I definitely enjoyed reading this book. I kept turning the pages of Jesse by Gary Soto. This book tells the story of a boy who drops out of high school during his senior year, and joins his brother at City College. The brothers meet new people, try to earn more money to add to the little they have, and get through the tough times of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War. This book was very enjoyable to read because of the first person writing style and because Jesse, the main character, has a very different lifestyle than mine. The first person writing style helped me get a direct point of view from the main character. I also thought it was very different and fascinating to read about a different heritage (Mexican), and life, such as going to
The first book that I decided I would save would have to be The Giver by Lois Lowry. The book the Giver is about a boy named Jonas who lives in an almost perfect world. Everyone is treated, acts, and looks the same, which causes the society to be near perfect with no problems. At age 12, all of the teens are given a job based on what the government thinks they will be best at. At the ceremony of the twelves all of the teens are given their jobs, but Jonas is chosen for a special job that
I recommend “Cryer’s Cross” to my best friend because it is an amazing book. When I first read the book I thought I wouldn’t like it. But now I am in love with the book. The characters really engage me in the book and I think my friend would fall in love with the characters like I did. You can feel all the emotion in the book and I think that is what engaged me the most. You can feel how the character feels and it makes you feel connected to the characters. One of the quotes from the book is “When it is over, We breath and ache like old oak, like peeling birch. One of our lost souls set free. We move, a chess piece in the dark room, cast-iron legs a centimeter at a time, crying out in silent carved graffiti. Calling to our next victim, Our
But, the way the author used symbolism, foreshadowing, and relatable quotes stood out to me the most. When I was reading and even after, I found myself making connections and thinking deeper into the books
it wasn't the best book rye bread but it was a good book. I like that story was about him running away from people that tried to find him and got adopted.it was kind of confusing and hard to believe was that heWas still alive after 2 shots in the leg. but I didn't like of the book was that it was showing a whole bunch of murder and all that. the story was kind of predictable because you could easily tell what was going to happen next. the story was believable becausethis event actually happened but what the part that was not a believable was the characters. the ending was not the best I've red but it was
The story that I choose to read was Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven. I originally choose to read this book because it’s cover looked very interesting to me. The title hooked me and reading the book has been nothing but interesting. The book was about to teenagers whose worlds were completely different but were both the exact opposite of ideal. They were both struggling through hard times until they found each other. I would recommend other people my age to read this book because it is so inspirational and because once you start reading it it is hard to put it down. It keeps you interested and helps you learn how to get through some hard times.
My favorite part of the book was the warning signs to know when a stranger is a potential threat. This was fascinating to me because I’ve been told since I was just a little boy to beware of strangers. But with all these warnings about strangers I had never been told how to recognize when a
It was really a joy reading it and experiencing the tolls of the tragedies on the narrator as I read. However, it was a very sad and moving story that would have you crying at parts and laughing out loud at others. I would suggest this book to anyone, as long as they enjoy books that might make them a bit emotional. Overall, I thought this was one of the best books I have ever read, just the story line was truly fantastic.
Personally reading The House on Mango Street made me realize how much I truly relate to Esperanza. The beginning of the book is more to where I relate because for me as well, I moved around alot when I was younger. I definitely relate to the first chapter the most.
My favorite book and the best book to read, is Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Sharon Draper is an excellent author and such a terrific writer that she won the Coretta Scott King Award for Authors twice; in 1998 and also in 2007. She has also received other awards for her writing but, the one that directly impacted me was when her book Out of My Mind received the Sunshine State Young Readers award in 2011-2012. This award brings to attention the books that are considered to be great reads for my age group and it was this that brought the book to my attention when I was in the fourth grade. It was this book that helped me understand people with disabilities.
This book pulled at my heart with both sorrow and joy. The plot of this book is a huge eye opener that needs to be more publicised. The prose was not of great depth, but the author did a wonderful job in portraying the seriousness of homeless children. Therefore, also what optimism and ambition can do to make a difference in not only someone else's life but your own. As a reader, you will learn something from this book. Rowlands did a magnificent job with the main characters like Clary and Leefe so well developed they feel like they are your close friends. I found the descriptiveness in this book spectacular. Though this book is fiction I hope that the programs for the homeless children are based on fact. Most people think of the homeless as
Losing It by Emma Rathbone was far from a favorite of mine. While I loved the idea of telling the story of a 26 year old virgin who was insecure about her lack of sexual experience the story fell flat from everything I was expecting.
The cover of this book caught my eye and I wondered what it was. When I saw it I thought to myself and I said I would give this book a chance. I flipped the book over and I started reading a paragraph about the book. It had a lot of details and it was describing the characters very well. A good book for me is one with a
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani was an exceptionally interesting book that constantly kept me on my toes and anticipating what would happen next. Even though the main characters themselves were not relatable, I could relate to many of the emotions that they felt throughout the book. For example, when Agatha’s mother sacrificed herself so that her daughter could avoid facing execution with Tedros, I could imagine the turmoil that my mother felt when she would sacrifice something important to her for the sake of my brother and I. Although the main plot of the book and its characters was not something that I could really relate to, it still had many symbols and themes that hit me hard when I encountered them. For example, at the