I would give this rate because I really enjoyed this book. I thought the language in this book was very complex. I didn’t find the vocabulary very hard, but every sentence had a deeper meaning than on the surface. I thought that made this book was very insightful. I really related to Jacqueline because she was the youngest child in her family for a long time, and I am the youngest. I thought that Jacqueline struggled being the youngest and finding a place in her family, as do I sometimes. Overall I really enjoyed this book because I really could relate to most of Jacqueline's feelings. I really enjoyed this complex novel with all its imagery and vivid
The Wave, by Todd Strasser, is a novel about a school-wide experiment about how the German people could have followed Hitler and the Nazis. Two characters Laurie Saunders and Robert Billings showed a dramatic change in their actions, popularity, and their emotions from the Wave experiment. Together they had a huge impact at their school, Gordon High.
Overall, “The Finest Hours” wasn't that good at the beginning but it got a lot better by the end. However, I don't really like nonfiction books so I probably would have never picked this book up off the shelf. But, if you are a teen and enjoy nonfiction disaster stories or books involving heroic rescues then you would probably savor this book. To conclude, I would rate this book around a 2.7 out of 5
When the wave starts out Laurie likes the concept of it and everybody else does too. But when everybody else started to grow more inclined to it she liked it less. Laurie started to come to multiple realizations about the wave after a supper conversation with her parents. When Laurie told her parent about it her father was supportive of it but her mother was not very fond of it. Her mother disliked how everyone was stripped of individuality. All the students in the wave aside from Laurie barely spoke for themselves as their own person. Just for the wave. Laurie didn't like how the experiment robbed people of their own opinions, how everyone is listening to Mr. Ross and obeying to him and how the people inside the wave treat outsiders.
Narrative texts can be interpreted in a variety of different ways and Crew’s techniques are unique and compelling. They grasp the reader’s attention by beginning the novel with a first person narration and talking directly to the audience outside of the novel’s context. The novel is historical fiction set in the 19th century with references from other novels that emerged in the 20th century. While reading the story there is a blurred line between fact and fiction of historical events through the use of fictocriticism. Gary crew contrived brilliantly for the young narrator to connect and relate to secondary school students. The allusions in Voicing the dead are obvious with the literately and genre techniques of Fictocriticism.
The average person would not pick up a scientific book and have a yearning urge to read it. It is the author’s job to captivate their audience’s attention as quickly as possible. In the book The Wave by Susan Casey, she does an amazing job at captivating her audience’s attention. From the very first sentence Casey tells us an epic story about waves. She throws you right into the middle of a storm right in front of a huge wave measuring 100 feet tall. It is clear that survival is not guaranteed but in the end the crew of Discovery makes it out alive, able to talk about their encounter with a monster of the ocean.
Hey everybody, it's Haley! On Sunday I went to go see The 5th Wave, but before I start off, I'd like to mention that I also read the book. You know how everyone says, "The book is always better than the movie.", well it wasn't any better than the movie. In my opinion, the movie was just as good as the book, like seriously. Even though the directors might've missed a few things from the book, it was literally just a fast pace version than the book. Everything was just so phenomenal; the scenes, conversations, and the actors were just so amazing. Anyway, let me get into the movie.
There are many companies in the world today that put an idea of this perfect female body into the heads of women. These images lead to a faulty standard men hold of women and their bodies and that women strive to become. Margaret Atwood addresses the issue of the way men view the female body by writing her essay in the viewpoints of a male so the reader can better understand how the expectation men have of the female body is unrealistic. First, she uses an allusive comparison to show the male expectation of the female body and how it is objectified as if it were a doll that comes with accessories. Next, she uses an anecdote with defamiliarization to show how the way the father views a Barbie doll and the way it portrays the female body to young girls is hypocritical. Lastly, Margaret Atwood uses insidious diction to talk about how men not only view the female body as a product but how they also use the female body as a product which can be sold amongst businessmen. In The Female Body, Margaret Atwood uses many rhetorical devices to convey how the female body is viewed through the eyes of men.
Do you ever wish that you had superpowers? Or do you wish that there were alien creatures, about to invade the Earth, and you would be the one to put a stop to that? Well, many of us had wished or thought about things like these, knowing that they are completely unrealistic and that they wouldn’t happen. Although, things like these usually happen in books or in movies. Many people like to watch movies that have superpowers in them, while others like to read them in books, using their own imaginations to picture what is going on. Well, which one do you think is better? Watching a movie to see the unrealistic things that we imagine? Or, reading it through a book, picturing everything in your head? The 5th Wave is one of the many books that also have movie versions of themselves. It’s about a 16-year old girl named Cassie Sullivan. There are aliens called ‘silencers’ and ‘the others’ that are trying to wipe out the human race by sending a number of waves. Cassie is now living in the 5th Wave, where she is trying to find her little brother Sam Sullivan. Sam is in Camp Haven, training for the 5th Wave, while Cassie is going on a big adventure, trying to find her brother. Along the way, both Cassie and Sam get help from new friends, like Ben Parish, and Evan Walker. They eventually find each other and work together to put an end to the 5th wave.
The wave and dead poets’ society respectively show the struggle between the concepts of individuality and conformity. The book and movie adopt different techniques and concepts to help deliver their messages. These include the similar themes in both such as the use of a school setting, the teacher figure who encourages students to either conform or rebel and individual characters struggling to be themselves in a conformist setting.
“Death by Landscape” The relationship between the main characters, Lucy and Lois is what builds up the story of “Death by Landscape.” The two girls are near-to-complete opposites and when one vanishes at the climax of the story, Margaret Atwood shows how the other copes with the mysterious disappearance and why it had to be Lucy to disappear. Lois had been to Camp Manitou before Lucy, so she felt as though she needed to help Lucy in everyway.
The Wave is a story about a high school senior class that has been intrigued to join their teacher’s cult known as the Wave. Several people tried to prevent the denial of his movement. Laurie Saunders the main character in the wave, is a rebellious girl who is very ashamed of this movement and is not inspired by her history teacher. He shows them a very emotional video of what Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party did. Some of the students take it more personal than others do. Because of Laurie’s bravery, independence, and determination, Laurie denies the Wave.
Poetry has been defined by many people in numerous ways. Robert Frost puts it perfectly stating “A poem begins in delight, it inclines to the impulse, it assumes a direction with the first line laid down, it runs a course of lucky events, and ends in a clarification of life…” In Margaret Atwood’s Siren Song, it does just that. The speaker portrays the scenery and the siren as danger.
Books that get published nowadays are usually intended for a specific audience. This often leads to a lack of interest by different audiences; Yancey, however, mitigates this problem with ease. “Finding a manuscript that will satisfy both audiences has become the holy grail of publishing. It's a tricky line to walk, and few succeed. But Rick Yancey's wildly entertaining new novel, The 5th Wave, is such a book” (Cronin). Mr. Cronin states it quite well, the book is incredibly entertaining. From
Atwood uses the first chapter to introduce the characters and establish setting. She opens up the book by starting to describe the setting of the place in first person point of view from the character. This is effective because the first person point of view allows the narrator to contextualize key terms and explain through her actions and feelings what the new setting is. For example, “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.”, “A balcony ran around the room, for the spectators, and I thought I could smell, faintly like and afterimage, the pungent scent of sweat, shot through with the sweet taint of chewing gum and perfume from the watching girls, felt skirted as I knew from pictures, later in miniskirts,