This is about a teenager who shares his experiences from the afterlife. Chuy was murdered in his school restroom. After that Chuy began his journey in the dead world as a ghost. He started when he saw himself on the floor in a bloody lagoon. At first he did not know what happened, but then everything started to make sense. When air came in from the door, Chuy’s body moves like a leaf in the fall. The first day he couldn’t control his body, but later he discovered the way to do that. He just made some tension on his stomach muscles and that way he stayed in one place. Then he visited his parents’ house and friends’ house. After several days his hands and arms began to disappear. In his journey he met a lady ghost with whom he fell in love forever. They traveled around their town together, and saved the life of a homeless person. This man was lying on the floor with a temperature, the lady covered him with her cold body and he got much better, but after a few days he died. And they met him as a ghost too. Chuy found his murderer. He was looking at his yellow shoes and then he killed him with a knife. A stupid reason and he asked him, “Why did you do it?” Screaming at him, he couldn’t hear, but he could felt his coldest and got so much more scared. At the end Chuy understood a lot of things about his family and friends. He could see from a different view, what his mother would always tell him not to do. He lamented his own death, because it saddened his family and friends. It was for an insignificant reason. But now in his afterlife with the lady ghost he was very happy until they both disappeared into the air.
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An important person in my life is my family. I have two babies and my husband. I love them so much. My husband is my best friend. We have been married for six years. He is from Mexico. He also oldest than me. We have two babies. Our first baby is girl. She is five year old. Our second baby is a boy. He is one year old. We are going to have are third baby. It’s a boy. My due day is March. I was sad and happy at the same time. But now I hope he is healthy. I think that family is always the most important in our lives. I hope to be a good mama. I think that family is always the most important in our lives. I hope to live long enough to see my grandson.
One of my favorite members of my family is my father. My father‘s name is Martin. He is forty –six years old. My father is very kind, honest, and funny. He was born in Mexico. He also lost his mother at the age of six years old. Every time Mother’s Day comes he feels sad. He always told us to love are mother today because we have her. I think that I love my family’s entire member. But my father is my best. When I was little I loved it when my father stayed home and played with me. But he had to work. I am from school and asked for him. I think that as time passes by I love him more. Every time a go to visit him I feel happy. I am afraid to lose him. I don’t know how I will live without him round me. I know that the day will come. I try to not think about that. He is my favorite family member.
My Teacher: Mrs. Shields chose this book for me. I was a little unsure about what book I will read. She recommended it. The story represents real living in a poor family. I found very interesting things in this book. For example: “Ana Rosa life. We were dreams when we are little. We feeling, we grow up than we express. What we want to do, with our lives .many children come from poor family. Same parents have negative comments to say. If they are raise with old fashion styles. They like to teach their children for the senses ways. They transmitted generation to generation. I remember when I living in the Island, I grown up with Native children they born there. They have different culture .I hearing and saw about many families” they said to the children, stopped to thinking about the dreams.it never coming true. The children answered way? The parents responding” we are poor. We don’t had much many to help and put you into the expensed school. Than you might to becoming as a professional and famous.
Ana Rosa “History is look like the sense. When she was twelve at that age” every child has lots dreams. I found Ana Rosa very smart. With different kind the ability. And with good attitude to learn fasted easy way. Ana Rosa and mammy talk alone on wash day. She loves to write, but in the Dominic Republic writing was dangerous. Wash day she get mammy all to herself she said time with mammy alone they can share private thoughts in the way they did on wash day. At the river’s edge, she did toll mammy all special things she had thought about during the week. She said no other hands, no other ears. They were alone, and no one could hear what they would say. Mammy was the only person who knew she wanted to write a book when she grew up. She knew it was a strange thing to want to do, because she sure, didnt to know any writers around in the Island. In fact, Pappy told her” that in the Dominic Republic only the president could write books. She thought it true. She went to the library, and she saw a lot of books by the president Balaguer.ther was reason why she couldn’t she should spin them around and around in her head as she doing a mental merengue. She thinks about the words over and over again. She figures out the dance, but sometimes she wishes, she would just say that she means straight out. Pappy might sound as if he is talk in in a puzzle, but she always know exactly what he means, I likes when she asked him. She could have a notebook just for writing her poems in. Pappy said girl, your head is getting bigger than your hat. You want more than you can have.
She told mammy this on her next wash day, mammy laughed. But she could tell the laugh was only in her throat and not in her heart. Mammy said to” Ana Rosa” your Pappy says funny things sometimes darling. She said.” He’s a dreamer.”
She asked. How can you say that, Mamie? All pappy does is sit on the porch and drink rum. Mamie’s hand shot out faster than a lizard under a rock. Mamie’s said you have no hair on your tongue don’t criticize others.
Day had been never a day of sharp words and slaps she felt as Pappy was a rock. She swallowed her tears and beat the clothes harder. Sharp words and a laps yelling and fighting there are no sweet measures of silence good things that are quiet. She glanced over at mammy. She was dipping the clothes into the river.” Looked Ana Rosa, “mammy said. Look at the river. She looked. The water rushed around mammy brown knees and through her blistered red fingers, leaving wet kisses on her skin. Making her skin wet courses directions paths but always under the sky and the Sun.” she had never heard mammy say so much at one time. She looked closely at the river but she could not see all that she saw in it.
You are this river, Ana Rosa,” she whispered. “But you must flow softly around the rocks on your way to meet the sea. You can do as you wish be careful .Mammy’s words were gentle. But her brown eyes were slits of worry like moon slices on a dark night. She looked worried turned them or shook them or chased them from her mind she tried to forget them. Mummy did not have to tell me what everyone on the Island knows.” She said. “And what she knows, too. Hurl words at our government disagree with the government and in the hot, sticky darkness, she heard mammies answer, sometimes it is better to keep those things inside for a while”
Mammy was right. She was warning her to keep quiet. To wait until she left the island and could write what she wanted. When she didn’t live in a country where silence was self-defense. She had to keep quiet to make sure she would not get in trouble. She shake Mamie eyes open show that keeping quiet. Can be bad. Ana Rosa said. Mamie slap will last a lifetime. She will always remember how angry mammie was. Ana Rosa does not have paper to write her poems on. She finds a solution, but it causes a problem for her brother. She was turning into a little thief. Ways striding bits. And pieces of paper to write on. Sometimes it was the paper bags that his pappy brought home with bottle of rum in. Also she used Napkin’s or gray paper that the shopkeepers, use to wrap up goods things. People buy she wanted more than anything a notepad of her own. She could write poems she can smell and tested and felt like something new. Would she express everything, she was feeling.
Guárico’s is her brother his had been worked as waiter at a Restaurant near the beach. He is handsome good looking and attractive. The tourists liked to have him smile chat and talk.
Mammy was upset because Ana Rosa needed help. She cannot help her as much. She wishes because the situation was not appropriate living in the Island is hard sometimes. She wrote about the children about climbing her favorite Grid tree. She wrote poems about Angela her beautiful silly older sister bout how to smile at men passing by their purchase. Also she wrote about her brother Robert who worked hard in the sun renting beach chairs to tourists. The brother Guárico’s last his jab. No matter what is wrong in their family. They always listen to mammy.
And the end a history Ana Rosa was happy for continue to writing her poems .family friends and neighbor they was proud about her. Extraordinary amazing and special ran moved the mess you are how you look his death day the day he died two tied together forever two days that will always be remembered together. Maybe it’s the silver wings on the waves that touch her brand new or maybe the big waves are making her see things differently. Shall will it is today or never. She has to do it.today or she will never do it.
I went to the Nixon Library. It is a beautiful place. It was a nice experience to see the former President’s Library. For a moment, I thought and imagined I was in the White House. I enjoyed the trip and the many important things from the famous to distinguished people with different cultures from around the world. Adult students and children have been to and still want to visit the Nixon Library. For those who would like to visit, I recommend this place. It is pleasant and historical for those whom were there at the time. It is helpful to keep and remember them. They are gone: for those we never will meet and will never see them. We will continue to keep them in our hearts and our minds. I looked at a lot of pictures of cars, limousines and different objects and many more things that had been used by the president. I thought about how the people were living with different lifestyles.
Thank you Mrs. Wu for giving me and the rest of the group this wonderful opportunity I enjoyed I hope all of you did too.
This book is about a family who was living in Mexico but something terrible happened and they had to move to the United States. Esperanza lives on a big, beautiful ranch with her dad, mom, and her grandmother. She lives like a queen with her beautiful dresses and a big ranch called El Rancho de las Rosas. Her dad was a peasant and sometimes Esperanza helps her dad. One day he never comes back. Esperanza feels terrible and she can’t believe that her dad is dead. Also her family has to move to the United States because they have family in there and they can help Esperanza’s family. But when they are leaving Mexico, her grandmother can’t come with them so Esperanza feels sad. And she felt like she loses two people at the same time. Esperanza’s life changes a lot because in the United States everything was different. Her mom started to work and she helps her aunt take care of the babies. Everything was good for the moment. Esperanza learns how to cook and clean. But her mom looks tired and she never is hungry so Esperanza worried about her mom because she doesn’t want to lose her mom. When her mom comes back from the work, she feels sick and Esperanza’s family has to get her in the hospital because she was very sick. Her mom was in the hospital for a long time. So Esperanza found a job and her life started changing a lot.
A PowerPoint of Our Field Trip to the Fullerton Arboretum
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO OTHER READERS. IT IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK TO READ.
IT IS ABOUT GREASERS THAT ARE IN A GANG. THEIR RIVALS ARE THE SOCS, OR THE SOCIALS.
THESE GREASERS PROTECT EACH OTHER, CARRYING WEAPONS TO FIGHT THEIR
OPPONENTS. WELL, THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE NOVELS, AND I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR
ALL MY FELLOW STUDENTS TO READ.