Monday, February 27, 2012

Life As We Knew It: Book Evaluation

1.  Identify a position (5)
2.  Explain your criteria, application, reasoning for your position with quoted evidence as support. Please indicate the page number of your quote in parenthesis following the quote. (10)
3.  Explain the position of the opposition and provide counterargument.  (10)

       While reading Life As We Knew It, I reall felt that I could relate to Miranda, the young teenage girl in the story. The family talked about in the story was an average family living in Pennsylvania, a mom and her three kids. Throughout the book, they face many challenges that are uncommon to people living in our country right now. Life As We Knew It was an excellent book.

       My criteria for a book that I read is usually something that I can relate to in some way. The teenage girl, Miranda, has two best friends, a love interest, a mom and dad, and siblings. She is on the swim team at schoolo and obsesses over a hot male figure skater from her home town. All aspects of her life relate to mine in someway. Which is one of the reasons that I though this book and was really great. "I love you, too," I said and I ran away from her, away from her house, without even saying good bye to her mother. I got back on my bike and road straight home. I probably burned off three days' worth of calories, I rode so fast." (pg 164) This passage seemed real to me, under the conditions she was in.

"I'm keeping thos journal for myself so I can always rememeber life as we knew it, life as we know it, for a time when I am no longer in the sun room." pg 337

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