Rebound Reading Update

In Rebound by Kwame Alexander Charlie is trying to figure out his life with his father died and his mom being over protective. In the summer his mom decides to send him to his grandparents house for the whole summer to keep him out of trouble.

The most complex character so far is Charlie, even though he hasn’t completely matured in the novel he is showing signs of getting better. In Rebound there are external conflicts but also internal. The external being Charlie vs his mom and how she is making him leave all his friend and go to his grandparents house for the summer. But it is also internal by Charlie trying to deal with his dad being dead and not being able to cope with that and confused why it happened.

Music Poetry “Crazy Story Pt. 3”

King Von’s Song “Crazy Story Pt. 3” is not just a song but a poem. In the poem King Von uses poetic devices to make you feel like you’re in the story he is telling. Crazy Story Pt 3 is a song in which Von is telling his friends a story that happened between him and his opps:

  
the double cross
Tryna get me caught
Like I'm Randy Moss.

This simile that Von says shows how he thought he had a deal with someone but they set him up.

 "I say, s***, I'm just coolin' b***, 
I'm not from 63rd." 

The use of 63rd is what Von uses a lot when he talks about his opps. So saying this is saying how he is better then them.

"Made it to the hood, 
everything went good Knock on wood,
flame me up a 'Wood
Tooka smellin' good, looked at my phone."

The use of knock on wood is Von saying how hes hoping everything is good after he had an encounter with the opps.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul

The Long Haul is a book written by Jeff Kinney. This book is about Greg Heffley and his family. After Greg’s mom sees an idea about going on adventurers in her parenting magazine she wants to make that a reality. Their journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. From a gas station bathroom, crazed seagulls and a runaway pig. This trip is not what Greg would call ideal. But even the worst road trip can turn into a great adventure.

Mulan Group Thesis

I agree with their thesis that the actions of Mulan challenges the dominant narrative that women are not as capable as men. This is shown when Mulan does things that the men are too scared to do.