Blog #4

In the book, Everyday, there is one main issue that is brought up throughout the book and that’s who we love, why we love and what boundaries can love cross or can’t. Besides this it also confronts the issue on social injustice towards the LGBTQ community. The main character, A, gives their view on it with going to a pride parade.

The start of the LGBTQ civil rights movement is credited to the Stonewall Riots which occurred during 1969. It started at a gay bar in New York when police officers started a riot. These snowballed into the commemoration of this event with the date of the annual pride parades. ACLU is a union that helps defend this community from discrimination.

In the book the author makes aware of the cause from the point of view of someone who is dealing with discrimination. Not only that but the chapter didn’t really focus too much on the cause but felt real and not everyday but something common. It stepped aware from the alien point of view and more of the realness that should be percepted whenever talking about it.

I love that the big issues we see today that are in the book, even though they’re controversial, aren’t dealt with in a gentle way because that’s not the way it’s happening and experienced. I love books that challenge the way we see things and talk about contemporary issues which I haven’t come across too often. The one’s I’ve read are fortunately equally as honest and blunt almost.


Blog #3: Series

I chose the Legend series because I started it and loved it. I have already read the 1st book, and so I’m sure I’ll finish them quick. I finished the first one in under a week so I’m planning on finishing the 2nd and 3rd book in about two weeks.

book show & tell

The Martian is mainly in the point of view of Mark Watney. He’s stuck on Mars thought to be dead and he chooses to fight for life until the end. With his morbid humor and engineering smarts he takes to overcoming obstacles continues to try to make it self-sustaining.

The book has pretty intense language so for people who don’t like strong language I would avoid it. But anyone looking for a laugh or a little sci-fi it’s the perfect book.

I loved the book and what kept me going was the tone of Mark. Especially coming from one person, I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to keep the story going and not put everyone to sleep. His character is so wild and unpredictable so you can’t help but read on to see what he does next. And his humor is my kind of humor so it’s amazing.