Eleanor and Park is a book about two teens who fall in love. They both struggle to fit in at school but eventually find comfort in each other. In the beginning of the book Park was very cold to Eleanor but quickly grew to like her. They book sheds light on important issues such as bullying, racism, and poverty. I really liked the book, it was a bit cheesy some times but what else would you expect form a middle school love story. I would recommend this book to any one who likes young adult romance books.
The Hate you give.
For our soundtrack my favorite song I did was Stand Up by Cynthia Ervio. I think it really represents multiple characters in the book. I really loved the book i think it was a little bit dated in the fact of it being placed in 2015 so the some of the memes and humor was kind of cringy. Otherwise it was a really insightful book. A lot of the book made me sad and angry. I think everyone should read this book or one like it to educate themselves and see things from some one else’s point of view.
The first picture that reminded me of the book was a car. The entire start of the book is based off of what happened when Kahlil was pulled over.
The second picture is of Macy’s. Stars father owns a grocery store where she works and a lot of events take place there.
The third picture i chose was of Central Bank. This basically represents the difference in wealth between Garden Heights and Williamson.
The author is very good at getting the conflict to come together. You can tell Star and her family are getting more and more fed up with the blunt racism shown by people in their town. Star is constantly holding in her feelings and biting her tongue and eventually shes gonna blow up. I really like the book so far its very believable and eye opening.
The Hate you Give deals with a lot of issues. It deals with racial discrimination, police brutality, bullying, and poverty. Though racism has been going on for a very long time it first really came to light in the 1950’s through 60’s when the Civil Rights movement started. It is still going on today through the BLM movement. The Hate you Give is educating young readers on this issue and it has also been turned into a movie. I really like the book so far. In Utah it is not very diverse and it think it’s important for people like me to see things from someones else’s point of view. Everyone should educate them selves on what is going on in the world even if it doesn’t affect you.
For my series i’m going to do Harry Potter. I just barely finished the first one and i’d like to read the rest. I chose this series because I never knew why Harry Potter was so popular but after reading the first book I get it. I also chose this series because it’s really entertaining and easy to read so I will be able to get it done by the end of the semester.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling is a really fun book. I never read the books or watched the movies growing up so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. The book is about a young boy named Harry who finds out he is a wizard and his parents were as well. He ends up going to a magic school called Hogwarts and gets put into the gryffindor with his friends Hermione and Ron. As the story goes on they uncover many secrets about Hogwarts and the Sorcerers Stone. I think every one should read this book at least once in their life because it’s a classic.
After reading Steelheart I have a more complicated understanding of hero vs villain. I don’t think hero’s need powers to be interesting but it is sometimes very difficult to make just a regular person a hero but Steelheart did it effortlessly. I like that sometimes you don’t know who to root for. Sometimes stories like Steelheart can be so repetitive but Steelheart is so unique and fun to read. I do wish Sanderson went into more detail about Steelhearts backstory and why he is the way he is. In our podcast me and my partner are focusing on why the characters make the decision that they do. Sometimes we were confused on the characters motives so we went into detail to make sense of it.
I’m not really a big reader. I have enjoyed reading some books like Michael Vey, The Book Thief, and The Fault in our Stars. I first started to read bigger books in 3rd grade. I used to read in my moms office after school everyday. I’ve never read more than two books at once before. I think I one at a time is better for me.
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