Monday, December 17, 2007
I think it’s exciting that Olivia has a new crush, Gervais. He is one talented boy and Olivia is pretty special to. I think they would be a good couple together, but too bad he is way too young for her. Maybe in a few years or so don’t you think? You may not like him that much but I think he could really help you with your calculus. It’s worth a try. I would say so. Helping Nate with his cupcakes was very nice of you I thought. He is a nice boy and I think you guys have totally have a future together. Thanksgiving must have been a little overwhelming for you I’m sure. But at the same time it must have been nice having all this family you never knew of. Jamie’s family seems like a nice family. Maybe that’s what you could describe family as. Being able to tell them anything, always there for you when you need help. Family is a good thing to have and I’m glad to say again that you stayed with Cora and Jamie. They should be described as family. They are the perfect things for you. The situation with Nate must be very scary. Now you have found out Nate’s secret. What else has he been hiding from you? I think you should do something about his father because that isn’t healthy for him or anyone. I hope you follow through with that thought because it could end up bad.
anti-retentive(255): having the power, property, or capacity of retaining(opposite)
outsourcing(261): to procure (as some goods or services needed by a business or organization) under contract with an outside supplier
One emerging theme of the book is family.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
I am so happy for you! You have gotten so much better since the first day you moved in with your sister and brother-in-law. If something like that happened to me I would be a wreck. I don’t think I could have survived life after having my mother leave me. I would be wondering where she was twenty- four seven. I would not feel safe at all and I could not trust anyone. I don’t think I could even make new friends, having the fear of losing another one. Taking a Christmas card with matching shirts will be fun! I think that means you feel more like family with them. When you found out about your mother did u believe her first? I would have been very angry with her and also with my sister for telling me this information. I would also have been really sad about the whole situation again. So much is happening all at once, I wouldn’t know how to handle it at all. I thought it was a good idea to get away from school for a little bit but the drinking and smoking was unnecessary. If Nate hadn’t found you lying there I don’t think anyone would have. I'm glad he has your back. He seems like a very nice boy but it also seems like he is hiding something from you and other people. Why would he quit the swim team? He loved swimming! Make sure you don’t lose this one, he is a real keeper/
imperceptibly p.253: not perceptible by a sense or by the mind : extremely slight, gradual, or subtle
reciprocate p.246: to give and take mutually
One emerging theme of this book is she is starting to learn family values. She is starting to understand the meaning of the word.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
-Environmental: These debates occur in National state and Local. The purpose of these debates is to find better ways to protect the way we live in. Yes it does help arrive at a better decision. The debate is structure.
-Education: These debates occur in all states and cities. The purpose of these debates is to figure out better ways for our students to learn and to educate all students. "No child left behind".Yes it does help arrive at a better decision. The debate is structured.
-Social Structures: These debates occur all over the world. The purpose of these debates is to talk about how to help people in need, poverty, and money all together. Yes it does help arrive at a better decision. The debate is structured.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Well i defanitly think this section went better than planed. Have you ever thought about what might have happened if you actually ran away that day. Never would have meet Nate, or Oliva or anyone. They all seem very nice at this point and I think Nate has a little thing for you so you better watch out! I think you did a very responsible thing to do by getting a job. I think it means for you that you think you are going to be staying for a while, well longer than planed. Having a job will keep you busy, your mind not having enough time to travel to the bad memories that may have happened in the past. I think its exciting that your best friend came to see you. I could tell that you were very suprised but deep down i knew you appreciated it alot! To me, family means people who you love and share everything with. You do most things in your life with them and all you need is family and love to survive. For Cora, i think thats great that shes trying to have a baby. She wants another family to start with Jamie. College i think for you would be a great idea. Having college in your future can expand what you want to do with your life latter on even if you dont want to do anything big like Jamie or Cora.
Beacon(p.138): a source of light or inspiration
Impromptu(p.148): a musical composition suggesting improvisation
Quote:(p.182) "Lets just see if it survives first". Jamie was asking what she wanted to name her fish and she said lets just see if it survives first. To me, that means that it shouldn't have a place in your heart if it doesn't survive, or succed in life.
If all this stuff happened to me i wouldn't know what to do! It must be so hard, starting a new school and trying to make new friends while you at it. And to add having to live with your sister whom you havn't seen for over than 10 years. Memories rushing back to you from the past when everything was good. When your father was living with you and everyone was happy. I would be greatly appreciated from Cora and her husband. Taking you in like that, even when so much of their daily lives changed just because. I hope they know you appreciate them very much because without much love, i wouldn't think it would work out. First of all, i have never started in a new school with none of my friends there and i don't know what it would be like but it sounds like not much fun. Im glad you are starting to make friends with Oliva. She seems like a nice girl who has much in common as you. And Nate! he is one in a million kind of friend. He is gorgeous, nice, and there when you need him, even if you don't think so. Personally, if my sister gave me money to go shopping i would be out in less than a second, but why not you? every girl dreams of having all the money in the world to spend it on clothes, but not you? I hope that someday that girl is you because there is nothing wrong with taking money that has been given to you. Ah! your friends must be missing you. Im glad that you still keep in touch. They sounds like nice people and i hope all goes well with Marshall. Going back to your old house with Nate must have been a little wierd but maybe also a little nice because you know that your life is not like that anymore. Having him there makes you more confident. I have a feeling you will be making lots more friends where that came from.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
You have been very brave lately. With everything going on in your life. I don't know i could have done what you are doing right now. Starting a new school, making new friends. Well not really making, but lots of effort than before. And that Nate boy! Sounds like you have found yourself a new boy. Too bad you already have Marshall. How could you want to live alone like that? Not much food, lighting, and laundry. Living like that sounds like lots of working. And adding school and work on top to that sounds like a very hard time. But you pulled threw. Were you glad that the Honeycutts came and found you? I would very much enjoy living with family again. That must be nice. Cora and Jamie are very nice, you are very lucky. Do you want things to happen with you and Nate ? He sounds like nice boy. Maybe he has a different backround like you do ? He could connect with you in many different ways you never thought. What do you think about your mother ? Do u miss her ? I would. I don’t think i could live alone without her. I really hope things get better at home. No more running away now ! Your sister and husband seem like the perfect family. I would feel so loved. I also hope you make some friends. Maybe that Oliva girl ? She seems nice and fun. Plus she went to your old school. See ? She already has something in common with you.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
-This book has not yet been published
-I think this book is challenging for a high school sophomore because of the subject this book relates to. It's about how a 17 year old student was living on her own after her mother left all of a sudden. She gets caught and sent to live with her sister whom she hasn't seen for the past 10 years.
-I chose this book for many reasons. One was because my mom recommended this book since it has not been published yet. Another reason was because i have read many of Sarah Dessen's book and i liked all of them. Her books were the ones i couldn't put down after 5 pages.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
My reaction about this section of the book was very strong. It must had been very emotional for Alice and at times i forget that this is a true story and this actually happened to one of us. In the beginning when she started her little crush i was nervous for her because she could have gotten taken advantage of. But she was smart enought to no let that happen again. Im also happy that they never talked again because maybe something else would have happened, she would fall in love then get hurt again because he was much older than her. As for the trial it must have been very hard on her. The dates kept canceling and she got even more and more nervous for the real date she would have to face her rapist. As for the real trial when she was sitting, getting asked so many personal questions about the rape, i felt bad. But i also knew that she would get through this and not be one of those victims that can’t handle it. I knew she wanted to put him away for good, she always amagined him in jail and she was so close.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Post 2 :It had been about 1 month since she had gone back to school. On october 14, the police called to say that gregory madison was arrested(her rapest). That meant that there would be a preliminary hearing for him. She arrived at the court 5 days after the phone call. When she was on the stand, they asked her very detailed questions about the rape. She also had to answer many questions about the day she say her rapest at the library. After the hearing, about a month later she returned to the police station to point out her rapest. She was nervous he was going to see her but they reassured her that they couldn't see through the glass. There were 5 men, and she narrowed it down to number 4 and 5. She thought they looked like identical twins. One was looking down at the ground and one was staring right at her. She decided to choose the one that was looking at her, number 5. When she got into the hallway, she relized that she didn't pick the right man. Alice had told the policemen that the only reason she picked number 5 was because he was staring right at her.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Alice Sebold, the author of Lucky, was born September 6, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin. She grew up in Philadelphia where she graduated from high school in 1980. From there on she went to Syracuse University, where the story, lucky, took place. Her college years, she studied poetry mostly, and tried writing a novel that did not suceed During her teenage years, she had used drugs for about 2 years and decided it was time to change her life style. Throughtout her writing career she has written two books, "the Lovely Bones", and "Lucky".
Thursday, September 27, 2007
2. pg. 39, Drinking- addiction to drinking
3. pg. 41, Kiss- the love of family
4. pg. 41, Memories- good family childhood memories
5. pg.42, Beautiful- daughters as beautiful
6. pg. 42, Birth-life
7. pg. 44, Geek-highschool nerd
8. pg.45, Death- loved family member
9. pg. 51, Jesus- non-christian related
10. pg.53, Life- shared life with everyone
This section was about her childhood home town finding out she had been raped. She came home that same night she had been raped with her mother. Her mother and father don't know how to handel the situation and neither does her sister. Many people come and visit Alice at her home, bringing her flowers, cards, games, ect. One day a boy she used to like came over. Alice and him spent the entire afternoon talking. She liked that he didn't care about her rape.
My reation about this section was sad. Her parents dont know how to handle the situation, and dont help her out at all. They act like none of it had happened to her. Steve, the guy she used to like, understood her situation because her mother had been raped also. He didn't think any differently about her. I felt bad for her because she mostly had to take care of her sister with her problems like school and life.
This section of the book was very difficult to read because it didn't seem like something that could actually happen. It was very detailed during the rape and at the hospital which made it harder to read because it was horrible what happend to her. During the check up at the hospital, they found many cuts and brusses on her face and legs and i realized that it was much worse than i thought.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
2. Jake Hovenden
3. Inner Strength from Desperate Times
–4. His belief was about inner strenght that his stepmother showed him in desperate times
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
One goal for myself in my sophomore year is to give all my effort in every class. Sometimes i only give little effort in my classes and that turns into maybe a bad grade on a test or just not understanding the subject as well. For homework and studying i am going to give all my effort and turn homework in on time.