|Me with a baby deer at a deer farm|
The book we began to read was called "A long Way Gone". There were many themes in the first chapter of the book. One I would like to talk about is family. In the story the boy talks about his family a lot. His parents are divorced and he goes to see his mom about every three days or so. His father had gotten remarried and he dislikes his step mother a lot because she makes his dad very distant from him and she doesn't like it when his dad talks to him or acts like he cares about him. He has a brother that is very close with him and he has friends that they both hangout with often. His mother is very loving but cannot afford to take care of them. I think that the family aspect is very important to the boy and its sad that he has to be taken away from his family because of the war around them he and his brother and friends take off into the woods away from the war that is coming towards them. I think we take for granted our family and who we have in our lives. We never know when one day they could be taken away from us and if we don't spend time with them we will regret it later when they are gone.