Oh, just one. She wrote it after the book was finished. It was pretty simply, she chose a theme from the book and had to write about it.
Well, like "Lord of the Flies"in term 1 we had to read the book "the Catcher in the Rye" then write an essay and shoot a trailer for the book as if it was a movie.
What was the theme you helped her write about in the essay?
Just one? Wow! That's pretty sweet.
She wrote about how the main character, Holden, uses the "phony" to descride people and situations. It's his word, and to be honest I can see why.
I know right! Though I must say, "the Catcher in the Rye" actually wasn't all that bad. I can kind of see why we didn't read it 'til the year was almost over.
Okay? But aren't books supposed to teach something and not just be someone's opinion, regardless of if they're fictional or not. What did she learn?
Oooooohh, I get it now.
It's kind of like social media that way, like when someone only shares the good or interesting parts of their day.
I don't know. Maybe the author used Holden's overuse of the word "phony" to tell the reader that everyone puts up some sort of front as to not be 100% themselves.
So that's it. That's what I remember. But now that I think about it, I can also see Holden's overuse of the word "phony" as a warning; it says 'be the you in public that you are at home'. Or something close to that.
You're so right!!! I'm glad you're the thinking one. Anyways...I think it's time we rest for the summer. Let her use her heart more, she has used us enough.