Friday, May 12, 2017

Blog Post #8

I'm reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
The narrator is a third person narrator but focuses more on Eleanor.
I think the author wants me to feel pity, worried, anxious, and scared for Eleanor's home life.
I think the author's tone is anxious.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Blog Post #7

In my novel, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor's mother is in an unhealthy relationship with her new husband, Richie. Richie sometimes hits Eleanor's mother. When Eleanor and her three other siblings hear Richie and their mother arguing, they al, huddle together without calling the police because Eleanor now believes that "seemed like something a child would do, or a fool."

I think that many children and women in those situations are scared to call the police because they're afraid the abuser will possibly even kill them for doing such thing. I've read books and seen movies about abusive relationships, and many don't survive them. I think it's a huge tragedy because no one deserves to be beaten for no reason at all. And sometimes people don't even realize how bad their abusive spouse is and I think that's the saddest part because they will keep forgiving the person they love and continue to make excuses for them.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Blog Post #6

1.  word: Suboptimal    page #87
         definition: Of less than the highest standard or quality.
2.  word: Gnarled         page #123
         definition: Knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age.
3. word: Embroidered  page #152
         definition: Decorate (cloth) by seeing patterns on it with thread.
4. word: Quarrelsome  page #155
         definition: Given to or characterized by quarreling.
5. word: Vastness        page #169
         definition: Very great extent or size.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Blog Post #4

Book title: Love Letters to The Dead
Author: Ava Dellaira
Book page: 195-196

"Sometimes, the car's driver would see us in the street and screech the brakes. But lots of times, because it was dusk, the driver couldn't see. May would wait just a second too long before she rolled away. The first time we played, I thought the car would really hit her. I ran out into the street in front of it, waving my arms up and down, until it came to a screeching stop. An old woman got out and started yelling at us. When she was gone, May turned to me. 'What's wrong with you? Don't you get it? That's not how the game works.'"

I chose the his passage because I think that May wanted to die. Maybe even before she knew she did. That's why she did all of these brave yet near death stunts; because she truly wanted to die. Or maybe because she just loved the feeling of adrenaline running through her veins every time she was in front of a car or walking near edge on the train tracks high above water. Like almost dying was fun to her. Like after anything she did, she knew it wouldn't matter anymore because she knew she was still alive. Still breathing.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blog post #3

1. Will Hunter ever cheat on his girlfriend again?
2. Will Kristina fully give up crystal meth?
3. Will Summer see her boyfriend after the car accident?
4. Will Trey and Kristina get back together?
5. Is Autumn going to have her baby? Or abort it?

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter Break: Book Summary

     As I've stated in my last book post, Glass by Ellen Hopkins continues the story of Kristina after she gets impregnated and has her baby. At the time, Kristina is working on getting her GED and has just gotten a temporary job at 7 Eleven to make some income. While all this is happening, Kristina is still trying to be a good mother but after being sober for "so long" due to her newborn, she meets with an old "partying" friend while as finds her way back to monster and oh, how much has it missed her.

     As the story continues, Kristina becomes more and more vulnerable to the monster that seemed to ruin her life once and now that she's crawled back, it is highly likely for it to happen again.
     At the place that I am at in the novel, Kristina's birthday has arrived and her only plan is to get high and hopefully forget all the stress that has been put upon her due to her child's baptism which is set for the day after. Although getting high the day beforehand isn't such a great idea, is Kristina really willing to risk her sons baptism and possibly getting kicked out of her parents house just for a little buzz?

     The theme I have come up with, so far, that I think will best fit this novel and just the whole series, is "One decision can effect the rest of your life" since Kristina is continuously choosing meth over the most important things in her life and having to suffer the consequences.