Monday, May 25, 2009
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.
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 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 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
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I stopped cold. Something about this dream didn't seem right.
"You hesitate, my love?"
At the sound of Kalona's voice, a shiver passed through my body and a terrible, mocking laughter whispered through the leaves of the trees."
Zoey Redbird is not an average teenage girl. She is now a powerful fledgling and now she is being hunted by a fallen angel who is absolutely gorgeous and almost irresistible. Zoey MUST resist him. The fate of the House of Night is in her hands.
I absolutely love this series! My opinion is that this series is the new Twilight Series. With all the epic details and the vivid words are almost like a movie. I have gotten to where I don't see the words as I read this series. I see a movie. This book is the latest of the series and is absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend this series! Make sure you start at the beginning or you will get very confused!
Hunted is the fifth book in the series!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
However, as a teenager, I enjoyed Universal Studios more. There were name brand stores that contained a variety of clothing which made me extremely happy! In Disney World all the stores had nothing but Mickey Mouse inventory. I think i can do without Mickey Mouse for a little while. In Universal Studios, Will and I rode the amazing Hulk roller coaster, the exciting Dueling Dragons roller coaster, and Ripsaw Falls!
I also got to meet Wills older sister Charity! I was excited! I had heard so much about her and she sounded just like me! She gave Will and me their Express Passes! So then Will, Will's nephew Baily, and I went and rode a bunch of thrill rides!! I had a blast!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Is there a way to perfect my world? There are several ways but the majority lies under the category of Dictatorship. I am by no means going to be a dictator. The world we live in is not perfect by any means but is better than most. I personally do not think that I could perfect this world. In order to gain Utopia there must be Dystopia. Therefore my world could never be perfect. To achieve Utopia I must overcome the Dystopia, which then could cause more Dystopia. For example, in the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 lived in a supposed to be Utopia. The World Council is basically a dictator who controlls everybody. They end up taking the will from people. The civilians have no will to live because they have taken their freedom and have nothing to look forward to. Eventually, when trying to overcome Dystopia, I would be taking the freedom away from the people and controlling what they can and cannot do, which is wrong! There is no way to perfect my world without it leading to dictatorship.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
In the end of the book she finds out that Wayne (her supposed to be boyfriend) tried killing her in that dreadful car accident and Patrice, her dads wife, planted her car and her apartment with Ecstasy. Then told the doctors to inject some her her blood stream to make it look like the accident was all her fault. In reality, her dad's company's faculty tried to kill Shauna by hiring hit men to set up the accident. I was shocked! She ends up surviving all of her harsh treatment and finding her "true" love and getting back in the family! Happy endings are my favorite!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
"Point your toes! That's not right! That turn was awful! Your jumps need to be higher!"
After a while I started to ignore them and apparently they noticed because they decided to get a little more personal with their remarks.
"Corey you need to lose weight. You won't ever get it right. You can't do your turns right because you are too fat! The only reason you have been going out with Will for a year is because you are too ugly to get another guy."
There are more comments but I cannot put them on here because of the vulgarity of some of the words. I finally asked them nicely to please stop but they continued with their comments but took them to a new level. Finally I told one of the captains and she said that she would talk to the girls then later inform Mrs. Wilson. That did not stop the comments. The girls would call me names while I was walking down the hallway and they somehow got my cell phone number and was leaving nasty voice messages. I realized that I had to stop this myself. During one of the next few practices I had one of the captains in the stalls listening to what they were telling me. I finally just yelled at them.
"This has to stop now! I don't know what you get out of making fun of me and other girls. All you are doing is trying to make yourselves look better because you are jealous of me and others. This is going to stop now! If the comments continue I will get the law involved and my uncle is a lawyer."
When I finished I walked out of the bathroom. The captain went and told Mrs. Wilson what had happened and the girls were almost expelled. The girls did not come and apologize to me but they did stop. This situation was very difficult for me. To this day I am very insecure from that incident but I am glad I made a stand because matters would have just gotten worse. Abusing people verbally is very hurtful and WRONG!!