on not being seen……

Conor is going through what it feels like a lot of teenagers go through, he just wants someone to look at him like a normal person, not someone with a disease.  He wants for someone to see HIM not his mom. He wants to be seen. So, he made himself seen. However, because he beat the crap out of Harry, he is now treated like someone who has a disease AND is ready to blow at any time, which is not the greatest thing to be treated like. Along with all of the crap that he is going through with his mom, he now has no one at school who will be able to just be his friend. 

The meaning of Stories (thick British accent)

Stories are great things. They can help you through hard times and can lift you up if you need it. However, they do not always end in the way that we want them to. Sometimes the bad guy wins. sometimes the good guy dies for the betterment of the people. Therefore, sometimes they really, really suck. But no matter what the stories tell, they will always have a moral that the story is based around. Not every story is meant to be a happy story. Think of any war story. They are usually happy, but they happened in a time that was far from it.

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In the book A Monster Calls, the Monster tree thing decided to punish the parson because he harmed the apothecary in many ways, but once he needed it, the apothecary wasn’t such a bad guy. I believe that the tree thing monster was so pissed off at the parson because he turned a blind eye to the apothecary because he wanted a tree, but once his family was in danger, he would do anything to help. But not until then. The parson was most definitely being a hypocrite. Also, the tree says that belief is half of healing, therefore once the parson gave up on his beliefs he was punished.  

How I survive hard things…

I have gone through a lot of crap, but I think one of the hardest instances is my father being a drug addict. I will NEVER do drugs, because I know what the after effect is like. I once didn’t see my dad for over 2 years straight. It was the worst time of my life. I forgot what he looked like. I got over this by swearing to myself to never, ever do drugs. Also, I had to start talking to people about my problems, that was the hardest thing for me to do. I hope that anyone who reads this will take in my account and choose not to even touch narcotics. 

Why read sad, depressing books?

I truly have no idea. Probably because there is always a lesson to be learned even from sad books. Also, I think that if all we are allowed to read is happy books, we won’t be able to see the world how it really is. For instance, in The Book Thief, it shows Nazi Germany in the perspective of a common family harboring a Jew. This gives perspective as to the risks that people take to save people that are in need of saving. Again in The Book Thief, it shows how terrible war can really be for survivors and regular families, seeing how everyone except Liesel dies.

Film review

I HATED the actors. The actors did not do their job at all. I really couldn’t enjoy the movie because every time I tried, I saw another screw-up by the actors, and it ruined it for me.

I think that they could have gotten the story better, because some of the things that happened were very unrealistic. For example, when the bombs blew apart all of the houses on Munich Street and the next morning somehow all of the bodies are in prime condition like they just died peacefully in their sleep, it didn’t make any sense at all.

I wish that it showed more of Liesels courage in the movie like it did in the book. For example, when Liesel stole, she meant to steal, NOT borrow. And yet in the movie, all Liesel would say is “I’m not stealing, I’m borrowing.” False, wrong, definitely not. Liesel is the Book THIEF not the book borrower. Also, they took all of the character out of Hans in that movie because it only showed his good side, making people feel like he was this perfect little angel that never gets mad or slaps Liesel like everyone else in the 30s. In all, I think that they could have and should have done better.

Say what #2.1 Paraffin

Source- The Hunger Games, page 11, by Suzanne Collins.

Context- Greasy Sae, the bony old woman who sells bowls of hot soup from a large kettle, takes half the greens off our hands in exchange for a couple of chunks of paraffin.

Theirs- a flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds.

Mine- Flammable wax

Deep thinker #2.1

Source- Edenbrooke  by Julianne Donaldson, page 230.

“Even if he does deserve a run through, I don’t want his death on my conscience. Just hurt him a little, if you please, to remind him of this night.”

Context- She was kidnapped by someone and the person rescuing her has the upper-hand in a duel with the kidnapper.

This makes me think that even though she just got kidnapped and was forced to kiss this tool of a person, she didn’t want him to die. I feel that it is a remarkable trait to have mercy towards the ones that hurt you. However, she still wanted the kidnapper to suffer, so she told the rescuer to hurt him just a bit.