My active reading is going pretty good so far. I have never been given the chance to write and highlight important things inside a book before, and I'm really enjoying it. It is helping me remember important things; and when I go back and read something I highlighted, I can remember the importance of it. And the main theme within that chapter. One thing that I liked about characterization within the book The House on Mango Street is "The seats were big and soft like a sofa, and there was a little white cat in the back window whose eyes lit up when the car stopped or turned" (Cisneros24). I marked this because this is the first time that she was ever in an expensive and nice car. She enjoyed how the seats were huge and comfy and how the windows would automatically roll themselves up. She was in a little bit of paradise but within an instant she was brought back to reality. When her dreams ended with a car crash,and her never being able to experience a luxury like that in her everyday life.
The book that I prefer is A Long Way Gone. I really enjoy this book. It is full of emotion and surprises. I truly entertains me. The theme within this book is just so opposite to my life and the things I've experienced. Ishmael is a young boy who's town is attacked by these rebels and, he is in love with the american music rap. He is taken from everything he has ever known... his friends and family. I am constantly around my friends and family and I could not imagine life without them. The reason as to why I'm so interested in this book is it is the total opposite of me and my life