I’ve always been a person with a growth mindset, I can thank my dad for that, and this book just seemed to be a great fit for the type of reading that I do for fun outside of school ,so I felt it would be the best fit for me. As I began reading this book, I had already learned about the immense power of effort and where the right amount of concentrated and well preformed effort could take anyone. However, I had no idea of this “fixed mindset” which caused people to believe that effort was not as powerful, as I know it to be, but actually bad. I learned so much about the extent that the fixed mindset can take you. It can take someone who as all the talent in the world, such as one of my personal heroes Billy Beane, and force them to fail at their true dream and passion.
Then I thought, I cant win if I don’t try. When I read your book, it feels as if there is a essence of magic surrounding me, engulfing me into your book, and when I begin reading, it is like I am there seeing everything, and feeling everything. I like how brave you are, you never give up hope. You are very strong, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I have great respect for you.
Because of Great Expectations’s criminal aspect, it was a very popular book at that time. There are many things Dickens added to Great Expectations so that the Victorians enjoyed his book even more and so that they felt a variety of emotions for every character at different times of the story. This includes how we feel about Pip in the opening chapters. Dickens immediately makes the readers feel sympathy towards Pip as story begins, when he is placed in front if his parents’ graves. “…my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than
Additionally, due to the popularity of the book it was evident that I would not have a difficult time finding a significant amount of literary criticism on both the author and the novel. Along with all the reasons above I felt that the issues and themes discussed and portrayed in the novel would be very easy for the average grade 12 english student to comprehend during the remaining parts of my independent study assignment. Conclusively, I chose to read this book because of its relevance in today’s society, the themes, popularity and mainly the recommendation by my teacher. He is aware that my
This was so strange that it prompted me to read more in order to figure out why it was like that. I'm glad I did, because so far it has been a great book. It's been made even more interesting because it is largely about things that I don't know much about. The character is unlike anyone I've met, the setting is someplace I've never been to or read much about, and the events aren't really like anything I've ever experienced. One of the most interesting parts of the novel for me has been Christopher, the main character.
I would suggest this book to read as it is a book that always keeps readers wondering and interested because there are surprises in every chapter. I was interested in trying to figure out who the narrator is in the story. I think people from the age of 10 – 13 would enjoy this book. I rate this a 5 out of
As stated in this paragraph time management is the way to wealth. The way to wealth isn’t going to be a piece of cake; you’re going to have to take crucial steps to get there. This piece was really interesting to read and I really enjoyed all the quotes by Benjamin
The impact of this novel was huge in its day, proving that the next generation can be better, less racist people, which was motivating to some and still is to this day. This is a quote from an anonymous high school teacher praising the book “Trying to find your identity and realizing that your society doesn't always tell you the right thing is a particularly profound message for teens. Sometimes you have to go against what everyone else says to do the right thing. All that kind of resonates no matter where you come from.” As you can see, even young adults can benefit in this day and age from this novel, as it reveals how horrid racism is and how far humanity has come. To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful book and contributes to society in a big way, supporting independence all while dealing with the unfairness of life, it is a true piece of literature with much merit.
Even worse... She’s dead! And it’s all because of a guy and a gummy bear! Ghostgirl tackles about the adventures of a dead girl who didn’t fulfill her dreams of becoming a popular one and to be with the one she loves. She died suddenly – the ultimate symbol of invisibility. After death, Charlotte ends up living in in Hawthorne Manor – a dead dorm - with a group of dead teenagers who also have unresolved issues from their lives, and there is a requirement to attend a special class for the Dead.
I fly so fast that I end up paranoid and out of it.” As per K; she was sexually abused by an uncle at age 15. She states that her older sister was also sexually abused during that same period of time. K states that she repressed the memories of her sexual abuse for many years and only recently recovered them. Her first admission to a psychiatric hospital occurred at age 15 and she states that she has had multiple admissions thereafter including a sixth month stay at Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. She states that her most recent psychiatric admission was at Southside Hospital where she was admitted with a diagnosis of psychosis.