Monday, May 25, 2009

Reflection of my Sophmore Year

Personally I really dislike high school and can't wait to be in college. I'm ready to be around more mature people who don't start drama just for the heck of it. I hate that we have so much homework but I guess that is just part of school. Maybe next year will be better. I enjoy being around friends but there is just too much stress to handle sometimes. This year has flew by! Two more! Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut and can be very hurtful or annoying at times. I need this summer break.

Of Mice and Men

Shooting your best friend is the hardest thing in the world to do. Sometimes it is for the better.

George and Lennie travel together in hope of earning enough money to buy their own land and "live off the fatta the land." Lennie is a built man with the mind of a child. He does not realize how to be gentle. Lennie kills without knowing. George has taken care of Lennie for years on end. Now that Lennie has accidentally killed Curley's wife something has to be done. Unfortunately this action is very hard.

I loved this book. This book was very easy to understand and follow. The book was laid out scene by scene and very easy to understand. No missed details to leave you in the dark. I thought that what happened in the end was the best thing to do. Even though that action would definitely scar someone for life. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.

House on Mango Streeet

Growing up in rough neighborhood is never any fun. Esperanza grew up in a rough neighborhood and met all sorts of people. She made many friends and then lost half of them because they all moved around.

I could not follow this book. I'm not sure why this book is required of high school students to read. I did not enjoy this book at all. It could not hold my attention. I know this book is about her life as she grew up in a rough neighborhood but truthfully it was not that interesting. It sounds like a typical neighborhood. You are always going to have bad people in the world. I would not recommend this book unless you enjoy reading about someones life in brief details.

The Giver Review

Jonas is used to everything being perfect. Until one day his whole world came crashing down. Being The Receiver of Memory is not all it is cracked up to be. Maybe being the Receiver of Memory is not that honorable at all.

The Giver is not my favorite book. I found this book really strange. I don't like the ending either. I hate being left in the dark on an ending. Lois Lowery leaves you hanging. I like to know what happens to the characters after they go through all that trouble to get there. Although I did not enjoy the book, I did find some good points. Being left in the dark is good for a little while. Controlling the environment and people's minds will not work forever. And Everybody should live their life how they want to live it. I would recommend this book because Lois Lowery has some very good and interesting points throughout the story.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Animal Farm

Talking Animals? IMPOSSIBLE!!

Animal Farm by George Orwell is a compelling story about animals who band together and overthrow their master in a rebellion.

I did not fully understand this book's parallelism with the Russian Revolution. I understood the story of the animals taking over and I enjoyed reading that but i could never put two and two together. I could not tell what was happening during the war and with the characters.

The theme I got from the story was that power corrupts people. This story is very effective and shows what happens when people or animals in this case are naive and blinded and allow someone to gradually take over and not doing anything. I recommend this book to everybody in high school and older who can understand the motive.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Favorite Techie Tool

My Favorite Techie Tool would have to be the blogs. The blogs provide us with an excellent way to exercise our creative writing abilities. The blogs also provide us with a way of communication with friends and family by telling the stories of our day, vacations, and memories. Also, they give us an opportunity to be recognized for our creative writing abilities by someone that may give us an opportunity to be a professional writer. Writing can relieve stress, help keep our thoughts straight, and remember what we did over the years. Kind of like an online journal. For me writing relieves stress and keeps me occupied when I have absolutely nothing to do. I really enjoy using the blogs.


Why do the good die young? In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2527 has dreams of breaking the barrier of their brainwashed civilization. He knows there is more to the world than what they are being taught. Equality describes humans at the age of forty-five being the "Ancient Ones." In our society forty-five is around middle aged. Not having the will to live will drastically shorten the life of mankind.