Imagine having no friends and moving to a whole new school with just a dad and stepmom , and while moving to the new school and places the mom on the other side of the country is very ill. Even though these examples might sound very sad and heartbreaking but these things could be turned into positives. This is why teens should be able to read the book MosquitoLand because it teaches the importance about making good life decisions, strangers can be dangerous, and about real life family problems that could happen. In life it’s good to make good life decisions because it could end badly. First, in the novel MosquitoLand it states that Mary has a bad eye problem but in the motel it says “take one tablet daily on the pill bottle” (Arnold 75-76). But, she only ends of taking half and that causes her to see badly and almost get …show more content…
Secondly,when Mary is in the motel and in the bathroom it says “the metamorphosis begins at poncho man’s feet , his mismatched shoes bursting open at the toe . Pants bulge at the knees and thighs . And the man repeating nothing will happen nothing you don't want untill he grips me and i'm screaming” ( Arnold 83-84 ).This quote shows that just because they might look like a decent nice person they might be a really mean horrible person. So, watch out for stranger danger. Teens should be able to read this book because it also, teaches about real life family situations. Lastly, “ Mary, her dad and her stepmom moved all the way to jackson Mississippi . But, at home back in ashland, Ohio Mary’s mom is very sick and dying” (Arnold 3-5 ). This quote, proves that this could be happening in a real life family situation. It also, is showing that teens that read this book this same problem might be happening to peers around them. Teens should be informed about family problems so they know that peers like them might have the same problems as them and could
In conclusion, this book should not be banned. Many readers of this book would agree that this book should be read by teenagers. It shows how far teenagers will go to get drugs, the consequences of drugs, and how life is like once you are hooked onto drugs. This is a book that many teenagers should read before getting involved in any type of substances. This can teach many teens what to do when situations like this arise. They will know the consequences and will know what to expect. How real this book portrays all the events teens can decide not to try anything because in a way they slightly experienced everything with Alice. Overall the book should not be banned and teens should be allowed to read this any where without there being consequences.
I can relate this book to my life in many ways; it was easier for me to relate to this book because were both 18 year old girls who want to live life the right way. Also I don’t want to live life trying to be like everyone else, so this was really encouraging to me. A part that helped me was the part about confidence and how important that is. Its important to have confidence in your faith because say you get in a situation you can protect your faith and stand up for what you believe. Another part that I can really apply to my life was how when people were talking about her she didn’t even beg to know. Personally whenever I hear that someone was talking about me, I really want to know what they said! This helped me to learn that why fill my brain with negativity sinful gossip, because that’s not what Jesus would do.
Imagine a book about a couple of good friends hanging out over the summer but with a twist to it, doesn't sound like that bad of a book. But the book Swim the Fly, has still been banned many different times, for many different reasons, but it teaches good lessons to teens, it also talks about different topics teens can relate to. Swim The Fly should be read by teens in school because it teaches the reader to take chances, the value and importance of friendship, and to never give up.
If my life had no purpose, no individuality, and no happiness, I would not want to live. This book teaches the importance of self expression and independence. If we did not have these necessities, then life would be like those in this novel. Empty, redundant, and fearful. The quotes above show how different life can be without our basic freedoms. This novel was very interesting and it shows, no matter how dismal a situation is, there is always a way out if you never give up, even if you have to do it alone.
The theme developed in this book is so important. Even if the event that happens to you isn’t to the same extent as what happened to Melinda, it’s still so important to reach out and ask for help. I think that the events in this book could easily happen to someone and it is such a simple book to relate too. So many people go throughout their days thinking that they are alone and have no one to go too, but that’s so wrong and this book shows that there are some situations you don’t have to handle on your
In my perspective, I thought that The Help by Katheryn Stockett was an exciting and special book which enhanced me views or race, class, and gender. This fantastic book gave me the thought of how life was like down in Mississippi during the 1960's. The Help gave me different standpoints and characteristics that had taken place with places still segregated by the color of their own skin. These viewpoints hit my mind that gave me the option to judge the book by how life was viewed upon by society in the past and present time.
All in all, this book relates to teens better than teens know. They think themselves above the conventional man and in doing so demean themselves in the eyes of those conventional men. It is extremely hard for any teen to admit that they were mistaken. It took Harvey many excruciating months to become aware of his follies. The fact that parents will look the other way when a young adult misbehaves or is in-polite is indicative of why they are this way. Any decent parent will discipline their child even when that child is grown. They will discipline their children through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The point is, however hard you may try, a young adult is malleable and what you do influences their future and insights. Without discipline and hard work they are being molded into adults who do not work and cannot follow direction.
The most important passage was how Lilly felt because it helped people understand how she felt about the post and comments that were made about her. The most important feeling is how the post and comments made Lilly feel. It was important because she was the one getting picked on and bullied but no one knew how she felt and what she wanted to do. No one knew it was hurting her and affecting her except for herself. I think middle schoolers should read this book because bullying and cyberbullying mostly happens at middle schools since they think they can do whatever they want without thinking. I also think maybe 5th and up should read this book because it will help them learn from it and know it won't be okay. I don't think 4th and down should read this book because they probably won’t understand it and won’t learn much of it since their still
By gaining a deeper understanding of the story and looking at the language used the message is clear; that a role model such as a father figure does not have to be a biological father to be a father in the heart. It also teaches an important lesson of respecting and listening to elders because they can teach you invaluable lessons. Today people become so dependent on technology that they fail to notice what is about them, even if it is right in front of them.
Just imagine walking and jumping in bushes for hour's and running away from a house with a kid who's two years older than you. You can read about a boy named Bud who had to deal with that in his life. What you will be reading is how Bud felt during that rough time.
The book Push by Sapphire is unlike any other book on the AP novel list. It has a heavy topic that may not be suitable for all readers. It is told through the voice of a girl, who has already had a child at the age of 12, and is pregnant with another at the age of 16 from her father. The book explains the difficulties of life after something has happened to you, especially in a sexual manner. Also it is a story of how parents pretty much neglected their child and wanted her to live like her mother, which means living in her own filth, in a poor house off of child support checks. This story makes the reader wonder, why must parents do this to their children, what kinds of motifs do they have for essentially ruining their child’s life. I believe that this is a story that people must know, but not necessarily for the eyes and ears of all high school students.
This article was interesting to read. This article makes me think about all of my siblings who I have seen grown up around me and I can relate the article to their life. One adolescent that comes in mind is someone who would have parents that would try to get involve in school work and other activities. The only problem was that the school climate and the friends that surrounded this adolescent didn’t help at all. This led to a lot of conduct problems like running away from home, smoking, and coming home after
This story had no fluff. It had no happy ending. It was in no way uplifting. It was a book about hopelessness, and how tragic life can be. None of the characters find happiness. No one is rescued from their misery. What makes this book powerful is that sometimes that is the way life is. Sometimes there is no happy ending, and sometimes there is no hope. It would be nice if that were not true, but it is. And this book shows the gritty side of life, the sad reality. Sometimes things do not work out the way we would like them to, and sometimes there is nothing we can do about it. As depressing as this may be as a theme, it is important to realize that it is true. While optimism is usually admirable, too much may be ignorant. Hopelessness exists. It can certainly be seen in real life, and it can certainly be seen in this book.
With creative words, settings and writing format Stephen Chbosky is able to paint a vivid picture in the readers mind. When Chbosky does this, he makes the reader feel like they are right there in that specific scene. This allows the reader to become a teenager again, it allows them to be a wallflower and take in all that is going on. With his great use of imagery, Chbosky is able to add much needed drama to the book. He makes it seem like you are the teenager and you are the ones going through these struggl...
The values and ethics in this novel are an importance to the family because it gives the children and adults a guideline and reminder on how to act and what they strive for. From an early childhood the children are taught to be well mannered and if you?re a female, you are taught to act like a lady. Papa also taught them about their religion from when the girls were babies .