Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling is an amazing book that invites the reader to a magical story that introduces us to the main protagonist, Harry Potter. Harry’s story starts off with his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, they are not the nicest people. Harry became an orphan at a very young age and was left with the last resort of Harry’s mothers sister, Aunt Petunia. One morning, Harry goes to do his normal chores, wash the dishes, make breakfast, and to fetch the mail. Although one morning when Harry was grabbing the mail, he noticed something strange. This time, he had gotten a letter… but he had never gotten mail ever before in his life. He had but utterly surprised because he somehow had gotten accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, when he didn’t even know he applied for it. With resistance from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon on his decision on going, Harry was easily convinced to be escorted by a representative of Hogwarts, Hagrid. After little to no time, Hogwarts became his home, a place where he could be himself, explore his capabilities, make new friends, and find happiness.
Author: COLE STEWART
Dawn- Reading Update
Dawn by Octavia Butler is a story set in a post- apocalyptic world where a nuclear war has nearly wiped out humanity. The few remaining survivors are approached by an alien race called the Oankali. The Protagonist of the story, Lilith Lyapo discovers a new world for her self and the rest of man-kind. This story illustrates a magical and unimaginable world through Butlers amazing storytelling.throughout the course of the story. This story contains complex and multi-dimensional characters.
Reading Update: Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice (anonymous author) follows the story of 15 year old girl named Alice who struggles with reoccurring drug abuse. This book shows her normal day to day life in the form of a diary entry which later describes how she copes with drug addiction and it illuminates the hard times that she faces. In the beginning of the book she talks about her body insecurities and her struggles that she experiences throughout her teen years. I think that Alice is a very complex character because in some chapters/days she wrote in her diary, she would talk about how good life is and how she is extremely happy to be alive. Then she also sometimes talks about how she hates her life and talks about how she is struggling with her mental health. So far, I would definitely recommend this book because it gives a new perspective no one has ever seen before, her life.
Binti Home- reading update
I am still reading Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor, and so far it has great potential to be a great and profound book. Binti is a sci-fi afrofuturism trilogy about Binti and her Meduse friend Okwu. Binti is going back home from where she is currently staying, Oomza University. So far I believe that Okwu is the most complex character because they can very mean and cold hearted but also compassionate and empathetic. A internal conflict Binti is experiencing is her worry’s about how her family will think of her. Ever sense she left her family secretly to go to Oomza Uni, she was worried how her family would treat and think of her because she left so abruptly. I think that the book builds tension by creating new conflicts which leads to her having to accomplish something to solve the problem. So far I think its going to be a good and exiting book.
Book review: Binti
“Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor follows the story of the main character, Binti. Binti is about a 16 year old girl who gets accepted into a university named Oomza Uni. Her parents are pressuring her not to go and stay on her planet because of her culture and customs. She decides to do what she thinks is best for herself and goes against her parents wishes. On the way to Oomza Uni, she encounters challenges and conflicts that she could never imagine. In the beginning of the book it gives a tremendous amount of details and descriptions of the futuristic world they live in. I would definitely recommend this book because if someone doesn’t like reading longer books, this book is short, profound, and entertaining.
The Little Mermaid’s Thesis
I agree with the group when they said “It also supports the dominant narrative because by the end of the story, she changes for a man.” Throughout the entire movie her whole mission is to end up with him and she does whatever it takes to be with him even if it means losing her voice. This whole idea that she needs to change her body for a man can negatively impact its younger audience.