English 341: It’s Like This

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One thing I really liked in chapter 5 was when she talked about name to reader on assignments. I think this is a good way to motivate kids who don’t particularly enjoy reading. This book made me realize how much I actually do enjoy reading even though I never find time for it. Reading is never something I look forward to but once I get a good book I can hardly put it down. I think I need to make reading a priority in my life especially as a future teacher.

I chose Eleanor she is someone who doesn’t fit in with the rest of the kids in high school. Her physical appearance sets her apart as different. Not only is she very curvy with distinctive, bright, curly red hair, Eleanor often dresses in men’s clothing with loud accessories. She tries to make herself stand out with her outfits as part of her defense mechanism. A quote that is significant for this character is “She hadn’t told him that he was prettier than any girl, and that his skin was like sunshine with a suntan. And that’s exactly why she hadn’t said it. Because all her feelings for him—hot and beautiful in her heart—turned to gobbledygook in her mouth.” This is a milestone in her life, and a big deal given that Eleanor has an especially difficult time admitting her feelings to both herself and to Park. Overall I really am enjoying my YA novel and am eager to finish the rest. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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