(Alvarez 1997) is a very good book, in fact I read it in one day. Which was great, but then at the end it made you want more. In the beginning of the book, it seems all of Yolanda’s sisters feel betrayed and hurt that Yolanda would write a book about their lives. Even though it is labeled a fictional book, the book seems to be based off their lives. The first chapter was told by FiFi, the youngest sister.
You Haven’t Had Sex Yet? : How Heckerling Argues That Sex Is Essential to the Teenage Plight The most brazen argument Heckerling makes in Fast Times at Ridgemont High is that of the varying teenage takes on sex and just how vital it is to a high school student’s self and social images, however little they know about it. Heckerling depicts sex from a variety of characters’ standpoints. The easiest identifiable character in the film in which depicts this struggle with sex is Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) (IMDB). Even as a young freshman at fifteen years old, Stacy struggles with the fact that she remains a virgin.
She had never intended to write about her past, but had to do so as a college class assignment, never thinking it would be published in a book. During this assignment she realized how liberating it was to put her thoughts down on paper. It made her remember things about her childhood that she had almost forgotten (Bloom 376). These stories are aimed towards the audience of adults. “Wake-up call” is written for adolescence and young adults.
It demands from us respect, attention, and comprehension. Therefore, we need to choose books correctly, accordingly to our age and taste. In the essay “I was a Teenage Illiterate”, by Cathleen Schine, the author shares with us her experiences with literature and reading. Shine tells us how, in spite of her graduate work, she felt stupid among her new New York friends when she discovered her knowledge of literature contained only medieval authors and books. She seemed illiterate.
She felt that the books for people her age lacked realism. (She describes them as "Mary Jane Goes to the Prom.") She wanted a book that would reflect the experiences she saw going on around her. No book at that time described what some kids her age had to deal with. She decided to write one.
“I think Tim Winton was trying to suggest to the readers that as teens we are only young once and that we should enjoy being a teenager without the pressure and hassle of trying to be an adult. I believe that’s why Lockie didn’t take the big step with Vicki and your only 13 enjoy it while you can. Puberty and Growing Up Earlier in the novel Lockie experiences body changes such as puberty, Lockie also has his first wet dream. A lot of teens are experiencing the same body changes. Tim Winton’s novel – Lockie Leonard is a suitable book for teens because all the readers who have or are going through puberty, body changes and that kind of stuff.
“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.” –S.E. Hinton. (quotes) Hinton herself is a rebel. She couldn’t stand the books wrote for young adults so, she began writing her own novel when she was a freshman in high school.
Girl Rising Person Response The Documentary “Girl Rising” is directed by Richard E. Robbins, it is a film which tells the true stories of 9 inspiring young girls, each in different countries who are paired with a writer from their own country to help tell their story. These are the stories of just 9 girls, there are 77 million other girls in the world that don’t go to school, with the same dream, to get and education and go to school, but all with different reasons holding them back such as; early marriage, slavery, trafficking, gender-based violence, and by simply being a girl in a place where education for boys is very common, and un-common for girls. Because in the developing world, girls are not expected to get an education, but to work, fetch water, care for younger children or to get jobs. I learned that although these nine girls (Wadley, Sokha, Senna, Azmera, Suma, Mariama, Ruksana, Yasmin and Amina) lives are all very different and they have all been brought up in different ways, they also have similarities in their attitude and mindset about education and they are all in the same position of being stuck, trying to get out of the situation they are in. Wadley’s story begins with her running through fields of flowers, jumping around peacefully, but then the scene changes to her being woken by her mother, and it was all just a dream.
This is likely because she was only a young child while Sal and Barbara almost a decade older than she is. Deanna was only a child while the anti-war protests and civil rights movements were happening all around the country. Her only statement is simply that, “I feel we are more book smart…when we want to look up things we would have to go straight to the encyclopedia. Now a day’s everything is electronic.” This alludes to her view of the good old days when times were simple and life was pleasant. This is a significant difference from the politically charged times Sal and Barbara describe when thinking about their generation.
Ingrith Serrato 10/04/2011 English 101 Section 3225 Literacy Narrative Essay Word Count: 936 To Be Able To Communicate Back on the 70’s my mother dreamed of going to school and become something better for herself while she saw her father struggling with 7 kids and not wife by his side; she dreamed about getting out of that jungle and moving into the big city, but being one of the oldest, would bring her back to reality to keep taking care of the little ones (“even the one that just make mama to go to heaven” she used to tough). My mother was 7 when my grandmother died delivering her last son; the hospital was almost 4 hours away and the transportation was only available from Thursday to Sunday, so having contractions on a Tuesday wasn’t a good thing. My mother has eye vision impairment since she was little, but her professors never believe