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The memory of abandoning Penelope

For my AP title this year, I choose to read the book The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards. Although I haven't finished it yet, I'm enjoying reading this book a lot. I chose to read this book because I love mystery novels and because my friends are reading this book so we can discuss it together for better understanding. So far this year I'm doing better then I expected with my reading goals. I challenged my self to read at least 3 different genera's which after finishing this book I will have accomplished. Secondly I have met my reading goal for completing 90 pages a week this entire set of 9 weeks, although this was tough for me, the 20 minutes we get in class helps me out a lot. In my current book, The Memory Keepers Daughter, a pregnant couple is rushed to the hospital just before giving birth. Unexpectedly they end up birthing twins and one child is born with down syndrome. In a rush decision, the husband instructs for the kid to be taken away before his wife…

The Painful Choice to Stay

Right now I am in the middle of reading If I Stayby Gayle Forman. The book is set through the perspective of a young girl named Mia. She was involved in a fatal car accident that took the lives of both her parents, her little brother, and also left her in critical condition. Mia is in a coma and the doctors aren't sure if she is going to make it. While in the come Mia is looking back at her life and trying to find the will to push through and live.

     While in the hospital after the crash, Mia is deciding whether or not to fight for her life or to give up. She is aware that if she wakes up, she will be an orphan, and her life would be drastically changed forever. Still contemplating her options in the coma, Mia soon realizes "that dying is easy. Living is hard" (175).

     On February 10, 2017, three old friends of mine were involved in a fatal car accident. Samantha Sacks and Lily Davis both passed away, but Kendall Murray was left in a coma from the accident. Ver…

Reading in the Life of a Dyslexic

Hey everyone! My name is Alyssa Poetschke (it's pronounced Petski). I am a sophomore at Hebron High School and I'm in PAP English II this semester.  And every one knows that PAP English II means a lot of reading, guess I didn't think that one through haha. Ever since around second grade, I knew I was different than all the other kids when it came time to read and write. I would stumble over the simplest of words when I was called on to read aloud, and all the kids would laugh at me. Honestly, I didn't think too much of it until one day my teacher sat me and my parents down and suggested that I got tested for dyslexia. Soon as I knew it, I was in different classes to try to teach me how to read and write faster and more efficiently. It helped some but not too much.
     Ever since then, I have not particularly liked reading, but I don't exactly hate it either. Before I started English this semester I can honestly say I hadn't read at on my own unless it wa…