Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Hold Still is about two best friends named Caitlin and Ingrid. They do everything together. They are like sisters. Caitlin and Ingrid tell each other everything, at least Caitlin thought. Caitlin's life fell apart when Ingrid kills herself,she slit her wrists and bled to death. Caitlin lost all her interest for every thing she did before her best friend was gone. When it comes time to go back to school she does not want to! She is invisible to the world . No one looks at her or pays attention to her. She has to go the her Photography class. Caitlin and Ingrid were in this class last here and they loved it, they got to take pics and have fun times together. But this year her teacher pays no attention to her, her class mates don't look at her or talk to her. She knows this all because she was best friends with the girl who took her life. Then one day Caitlin was in her room and found Ingrid's journal under her bed. She is scared to read it. Then she comes to reading a page when she is upset.
This is a book for young teens or adults, this book teaches about how that it hurts others but taking your life.You have to be able to read sad stories. This book is 228 pages but they go by fast. Through out of the book there is a page from Ingrid's journal.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

The book that I read was called Fallout it is a series of two other books. Nineteen years after glass this book takes place.This book is in the perspective of Kristina's oldest children, Hunter, Summer, Autumn, Hunter is her first child. She is addicted to crank so her parents raise Hunter.

This book shows how very different the 3 kids lives are. Kristina and the children's fathers are not in their lives. Hunter is the only one that has contact with his mothers parents at first.. Then later in the book..Kristina's younger boys end up moving in with kristina's parents... Her parents are stressed...

I would recommend this book to teen age girls...... or even teen boys who like drama and books that leave u wondering and books in poems... This book is 672 pages long, but it is a very quite read because it is set up in poem like form.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World Aids Day!!!

Here are 5 to 7 facts about Aids:
~ global number of HIV/AIDS cases is 33.3 million, of which 15.9 million are women and 2.5 are children.
~Almost 2 million people die from the disease every year.
~There are over 900 children under the age of 15 living with HIV in the UK, the majority of whom are of school age.
~In 2007 over 330 gay & bisexual men under the age of 24 were newly diagnosed with HIV.
~Over three quarters of children under the age of 15 living with HIV are black African.
~There are signifcantly higher rates of HIV among prisoners than among the general population.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The History of Veterans Day

November 11 became Veterans Day because in the year of 1919 President Wilson announced that the 11th was the day that veterans were to be remembered and be filled with pride, and to be grateful for what the veterans have done for us.

Veterans Day is right after World War 1 also known as "The Great War", so many soilders died in WW1.Veterans Day is a celabration to honor the american veterans for their patriotism, and the love of the country.

Later that same year on the 8th President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the "Veterans Day Proclamation".Which is found on this site. http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/docs/proclamation_1954.pdf

I found this information on this site http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.

I know a few Veterans and I am so proud of what they have done. Knowing that there are people out there that are willing to serve and protect the people of our country makes me feel safer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Glass By Ellen Hopkins

This book is the second book in the series of three. The book is about a girl named Kristina or other wise known as Bree.
The book before Glass is called Crank, and in the end of Crank Kristina was spend her money on crank and she has not been taking the best care of her son Hunter.
In Glass Kristina she starts out clean,she has not used crank in months, but then she starts to go down hill again. She is always struggling because she knows that she should not be using but she just wants to feel like she does not have any problems. She meets a supplier and gets close to him.
The closer she gets to Trey(the supplier) the more she goes down hill. Kristina and her mom are not doing so well, Kristina is pushing her mother away.Hunter is growing up and needs his mom!
This book is a very fast read, it is written is poem form. There are 681 pages but the go by fast! I really like this book, I can't put it down once I get started.
My teacher introduced me to this author, I am so glad she did

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Photo Story Poem

Where are we going? How come we were all told to leave our houses? Me mamma papa and brother were just eating dinner together. I have not eaten in 2 days, my brother and I are so weak, we cant stand for long before our legs start shaking. My brother keeps telling me he hears people saying bad things about the place were are going, I hope they are not true. Im really scared, I really want to be back in our house, I want food.. I want to cry in my mamma’s arms. What is going to happen to use?????