January 20, 2010

Forever by Judy Blume

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The novel Forever by Judy Blume, is about a young girl Katherine who you could say is mostly a good, virgin girl in high school. She has never had a real boyfriend before until she meets Michael at a New years eve party. They quickly begin seeing each other and their relationship grows extremely close and as time goes on he wants more then Katherine is ready for. Even though she wants to make Michael happy they wait a little longer until they take their relationship to the next level. When they finally do they grow closer then ever before Katherine shares everything with her best friend Erica throughout the book. Katherine’s parents grow worried that her relationship with Michael is too serious for their age and wants her to be focusing her academics and not only her boyfriend. They decide to sent her anyway to a camp for the summer that Katherine would have gladly gone to if she wasn’t madly in love with Michael, he also leaves for the summer to work. They plan to stay together and be loyal even while they are both gone for so long but that may not be the case as the summer goes on even though they have planned to be together “forever”. Along with other tragedies with Michael’s best friend eventually committing suicide. This is a great book, personally one of my favorites! I believe this book is mostly targeted towards teenage girls going through high school because it shows you a lot of struggles that girls go through with their families, dealing with parents and relationships with boys and girls. There is never really a dull moment throughout the book so I never wanted to stop reading it!

Samantha, Class of 2012.

Forever is available in the WHS Library.

January 19, 2010

Becoming Manny by Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg

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Becoming Manny is the incredible story behind one of the greatest baseball sluggers of all time. Manny Ramirez ranks seventeenth in career home runs and eighth in career slugging percentage.  Becoming Manny examines Manny’s life through the lens of larger issues such as mentoring and immigration, while also telling the story of a great career. Manny has excited the baseball world for years now with his amazing hitting and his “weird” approach to life and to the game.  This book is a really good book because it tells the story of Manny’s life.  I am a Red Sox fan and I think that this book is a good read for any sports fan.  This is probably the second fastest book I have ever read.  It tells about Manny growing up and going from the Dominican to New York as a kid .  It tells about him being drafted by the Indians and his career with the Sox and then leading up all the way to LA.  He has had a few people in his life to look up to but he does not really trust a lot of people he said and surprisingly his parents rarely ever went to any of his games.  If anyone likes baseball I would recommend reading this book

Anthony, Class of 2011

Becoming Manny is available in the WHS Library.

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a great play. The main character, Willy Loman, is getting more and more stressed out by his job and his family. He is disappointed in how his son turned out as an adult. Biff, Willy’s son, tries to impress his father but with no luck.
I have read two plays by Arthur Miller (All My Sons and Death of a Salesman). I think Death of a Salesman was my favorite, because of the great characters and interesting plot. I thought it really showed how the American dream can go very wrong.

Cam, Class of 2012

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular and best plays.  It is about a power-hungry man named Macbeth that kills a well-loved king to take his title.

When Macbeth gets nervous about people finding out he begins to kill anyone who might know.  He can trust no one and best friends become enemies.  He gets too deep in, must keep killing, and he can’t turn back.

When an apparition tells Macbeth that no man born of woman can kill him, he gets boastful and believes that nothing can stop him.  He sends out to murderers to kill friends and innocent families, and when people start to think that Macbeth killed King Duncan they go to kill Macbeth. HE believes that he is unstoppable until the future that the witches and apparitions begin to unfold.

There are murders, witches, and plenty of twists in every act of the play.Macbeth was an exciting and well-written play that was written by William Shakespeare so it is obviously a great read.

Dylan, Class of 2012