Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hunger Games: Cause and Effect

Author's Note: Mrs. Mundt gave us an assignment and that was to do a cause and effect, at first I thought that this would be a challenged. I thought it over and I was like I could do the book the Hunger Games so I did and this is what I said.

In the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen's sister Prim was chosen as one of the tributes to fight; Katniss promised Prim that she wouldn't get picked as one of the tributes. To keep her promised Katniss volunteered for Prim. In the Hunger there are 24 tributes, 2 from each district all 24 tributes will fight until one is left as the victor. 

Suzanne Collins has made the effect extremely clear in this story. If Katniss won't have volunteered for her sister; Katniss probably wouldn't have never saw her sister again. I say that because I have seen the movie and read the book that the older tributes will kill the younger ones first.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Conflict & Resolution: Forgotten

Author's Note: This book is started off with... At 4:33 am London's memory will be erased and she will not remember anything to help her with this she finds some friends and finds a boy that will help her and encourage her.

In the book Forgotten, at 4:33 am everything in London's head is erased . As she enters the day she can't even remember what she did the day before.  London and her mom aren't super close; which this means that it will be harder to talk about these things with her mom. On the other hand she doesn't have many friends to fall back on.

In the book she has to find some way to help herself remember things. To solve conflict every night before she went to bed she wrote in a journal to remember the things that she did that day. Later in the book London has found a guy that likes her for who she is and is willing to help her remember the things they did together and even just to remember what she did that very day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Truth With Being Wrong

Author’s Note: Will anybody know what the difference between right and wrong, a lot of people will think its wrong but who is to tell you it’s not. I wrote this piece because I really needed to get this story out. I think people need to know not everybody is going to think everybody is right. Many people will think that you are doing something wrong but you really aren't.

Right and wrong. What’s the difference? Some people may think you are doing something wrong, but at the same time you probably wouldn't care what the punishment is. Take it from somebody that might know what it feels like. I can tell you a little bit of my story that reflect right and wrongs and what your may be punishment.

My friend and I had gone to Fox Brook Park and it was around middle of March where the water was still frozen. My friend had suggested that we go on the ice with our bikes and at that point I did go but I knew that there was some type of feeling inside of me telling me not to go, Idid it anyways. My friend was already biking on the ice like there was no tomorrow.... then was that weird feeling in me that I knew that something wasn’t right, but instead I totally ignored that feeling. Then at that moment I hear my friend shout "Come on Maria, it's not like we will get in trouble for doing this" "Brooke shouted to me.

As I was waiting on the edge of the ice I heard Brooke call me again “Maria come on, nothing is going to happen.” I went on the ice not even thinking about what is going to happen. Just a couple minutes after I was on the ice with Brooke we heard something shout in the distance “You guys better get off the ice before I call the cops.” We didn’t think that she was going to call the cops, but we did as she said and got off the ice. As we were biking home we saw a cop driving through the walkways asking people if they knew who was on the ice. When the cop made it to us he first asked us if we were the people on the ice. I didn’t know what to say so I lied and said no we were not on the ice with your bikes. Then he asked if we knew the people on the ice and we answered no we did not.

Me and Brooke raced home, we didn’t know if the cop was going to follow us or not, we just didn’t know what to expect. When we got home we promised each other that we wouldn’t tell anybody this story. From that day forward I have not told anybody this story, until I wrote this piece. When Brooke left my house and went home I really didn’t know why I was that scared we couldn’t have gotten in trouble for doing something that we didn’t know that it was wrong.

How are people supposed to know that they are doing something wrong without knowing it is? That’s the problem, Brooke and I didn’t know that it was wrong until somebody said we were not supposed to go the ice. Even though we didn’t know it was wrong other people thought it was. Which is perfectly okay because not everybody will think it is okay to do things that we are doing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Ad: The Hunger Games

Author's Note: This is a retelling piece about the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I really enjoyed doing this because I had a super fun time reading this book. 

The Hunger Games: 24 tributes fight until the death, until 1 tribute is left standing.  A young girl has volunteered to fight in The Hunger Games to take the place of her sister. In the battle she fights herself, other tributes and the forces of nature. In the battle she learns that she will have to open up to people.