• Hello Peyton,
    I really liked how you somehow tied in Chinese culture into American values and problems. One sentence that really stood out was when you said that “An outside look can sometimes give you insight otherwise impossible to get.” I think this is insightful because people need to learn to see things through different lenses and need to…[Read more]

  • Laura Ruby’s novel, Bone Gap, features a tight-knit community in Illinois. Everybody knows everybody’s business, and when Finn’s inability to stop Roza’s kidnapper everyone knew. They tormented him with name ca

    • Hey Thomas! I really enjoyed your article. I made me think more about the ideas of being an outcast and having to look at everything on the outside. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to live in a town that spreads such rumours and says very hateful things as you were saying in your essay. I did feel like you sort of just talked about the book and you could have gone more into how these experiences happen in real life and effect a great number of people. Great essay!

    • Hi there Thomas,
      This sounds like an extremely interesting novel that I would love to read! This made me think about the puzzle pieces that make up all of the different communities we are all part of. I would love to hear more about how this book applies to the real world and how we can apply it to our daily lives.
      Erica Strand, JMCHS

  • Dearest Will,
    I really liked how you made your point, then had a firm argument for that certain point. Your post’s flow of ideas was really smooth and it was easy to tell what position you stood for and why. All of your claims were clearly justified and you really figured out the nuances of your argument. Each claim that you made was thought…[Read more]

  • American culture, values, and creeds are all have different meanings to Americans. They are what makes you different from someone else, but there are values that everybody feels are important, freedom and

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