Friday, January 25, 2013

Unit 1 Vocab Blog

Once upon a time there was an insidious little boy who walked around reiterating the same phrase, "oh, you just wait." Know one knew what he was talking about. What they did know was he lived in a very opulent house and he recently was bereft of his mom because she was murdered. People would always find him walking around very warily while gibing. He became very unkempt and stolid, not even his dad could get him to talk. Next thing you know one day the doorbell rang and there was an intimation left in a note form of who killed his mom. Next thing you know the person who killed her was just standing in the driveway. The boy backed up for tentative. He then gaped at the fact that the killer was right there in front of him.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blog #2: The Lost Boy

The lost boy ended with after David switching between many foster homes he finally settled down at his true "home" the Turnbough's. He dropped out of high school so he could work because he needed money for when he was 18 and had to go love out on his own. When he turned 18 his job as selling cars stopped working out for him so he ended up going back and graduating high school and passing all his tests so he could enlist in the Air Force. As soon as his mother found out she called him and they talked for a very long time and she explained how she always wanted the best for him. This was a perfect career for David because of his love and fascination for planes. My prediction was not how this book ended up! 
     The tone in Dave Pelzer's book book is hope and optimism because there were many set backs but everyone was willing to help and get David on the right track in life. He viewed his life when he was older as the past making him the strong person he is today and that he has everything anyone could want with the love of his son.
     This book was very good! It really shows you how blessed you are in life for the little things you have and to be thankful for it all. It was very sad how someone could abuse their own child. The fast that he got out and could get help was relieving. No little boy should ever have to go through everything David went through at such a young age. I can't imagine how hard it would be to switch foster homes, meet new kids and "parents" and to become excepted by out children your age who know your a foster child. It's amazing how someone can completely change there life around for the better and have a great adulthood after having such a bad past.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blog 1: The Lost Boy

     The quote Pat Conroy says holds true in my memoir. This is because of Dave Pelzer's childhood and him being tortured by his mom he has gotten the chance to write about. Dave has published two books about it that many people have read and learned from. Also, he has learned so much from his past and it made him the person he is today.
     So far I really enjoy this book a few years ago I read his first book A Child Called "It". This book is a little more upbeat than that one because so far it has been how he escaped his mother and gotten into foster care. Although his new life has its own new challenges it will always be better than his past. It's been hard for him to adjust and fit in with other children his age which is understandable. He gets into trouble though by trying to get attention and acceptance from his peers by stealing, running away, and helping with a fire in the school with his friend John. All this trouble it just what his real mother wants to lock him away!
     Where I'm at in the book he is in juvenile hall and has a court date shortly approaching to see if he will get locked up or let out. I think he will get let out but that his mother will try to keep getting back at him I'm not really sure how its gonna end. My guess would be that he eventually is 18 and has to figure out what the next step in his life is going to be! I also think that by then him and his mother will be friends almost not to the point he will live with her agin but that they will be able to talk and see each other again.