• I have started a new book by the name of Keeper by Mal Peet. From what I have read, I know that a little boy, coming from a very poor family/home, and with no skills whatsoever at the sport of soccer, grows up to

    • This book sounds like a really good book, it sounds like a very inspirational book that could probably lead many to do great things. I might have to read this book just to feel this type of inspiration, to work hard to achieve the “impossible.”

    • I agree that hard work can lead to accomplishments great things, but it doesn’t always beat talent. The boy probably had some innate talent for the sport that allowed him to do so well with hard work.

    • I agree. I don’t think you will find a single elite professional who said they did not work hard. Talent only get one to a certain level, hard work is what is needed to reach higher.

    • I also agree that hard work can help you accomplish many great things, but just like Allie said I think there is always some talent involved.

    • I agree that if you put dedication, time and hard work you could accomplish your dreams . And even you have no talent you can be the greatest.

    • I think hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. If you have more talent and you work hard you’ll beat the less talented.

    • I agree with your post. Talent is basically luck, and luck only goes so far before it runs out. That is why everyone is always told to work hard for what they want.

  • Dear Joanna,
    I strongly agree with your point of view. No one deserves to be treated harshly, and to be touched in a way that might even leave a scar 20 years later. Especially get hurt at a very young age, because some will have to go through therapy for years to come, and that’s no fun. There is a lot of factors put at risk when it comes t…[Read more]

  • I have been reading the book, Dying To Cross, and I am at the point where they have spent 2 hours in the back of the trailer. The only child, “Marco Antonio” of age 5, has already died due to the asphyxiation and

  • Dear Yuliana, I also believe that they might grow apart but one way or another stay in touch.

  • Monce commented on the post, Homelessness! 3 years, 9 months ago

    Dear Breanna,
    I am intrigued by your post because it states what people see, and then it goes back into what reality really is for the homeless and why they are there. I am now looking forward to reading a book similar to this situation.

  • For the past few weeks, I have been reading the book, Dying to Cross. This book is sadly based on a true event, that has been marked down for one of the worst massacres.

    This story involves the telling of

    • Thanks for sharing this book. I haven’t read it but I am going to look for it.

      I live near the border in Arizona, and it is true that many people die trying to get to America. Over 6000 people have died since the year 2000. Many die from things that shouldn’t really kill you like heat exhaustion, dehydration, cold, or minor medical conditions. The land here is very remote and dangerous.

      I think that our government policies contribute to these deaths, which makes me sad. I am always looking for ways to speak out against these kinds of injustices.

      I look forward to seeing more of what you write.

  • For the past few weeks, I have been reading the book Stargirl. This book has real life situations fused into it, mostly based on popularity, and bullying. She goes by Stargirl, but her name is Susan

  • For a few weeks, I have been reading the book “I will plant you a lilac tree.” This book tells the story of a young woman, Hannelore Wolff, that goes through very rough situations during the war. Including, sta

    • Dear, Monce I am so interested in reading that book. I find it really interesting how this young girl gets though going through tough situations during war.

    • I think that it looks like a very interesting book to read.

    • Monce- This was a very serious problem topic that came into play during WW2 which was in the 1940s. The book sounds very interesting but unfortunately this was not the case for many of the jews during the holocaust. But this was almost as worst as descriminaton got in the world. But as you said there are still inequality going on in the country today. Not only African Americans but also Muslims because of all the Muslim terrorists. This is a very serious religion because people are starting to become racist towards Muslims. This is not their fault as a religion it is very unfair for them to be treated like this and it is important that we get over this as a country. It will take time but we have to work together. But if you are writing about equality you should show examples of black and muslim inequality to make your stance stronger. This is a good start that I believe you can build upon!

  • Monce commented on the post, The Afterlife 3 years, 10 months ago

    Dear Marisol,
    I am intrigued by your post because it states about the killing taking place in Fresno. I did not know this book was solely based on a murder near my hometown.

  • Dear Mamadou,
    I am interested about your post because it mentions how the sport of soccer will consecutively keep on developing. Also, I (soccer player) love playing the sport, but also did not know

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