Saturday, January 26, 2008

"Top 10 list"

The book tyrell has many interesting facts and meanings but I chose the following to be the most interesting and important in the book.
Tyrell is the important character in the book. In this book he is playing as the responsible one for the family, after his dad got sent to jail. His mother doesn't act like a responsible one after her husband went to jail. She doesn't take care of tyrell or troy younger brother. tyrell's dad used to work and pay for the rent and everthing they need. When he went to jail the mother was suppose to get a job or somthing, but she didn't. Instead she went out with her friends and party enery night. Tyell had to take care of troy. They didn't pay the rent for months, so the lanlord kicked them out. They had to find a shelter which they did. Tyrell's mother told him to find a job or sell drugs on the street like his father. One thing that tyrell has is the smartness, he doesn't want to end like his father.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Summary the my outside reading book

The book I am reading is about this kid name Tyrell. He is going through a rough life. His dad went to jail about three times. Every time he goes to jail it has to be about selling drugs on the street. Every time Tyrell’s dad goes to jail. His mom acts like she doesn't have a family to take care of or, support like Tyrell, and his younger brother troy. Tyrell's dad use to bring home some money that he made from selling drugs or, throwing a party. He paid the rent for the apartment, and their groceries. While Tyrell’s dad was making cash bills his mom would clean around the house, and cook all the time. If she didn't do those chores and her husband arrives home he would spank her. So when the dad went to jail she didn't know what to do. She didn't went to get a job; she just lied back and didn't care no more. She even stopped cooking because her husband is not around no more. So there’s no one that can tell her to cook. When the kids are hungry she gives the older one like 5 dollars and tells him to go buy something for himself and his younger brother. So the landlord couldn’t take the fact that they couldn't pay because they didn't any money. So the landlord kicked them out, and they went to find a shelter. The shelter was very filthy, and dirty it was full of roaches. So one time she told Tyrell to act like a man and go sell drugs on the streets and make some money for us. He didn't want to do that because; he knew the consequences like ending up like his dad.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Post B

" You shouldn't smoke so much. It ain't good for you."
This relates to me because the world I am around does so much smoking and some of my friends too. I tell them to stop smoking and that it is bad for. They would love to quit but there too addictive to it. Well I think that every drug can harm you which is true. In our society people loves smoking and they think is cool specially teenagers they think their everything in the world, and trying to fit in. Specially they think smoking buys them friends. Teenagers do every thing they see on television or media. If they see their favorite celebrities smoking they'll smoke. they do every thing just to be like them. The book I am reading Tyrell knows that smoking is bad for you, but he still smokes because can't help it. He smokes once a day, only if he is stressed.He tells his mother not to smoke so much, because it's not good for you. She smokes five or six times a day. Every week she buys a new pack.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Post A

Dermatologist(126) - The branch of medicine that is concerned with the physiology and pathology of the skin.

Criticizing -
To make judgments as to merits and faults.

" What else you got to do? Don't talk about lazy.
What you doing for this family?" I picked this quote because it's true. Their mom is a lazy women that doesn't wanna do anything for her family she doesn't support them. Ever since her husband went to jail she acts all lazy and pretty dump. she spend her time with her friends and going to the club and smoking and acts like she doesn't have any family.

three examples of figurative language- Metaphor: Man, I'm too expensive
Onomatopoeia: My Cell ring

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Outside Reading Book

Tile: Tyrell(Push)
Author: Coe Booth
Year published: 2007- Ficton
310 pg

This is good good a sophmore because the author of the book wrote this book for teenagers and she worked with teenagers.
I choose this book because it won the Los Angeles times book prize, and i heard it was a really good book.