a non-fiction World War II story about a young man named Louis Zamperini. The story takes place in the pacific islands and Japan during World War II Louis grew up as a restless and naughty boy, but then became a good and famous track star before getting drafted into the second world war. Louis faces the challenge of surviving on his own and enduring cruelty against Japanese leaders as a prisoner of war.
So much to tell you by John Marsden is a not very long book. The book consists of 150 pages, and is about a 14 year old girl named Mariana, who can’t speak after her father threw acid in her face. Her father didn't mean to hit her but her mother, but missed. This caused Mariana trauma and her living on a mental hospital for a while but then moved to a boarding school.
When talents are discovered, it is easy for us to place all our worth and purpose in that one thing, despite the warning “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. However, this is exactly what Johnny did in the book Johnny Tremain. As a naturally talented silversmith, Johnny became prideful and foolish, placing all his value in his workmanship. But one day, all of his aspirations disappeared when he burnt his hand, leaving it crippled and useless. Johnny was compelled to leave his days of serving as an apprentice for a silversmith behind him and earnestly search for a new occupation.
Banned Books Week is an annual event starting on September 23 and ending on September 29 celebrating the freedom to read books freely no matter what topics are present throughout the book. The purpose of Banned Books Week is to bring the community together and express and seek ideas in books even if they are considered unorthodox. Throughout this celebratory week publishers, librarians, booksellers, journalists, teachers and more all celebrate the freedom to read and access information that they desire to explore. The outstanding novels by the names of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie are both banned books in many middle school and high
Cold Mountain, written by Charles Frazier, is not necessarily a feminist novel, but a reiteration of the age old call for balance between masculinity and femininity. Legendary heroes such as Achilles, Odysseus , Jason and Hercules must all find balance in their quests lest they fail. Inman, the protagonist, is no different in this civil war era Odyssey. American society’s perceived gender roles radically shifted after the Civil War. Ada, Ruby, and Inman all defy the traditional notions of the devoted housewife and the gruff farmer. With Inman gone on his journey , back to Black Cove, Ada is left to fend for herself in a male ruled job, running the farm. Ruby, similarly, grew up with an drunkard father and learned to survive at an early age.