Moving Forward in the Right Direction

Have you ever noticed how two people can look at the same situation and see two different things? One person may see the situation in a positive way. Another person may see the same situation in a negative way with no possible way out. Is it better to look at things as the glass half empty or half full? Those that look at it half full are much more confident in themselves, the world, and the circumstances around them. They see and think positively. This affects their ability to see options when the difficult times come. They don’t see the difficulties as difficulties but as opportunities. S ...

Nutrition for Low-Income Families

The average cost of a hamburger at McDonald’s ranges from around four to seven dollars. A large bag of baby carrots at Food For Less is three dollars. That McDonald’s burger can be eaten in a few minutes but a bag of carrots can be eaten over the course of several days. The issue in our world is not that there is a lack of healthy choices out there; the issue is that there is often a lack of proper judgement and education and thought that goes into making those choices. Nutrition is a factor in our everyday lives that may seem miniscule. But can this factor play a negative role if disregard ...

That Was Then This Is Now

“That Was Then, This Is Now,” is a 1971 novel written by S.E. Hinton. It was written by Hinton while she was experiencing three years of writers block. The book shares several characters with her previous book,”The Outsiders.” She has created a diverse group of characters, all of which seem realistic” ” However unlike, “The Outsiders,” the novel has a weak plot and a sour ending” She has created a diverse group of characters, all which seem realistic. However unlike, “The Outsiders,” the novel has a weak plot and a sour ending. The novel follows two best friends, Bryan and Mark, whom have a br ...

March by John Lewis

“Today we reaffirm our commitment to democracy by bearing witness to the peaceful transfer of power.” He is saying that he will come to a peaceful agreement with the government. John lewis a congressman imagine you in class and the whole class doesn’t want homework but the teacher wants to give homework john lewis would be the person to try and tell everyone why they need homework in class. I can understand this book because it’s about real life situations that I see on the news. I can read it and understand how they character feels because racist police is still a thing. But this book help ...

Me agains Aliens

“Aliens”- the first word that came to mind when I thought of my parents. They were never mom and dad; they were always my “legal guardians”. I thought of them as people who only thought about my future and nothing else until I came across the one piece of paper that changed my mind. It was homework for health class and we were supposed to have our parents fill out a survey about us. I did not think much of it because they were asked to write about their expectations of me, and those had been clear to me since my first day of school at the age of 2. I thought I was supposed to study, work hard, ...

go ask alice by anynomous

Go Ask Alice has sold more than five million copies and after picking it up and reading it, then it becomes obvious why. Even though the copyright is 1971, it still continues to engross not only teens but also adults with its edgy, dangerously honest diary of a good girl gone bad. The book was girl’s diary, that somebody got a hold on and published, anonymously. Names and places were changed by wishes of concerned peoples. Knowing such events really happened adds a lot to the already breathtaking plot. At the beginning you are pulled into by how perfect she is and what a great life she has, ...

Kids are Kids, Not Adults

Imagine a boy in his youth, in such a hostile environment such as prison, surrounded by abusive, dangerous adults, where the child is absolutely helpless. How could anyone wish this kind of horror and danger upon a youth? This debate is causing feuds all across the U.S. of whether or not juveniles should be tried as adults in the court of law. Juveniles, being below the age of eighteen, obviously are not adults, however are capable of committing crimes equal to crimes committed by adults. Some find that these criminals should be punished in the same harshness and rigor as adults’ crimes would ...

Devious Addictions

In a world where a child is raised being told what to think, say, and do parents wonder why their young ones are being led into a corrupt life. How are children of the future supposed to act when they have been sheltered all of their lives? What are they supposed to think if they from a broken home and all they see is drug and alcohol use? As the United Nations had said “There one hundred forty-one million people around the world who use marijuana.”: if the math is done correctly that’s is 2.5 percent of the world’s population. Each little girl and boy is raised learning how to adapt oneself t ...

Betrayed by Morrigan Michele ; Misty Carmony

This story was rather different than what I expected. I thought that it would be a fairly predictable YA romance. I was wrong. There is a touch of lovely romance, but it is not the focus of the story. The focus of the story is firmly Alexis and her family. Having grown up without a father and with a Wiccan as a mother, Alexis is a bit unusual as far as heroines go. When not matter-of-factly castings spells she doesn't really expect to work, she is hanging out with her one friend (the daughter of the Baptist preacher) and studying for school. At least, until she meets Sebastian and turns 17. ...

Houdini by Clinton Cox

When I first opened the book Houdini by Clinton Cox, I thought it was a little boring because it only stated facts. As I got further through the book it got more and more interesting. By the time I was about halfway, I got really into the book Houdini and read it every day as it got even more exciting. I think the author could have been a bit more into Houdini's friends and family in the beginning. The author didn't describe most of the people but he really did focus on Houdini and his life and his wife. The book could have been really well done on characters if he had included more speech. ...