Thursday, April 12, 2012

Go Ask Alice

                I would recommend Go Ask Alice to other peers because it keeps you into the book and want to keep reading it. It was a very good book. I would also recommend this because it shows you how this girls life is and how hard it was for her to not do drugs; it’s just like how it is today for teenagers. We are pressured into doing drugs and to sell drugs there are a few teens that can say no and not do it.

                Go Ask Alice taught me that even if you do have a good life you still have your hard times and that’s when it is hard to say no. Her life wasn’t perfect and most kids aren’t; that’s why the book seemed so real it wasn’t made up about some perfect life. It was this girl’s real life and that it was hard for her to have friends. She really didn’t have that many friends until after she moved and came back to the city she lived in and people from her old school pressured her into doing drugs and she felt like they were really good friends but they weren’t and it really showed that’s how people’s lives are and that someone could have a life that is worse than yours.       

                There are people that I know that threw their lives away to drugs. It is really sad to watch them do that and reading this shows you what they go through. Go Ask Alice explains that people make mistakes and that your family is always behind you. If it wasn’t for her family she would have been out on the streets her whole life. Her family always let her come back home and that’s what people should do. Go Ask  Alice explains how her life was and what drugs did to her, I would recommend this book to any teenager to read it and understand what she went through.

Monday, February 27, 2012


I picked Go Ask Alice because when my teacher was talking about it, it sounded very interesting to me. I didn't have an idea of what book I wanted because I wasn't in class the day we talked about it. When she talked about it, i didn't get the full story so I bought the book and read it for the non fiction book.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

tuned to baseball by harwell

i picked tuned  to baseball to read  because i like baseball and it seemed pretty interesting.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"why i write" by jane hirshfield

i feel about this story is that people should  use passion when they write if you dont feel what they write then you dont know how they feel. by not knowing what they feel then you wont understand the writing. asking why i write is because if you dont know why then why would you write if you dont care about it. thats why she wrote why i write to explain why she writes and how to use passion in your writing.

"And then I read" by Myers

When i read "And then I read" by myers it seemed very passionitive about writing. He persuades you that reading a writing are one in the same. You have to be a good reader to be a good writer. When he was talking about how he is very close with his mother i can relate because im close with my mother too. When he would talk to his mother he not only heard the words she was saying he could use them to, so that made his vocabulary even bigger; and having a wide range of vocabulary your writing would be more intelligent. I feel that he was very passionitive about writing but since his family couldnt send him off to college he just wanted to quit because there would be no reason to go to high school if you cant go to college.Finally he noticed after going to the army that his passion is for language, and he wants writing and reading to be his career. He tells you about how you need to add research to make your writing better and so that people will actually understand and believe what you are saying; not thinking that you are writing random words down. Also he persuades you to write about what you know and how you feel about it.