Close your eyes, think of your very best friend, think of all the memories you have together, think of how without them you wouldn't be complete, this world wouldn’t be complete. Then suddenly you get a call saying they're gone. Forever. And the worst part is, it was their choice to leave. They took their own life. Would you feel guilty? Most people would say yes to feeling guilty and the characters in this book were no exception. It’s hard to imagine what one does after their best friend commits suicide. This book takes you through all of that. “I Was Here” by Gayle Forman really touched my heart and opened my eyes to the world around me. “I Was Here” is about a girl, Meg who commits suicide alone in a hotel room and had the whole thing planned for many months. When her best friend Cody finds out she is devastated and goes on a journey to find out what Meg never told her and what Meg’s life was really like. “I Was Here” by Gayle Forman absolutely shows three very strong character traits of Cody, which are the power of strength, independence, and intelligence.
Richard Wagamese, the award-winning author of the novel Keeper’n Me (2006) as well as various other literary pieces such as Dream Wheels (2006), Medicine Walk (2014), and Indian Horse (2012), was born in 1955 in Northwestern Ontario and is from the Wabaseemoong First Nation. Through the combination of Wagamese’s fictional writing blended with components of his personal life in Keeper’n Me specifically, the fifty-nine year old author has been recognized for this and other phenomenal works through a variety of diverse awards in his years of writing including being the recipient of the 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media and Communications. His debut novel allows audiences to get a glimpse of what this writer is capable of and furthermore his personal life as he incorporates many fascinating concepts into it while keeping it a light read.
The article “Gimme an A (I Insist!) by Abigail Sullivan Moore is a commentary on grade inflation in high schools. The author discusses how high school averages are on the rise while SAT scores are staying the same. Moore goes into detail about how teachers are giving students better grades in an attempt to spare their feelings. She then covers how this negatively affects our students. The major points that will be covered in this paper are how relevant this article is and how the problem discussed is affecting our students.
Hillenbrand and the author of the text about Mine’ Okubo explain how perseverance and resilience are essential for surviving difficult times. Throughout both texts, the authors use several methods to develop this central idea.
Michelle Alexander 's view of the book was and still is efficient in respect to our general public today and our broader society. Michelle Alexander thoughts was positioned around a framework and was set up from the earliest point beginning with denying citizenship, The racial Caste framework is still to a great extent unaltered with just the dialect to legitimize its presence a movement in belief system, society and foundations. The essential vehicle for the majority of this is the war on medications, which isn 't a reaction to a huge medication issue in the chestnut and dark groups, rather a man-made good frenzy to lift a little issue. The station framework locks individuals up in the slammer actually and for all intents and purposes. The rate of detainment is the biggest imprisonment rate on the planet. I think it expanded by like 800% in 2 decades. 700 for every 100,000 by the turn of 21st century. These truths are imperative about medication use Drug use was higher among whites than whatever other race be that as it may; CIA admitted to fundamentally planting break in poor and dark groups to just about make the war on medications. These variables undermines the old Jim Crow System dark examples of overcoming adversity undermined the rationale of Jim Crow, be that as it may they really fortify the arrangement of mass imprisonment. Mass detainment depends for its authenticity on the across the board conviction that every one of the individuals who seem caught at the base
Imagine being captured and living in a POW camp during WWll. Louie Zamperini did just that. He was a strong man and has been through so many traumatic events that has caused him to suffer physically and emotionally. He has lived as long as he did because of his determination to pursue his goals and fight for what he thinks is right. Louie was a tough kid. He didn’t like to follow the rules and never listened to his parents. He started drinking at a young age as well as smoking. This has helped Louie though because he has learned many ways to get out of a bad situation. As Louie Zamperini journeys through life, the novel, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand describes him as a resourceful and determined man.
"If you can take it, you can make it," Louie's older brother once told him. Those words stuck with Louie for the rest of his life being exercised in a number of circumstances. Unbroken's central idea was perseverance. In every chapter of the book Louie was faced with obstacles that he somehow found a way to overcome. Throughout the book hillenbrand also explored personal and spiritual issues.
He’s a tough, resilient ANZAC. The rugged, easygoing bushman. He casts a disinterested eye on literature and art. He’s the irreverent underdog, playing footy.
In the first half of the historical nonfiction novel, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Louie Zamperini endures many hardships in his life. These struggles make me feel sorry for him and the trouble he is in. As a child, he was unable to fit in, his peers considered him “a bad kid”. Louie would unfortunately steal things on the streets, and consistently get into fights with others, commonly for no reason at all. However, the positive side to his actions, was the speed and running ability he built up. I felt relieved when his brother encouraged his participation on the school track team. In a nutshell, Louie was a natural star. His large, skinny frame and long frame gave him ideal running characteristics. No longer was Louie a bad kid, he was a
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand was a very interesting story to read for the reason that the researcher does not revolve around one or only her outlook, so you get to hear everyone’s perspective on what was going on. I love how it tells from a researchers point because although she is telling the story of what was happening back in WWII she adds in things from the future. Some quotes in the text were said or written by the people whom she wrote
Jane Jacobs begins chapter eleven, about the last condition necessary for the existence of diversity: that there should be a dense concentration of people including residents. The main success factor in this condition is based on population density. The chapter starts off by Jacobs beginning statement supported by Samuel Jackson. The relationship of concentration can also be known as high density to conveniences and to other kinds of diversity is generally well understood as it applies to downtowns. Jacobs notes that high dwelling densities have a bad name in orthodox planning and housing theory; they are supposed to lead to every kind of difficulty and failure. If there is high population densities in residential areas that does not necessarily mean that it will lead to the slums. There is a supposed correlation that is incorrect between high densities and trouble, or high densities and slums.
Cancer can do many things. It can shake the foundation of a family, it causes people to question their faith, it can cause severe damage to the body, destroy the spirit and can take life. But for Jessica Rees, the one thing her terminal cancer never managed was taking her joy for life and her love for God. “Never Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her Joy Jars” is the book that I read. The author was her father, Erik Rees. It’s the story about her daughter and how she battled for her cancer.
One of the group, Miss Louisa Reid, was sober enough to offer her account of the evening; “we was on a night out and everything were fine ‘till someone from the lower rooms started an argument with David and it escalated from there”
You & Me was a quick and addicting romance. It was sweet and sexy. The characters were adorable and so much fun. Even though the story was short it was very well developed, that it didn’t make me feel lost. The banter between the sexy doctor and vegetarian was laugh out loud funny, I couldn’t stop but giggling at their flirtatious arguments. I definitely want to read more of Author Veronica Larsen’s work. Thx for
Now looking back at age four and forty, I know that every person has an amazing story filled with tears – filled with joy – filled with anger – filled with boredom and filled with passion. But the best is now and the story in the making. Prophecy and bless your future. Some stories are better because the storyteller has completed the art of storytelling and tell it with genuine emotion from the heart, other stories are just so horrifying and the fact that a person survived through it all is a miracle – a good story inspires the listener. My story is a story true from my heart with many complex elements that shaped me into the adult I am today… now that cancer entered my body I just want to get the story out of my system, and open up the hidden areas.