Friday, 25 January 2013

We Will Always Have Summer _ Litsperation Challenge 2

For my litspiration challenge term two I made a playlist that describes the book, We Will Always Have Summer! 


The Last Time (Taylor Swift):

I picked this song because I think it matches my book. There is a boy and girl singing and I think the boy matches Conrad and the girl matches Belly. It shows how in the book, Belly kept on pushing Conrad away, because she was scared it might wreck Jeremiah's and her relationship. She still loves Conrad, but she is trying to convince herself that she was meant for Jeremiah. 

I Do It For You (Brian Adams):

I picked this song because it describes Jeremiah. Jeremiah and Belly have been together for a long time after she broke up with Conrad. They have had many fights, but Jereimiah  has always loved her and always will. Everything he does he does for Belly. Jeremiah proposed to Belly because he wants to be with her forever. His love for Belly will never die…

Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden):

I picked this song, because I think it describes the book perfectly. The artist that wrote this song wrote it about a couple. I picture this song as Conrad singing to Belly about how he loves her, and she is the only one for him and that he will never look at any other girl in the same way. Savage Garden quotes, “I wanna bathe with you in the sea, I wanna stay lay like this forever.” Belly’s family and the Fishers would always go to Cozens Beach together and the ocean is right beside them. On Valentines Day they laid on the ground and just looked at the stars.

Heaven (Brian Adams):

I picked this song because it describes Conrad singing to Belly. “Thinking about our younger years, there was only you and me we were young and wild and free, now nothing can take you away from me, we have been down that road before but that’s over know, you keep me coming back for more.” This is the exact explanation that occurred in the book. Belly has loved Conrad for as long as she can remember, and finally Conrad started like her too. They started to date and they both loved each other so much; Conrad bought Belly a necklace that was shaped as infinity to say they will always be together forever. When they had a fight they broke up, but Conrad still loved her. Belly got together with Jeremiah and dated for a long time and was going to get married. Jeremiah knew Belly still loved Conrad so Belly and Conrad got back together.

Breathe (Faith Hill):

I picked this song because it describes Belly’s thoughts. Faith Hill sang, “I can feel the magic floating in the air, being with you makes me feel that way.” She feels this with Jeremiah and Conrad. She loves them both, but she loves Conrad more and can feel magic floating in the air when she is with him. She loses her breath every time he looks at her. I think this song really shows the way she feels inside.

In the book Belly wrote a note to Conrad and Conrad wrote a note to Belly. I am going to write a note that I think that Belly would have said to Jeremiah.

Dear Jeremiah,

I miss you so much! You were the first person I kissed and I will never forget that. I will always love you forever; you are the sweetest guy I know. You were always there for me, and you will become a great father!
I really hope you forgive me, I tried so hard to love you and only you, but Conrad was my first love. I bet your big brother misses you. Can you promise me that you will at least talk to him? Conrad is devastated because you don’t want to see him.
I can’t wait you see you again when I come back!

Love Belly 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Help Review _ Term 2

It doesn’t matter if your black or white. We are all humans, and we shouldn’t let the colour of our skin define who we are. Alyssa L. stated, “Each word was purposeful and meaningful making it play like a movie inside my head.” I couldn’t agree more! A quote that thoroughly shows this is, “Protect yourself. Protect your children. Protect our help. From the Holbrooks, we say, you’re welcome!”(Pg. 184) Alyssa made a strong point saying, “The theme of how love and friendships can overlook the appearances of people and overcome racial challenges is evident,” Miss Skeeter represents this sentence because she doesn’t care what colour you are. However, Alyssa talked about how the author narrated the story from each of the three characters’ perspective, and it made the book confusing and difficult to follow. That is exactly what I was thinking throughout the book. Stockett didn’t point out a specific protagonist, so it couldn’t decide which character to focus on. One person can make a difference if you stand up for what you believe in.
            Kathryn Stockett developed a very unique writing style, which helped me connect with every character. She created all of the characters to be dynamic, so that is how the theme is developed. The first person writing really enhanced the book and it’s meaning. Being in the characters’ heads really helped me understand their struggles. For example, Stockett wrote, “I done raised seventeen kids in my lifetime. I know how to get them babies to sleep, stop crying, and go to the toilet bowl before they mamas even get out a bed in the morning.”(Pg. 1)  Since this was Aibileen’s perspective, she wrote with slang words, because she lived in Mississippi, and came from a black community, which meant she wasn’t very well educated. The Help did a great job with relating to how the 60’s really were. Blacks were segregated from the whites, so people thought it was bad if they were friends. Comparing the 60’s to now is very interesting because it is so different. One of my favorite parts was when Mrs. Hilly would tell everyone that black people had diseases! Crazy! Her character was so influential that everyone built an additional bathroom for his or her black workers. Overall, this book was funny and keeps you hooked. For all readers who want an adventure back in time, go pick it up!