I love your piece. It’s very deep and I can tell that you z your mind and what you felt. I´m glad that we have this opportunity in school to create beautiful things so that we can express what we feel. No matter what you went through or go through with your dad, you seem to keep going. I love when you talked about your brothers…[Read more]
Thank you for showing this beautiful story and I say beautiful because you can see how much you and your family loves your dad and support him. I can tell that at the beginning of the comic, it was a bit rocky and hard for you and your family but you guys managed to make it work and that is true love right there. About your drawings,…[Read more]
Awww this comic made me really sad because of how much you can tell that you missed your brother being away from you. I can connect with your story because I don’t have my brother with me even though he’s closer… it sucks and I do miss him. I like how you explained to us that you had a blast with him and that’s awesome to hear.
I love how you first talked about how scared you were to travel by yourself and to a place that you have never visited before. I can connect with that as well because the first time I went camping in 8th grade, I felt home sick. I didn’t know how to make myself not feel that way because it was my first time away from home and my parents but I…[Read more]
Wow! I love how beautiful you express about your nephew! And the story… it’s just wow! I remember you told me and I thought you were joking. I couldn’t believe it! I think that your sister’s story is so unique and so cool because she didn’t even know. Thank you for sharing this with us.
I’m really sorry to hear your loss. I want to thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story with me and everyone else. I really like that you but a lot of speech bubbles and captions where I can read what is going on. Love it 😊😊
I love how you talk about your struggles but than turned it into something positive. I like how you talk about who motivated you and how hard your dad has worked. I also like how you talk about how you like school now but when you feel overwhelmed you think about the people that support you and you keep working hard. This motivates…[Read more]
I really like how neat and easy your comic was to see and read. I loved how you started off by telling us how you struggles to go up and that finally after people motivated you, you decided to grow courage and walk up that beautiful mountain. This motivated me a lot because I don’t always so things because of fear and I don’t lik…[Read more]
I really like how you show us the love that you have for your nephews and nieces. I love the part where you talk about how you try to be a role model for them and that they motivate you to keep going because motivation is a key to success. I love how you also talked about how your brothers struggled but still made it because it can give…[Read more]
I loved your comic about your nephew. I can relate a lot because that’s exactly how I felt when I carried my niece for the first time. It’s a love that you can’t explain. I loved how you added a lot of color to your comic which shows that you were very happy when you first saw him and had him with you for the first time. I also…[Read more]
Thank your for taking the time to write about something that may no be easy to talk about. This memoir piece proves that you really are a strong person. While reading your piece I had a very clear understanding of what was going on. I was able to picture the story in my head, it was very descriptive.
I love this poem because this was totally so you! This poem was very different, unique, and just nice. For some reason, this poem stood out to me from the others that I have read because you talk about yourself in a way that you don’t sound ashamed of yourself whatsoever which I love. I love how you talk about how independent you are b…[Read more]
I love this poem!!! As I was reading it, I was like yup… that’s so Andrea. You’re such a caring person and I feel like I can identify with you as well. I love to look out for others even if I put myself last. I love to make sure that people are okay even if I don’t feel okay.
I love this poem. Sometimes I’m scared and I think to myself “Do I really have friends”? It’s hard to find people who want you to succeed because this world is so cruel but I’m glad that you keep that positive attitude and decide to helps others face things that have happened to you.
I like your memoir a lot. It made me reflect on how much I complain and that I shouldn’t be complaining at all. This was so inspiring and definitely got me to think. This poem can help people change because some of us are more fortunate than others and we need to know how to be thankful for what we have.
This is a very powerful poem. I’m glad you got over your fears and were able to continue doing what you love. You can tell how much you have grown when reading your poem. Keep doing what you are doing never stop.
Thank you for sharing this poem. I can relate to the fear that public speaking causes. You captured the feeling of fear in this poem through your words, which is no easy feat. I liked your repetition if words throughout the poem such as ” I prefer” and “Now I”. I especially liked your poem because its up lifting. You overcame this fear, and thats a powerful message.
I really like how you put your own meaning to your name even if it was given without a meaning. I like how you are not ashamed of your name and you actually really like it which is a very positive thing. Your name memoir gave me a very positive vibe which I loved.
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