Thursday, May 28, 2009
My year has been like my greatest fear- a roller coaster. Full of ups and downs, twists and turns.
I've made a friend this year who is invaluable to me. Other friendships have become stronger than even Gorilla Tape and SuperGlue.
I've found confidence this year I hadn't had before. I've realized I am more than I thought I was. Better. Stronger.
This year has been a learning experience. More than the knowled I've gained inside this learning facility, I've learned the contents of my own heart.
I am more than ecstatic the year is over, but it has been invaluable to how invincible I feel now.
George's barely hidden love and compassion for the dopey Lennie tugs even the coldest person's heartstrings. Though gruff at first glance, George always appeases Lennie's wishes. Whether for a repeat of the story he knows by heart, or to get a puppy, or a rabbit, George always satisfies.
Lennie's apitude for trouble is heart wrenching. Though good hearted, Lennie's size and IQ often lead him to misdeeds. A big man, Lennie finds it hard to be gentle.
Though Lennie is a nuisance, George takes him under his wing every time.
I highly recommend this novel. By far, this is in my top 3 favorite books I have ever read.
Once again, I have have tricked you.
The House on Mango Street creates a jig saw puzzle view into the life of the Hispanic girl Experanza.
Each mini-chapter, or vignette, gives a glimpse into the multi-faceted life of this young girl whose race creates a struggle for acceptance and respect.
Some looks are happy and precious others are grim and haunting.
I did not enjoy The House on Mango Street as it did not have a specific or directional plot. There wasn't a true story to follow. However, it gives a realistic view into present-day racism. Good for light research.
Okay. Now that I've got you hooked. I was maybe-okay completely-lying about the above statement.
While The Giver does not include adrenaline pumping duels with dinosaurs, it is still a great novel. I highly recommend it.
The premise of Lowry's work is the following of a boy who stands out in his utopia of 'Sameness.' This is a boy who receive the memories of what was a happy, loving, often tragic and depressing world before the utopia was created.
Now a regulated machine, the world Jonas knew did not know love. His work with the Giver gave him a gift more special than anything he had ever received before.