Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Black and Blue" Anna Quindlen blog # 1

I got my wallet stolen at the gym and then a couple months later, my phone got stolen. Those are the only two times I can think of right now that I've been involved with and had to report a crime. The story that I'm reading is " Black and Blue"  and its about a mother and son that are running away and hiding from her husband and his dad. The father is a cop and was very good to his wife in the first part of his marriage, but soon after that ended and he turned out to be very jealous, possessive, controlling and also very abusive. He never hurt his son but he would beat on his wife a ton and she loved him so she would hide it and after he beat on her he would make, blame her and make her feel guilty like she did something to deserve it. After a long time of abuse she had, had it and wanted out. Her being a nurse she got a hold of a woman that could help her get away and that's what she did. I just got to the part of the book where the mother and her son just got off the train and are set up with their new identities and the place that there going to be until the father tries to come after yhem

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Kite Runner"blog # 2 11/16 Nicholas Nowell - Mrs. Owens

I just recently finished the book and it was excellent! In the last fifty pages I almost cried, which was a huge surprise to me and meant that I got more into the book than I originally thought. The last hundred pages were the best part of the book, because you found out all the extra details and secrets that that movie never displayed and it broke the whole story down and made sure the reader really got the full picture of the book/ story. My favorite part of this book is when Amir finally stands up for not only himself, but his nephew Sohrab, Hassan’s son and gets him out of the bad situation that he was in and takes him under his wing as his own child and then even when more tragedy happens Amir sticks it out and doesn’t give up and keep his head up and keeps moving forward. For this I think Amir deserves to feel content with his life at that point and can finally feel at rest with himself. Also I think that he’s in a truly happy place in his life when they end the read and that it will only get better from there! My favorite character in the book is Amir and in some aspects I can relate a little bit to him, but I also can relate to some of Hassan earlier life traits, but for my project im going to use Amir, because he's there throughout the book and the can be a lot said about Amir, and you can see the growth and his progress over a long period of time.

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Kite Runner"blog # 1 11/2 Nicholas Nowell - Mrs. Owens

I’m 175 pages Into the book and it was a very good book, even though I know what some parts would be like since I had already seen the movie, the book tells you a lot of the back story and uses a lot more descriptive details and explains things in a better way than the movie could. This book is very sad and a rough read, because so many different things happen in this book that are horrible things and should never happen to anyone. From Hassan getting raped to Amir and Baba going to American where they have to start from ground zero, when Baba was already a very successful man in his native Kabul homeland. Another sad aspect to this wild story is the way that people are treated, because they are from a different group of religious people, whether or not they are the same religion and pray at the same 5 times every day they treat Hassan type very less and act like they are a dirty animal some examples of this are that Ali and Hassan live in a mud hut in the back of Baba and Amir’s house and they have to work for Baba and Amir like they are slaves even though they get paid small wages they are just treated differently in that society and even the other neighborhood kids make fun of their Hazara and sonni Muslim background. They get called Flat noses, dirty bloods, several animal names and some very other extremely disrespectful names. All in all I’ve gotten through this book so far just reading in classes and it’s pretty addicting I find that I have to stop at a chapter end, because I don’t want to have to re-read the last few pages and still not get it.