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Introducing the Author：
Wendelin Van Draanen （文德琳·范·德拉安南）
A American writer and screenwriter .Wendelin Van Draanen worked as a high school teacher for many years before turning to be a full-time writer. The same-name movie “Flipped” was based on her original novel,and meanwhile, she served as the screenwriter of the movie. Plus,she is also the author of the famous “Sammy Keyes series”
Introducing the Book：
This novel is about the simple but romance between Juli and Bryce,two teenagers.
The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. However,the first time Bryce saw Juli, he was afraid and ran away.After experience many things ,during which they misunderstood each other, they understand the feelings for each other and got together eventually.
Comment on the passage or sentence:
He just grinned and said “Some of u get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss…”He turned to me.” But every once in a while you find someone who’s iridescent,and when you do ,nothing will ever compare.”
The sentences were said by Bryce’s grandpa. He invented to remind that Juli was a good girl,who Bryce shouldn’t miss.There are many different people all over the world,but when you find someone who is iridescent,your world will be filled with colors and happiness,and then nothing can distract your attention .I think it very vivid to describe the true person as for everyone. Maybe it’s hard for us to find ,but the result deserve our expectation.
My opinion about the book:
I love the character ,Julianna Baker.Juli was a simple and sincere girl,but many people who didn’t understand her thought her stubborn .She loved the holy sycamore tree, the eggs collecting from her backyard and loved her family. I appreciate her fearlessness and persistence. Although she knew Bryce didn’t like her, she still carried on.
And then, what impressed me most was her love for the sycamore tree. She made great efforts to fought for the tree , preventing it from cutting down despite the fact that the tree was cut at last.
I love the book, which told the readers the story in two voices. From my perspective , by this way ,readers can know more about the psychology of characters
< The Lady of the Camellias / k?’mili? / >
Author: Alexandre Dumas.fils
In General: The story is about a woman called Marguerite.
At first, she was an ordinary girl, coming from the country. After coming to Paris, equipped with her beauty, she became a prostitute, who always carried camellias, in order to make her living. Prostitute as she was, she still kept a pure heart. Afterwards, she fell in love with Armand, who played an important role in her life. Armand gave her tender love and also hurt her deeply. Their love wasn’t stable for they met lots of troubles. Marguerite gave up and chose to leave Armand in order not to burden his life, which ought to be happy. Owing to misunderstanding, they broke up.
Finally, Armand had a happy family .After Marguerite died of disease, Armand knew the truth.
Common on the sentence:
“ No one would consider whether Armand loves you, whether you love him, whether this mutual love means happiness to him and redemption to you; they would see only one thing, that Armand Duval allowed a kept woman (forgive me, my child ,for what I am forced to say to you) to sell she had for him ”
This sentence touches my heart deeply. It’s a cruel fact that as a prostitute, Marguerite was looked down on by other people. It’s generally believed that her love was cheap and unworthy. No one would care what a true and sincere love had and meanwhile, no one would consider that their mutual love could bring Armand happiness for good and she would gave up her job thoroughly for love. The only one thing the public would see was that she was a kept woman, who would bring Armand lots of trouble and didn’t deserve to be loved. From this sentence, we can know more about the darkness of upper class society in Paris at that time. As a reader, I feel sympathy for Marguerite.
Book: <Pride and Prejudice>
Author: Jane Austen
In General: This is a story about pride and prejudice,
Elizabeth met Darcy in a ball. For the reason that Darcy was so pride , the Elizabeth’s first impression of him was not good . Elizabeth was full of self-esteem, so she didn’t want to show interest in him. Yet, afterwards,
Her cute behavior caught his attention and left him favorable impression. Meanwhile, Darcy started change his thoughts and attitude towards Elizabeth. Owing to some understandings, Elizabeth disliked him more. Her prejudice against Darcy was increasing. When Darcy proposed marriage to her, her refused without hesitation for his pride attitude towards her and her prejudice against him. Struck by this event, Darcy was the first time to realize the consequence of his pride and chose to left. However After reading Darcy’s letter and knowing some truths, Elizabeth was ashamed and even changed her prejudice against him into true love.
Experiencing several things, they got married eventually. Although pride and prejudice stopped them loving each other, at last they still became couple
Common on the passage:
“Sometimes the perfect person for you is the one you least expect”
I love a sentence, “Sometimes the perfect person for you is the one you least expect.” which left me a deep impression. The world is changeable and you will never know whom you eventually married to, just like Elizabeth and Darcy. Perhaps, the most suitable person for you is the one you never consider. Someone may be around you, but you don’t think that you can be a couple for some reasons. The first time Darcy met Elizabeth, he didn’t pay attention to her because of his pride. Elizabeth also had prejudice against him owing to the first impression. It was pride and prejudice that always blocked their love. Born into a wealthy family, Darcy was so pride and he thought ordinary women could not serve as his partners. Yet, afterwards, he fell in love with Elizabeth, who was also ordinary woman without living a rich family as well as having an excellent look. After pride and prejudice disappeared, they found their true love. True love is strange, for it always appears in the places that you never notice. Sometimes, you heart may be covered with pride and prejudice, so you can not find the perfect person for you , like Elizabeth and Darcy.
Book: <The Little Prince>
The story was described in the voice of a pilot, who couldn’t find someone to talk happily in the adult world, for the reason that he disliked talked about facts. He said he met the little prince in Sahara Desert owing to an accident six years ago. The little prince came from the other planet .He was friendly and told the pilot his experience and adventure in six planets, during which he met lots of people and animals, such as a fox and a King.
The pilot had a valuable friendship with the little prince in the dessert, so he wrote the novel for remembrance.
Comment on the sentence:
I was moved by the true friendship between the pilot and the little prince. I remember there is a sentence in the story, “Friends will come and friends will go. But our friendship stays strong and true.” It means although our friends will no always accompany us, our friendship still keep true and strong. True friendship is indestructible, just like the pilot and the little prince.
“Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her”
The rose didn’t know express her love for the little prince and meanwhile, the little prince could not how to love her for he was too young. Therefore, the little prince chose to left. She had accompanied him for a long time. After separation, he misses her and came to know what the rose meant to him. She had accompanied him for a long time. It stands for love, which is annoying but beautiful. From my perspective, it is a good sentence that can convey the strange feeling about love, especially first love.
Book: < Jane Eyre>
Author: Charlotte Bronte (British)
In General: The story is about a brave as well as positive woman called Jane Eyre. Born into a poor family, she was an orphan as a baby and lived with her uncle and aunt when she was a child. After her uncle died, she got bad treatment from her aunt for her aunt hated her. Afterwards, she was sent to the orphanage and received education. For the reason that she fed up with the life in orphanage, she left and started to serve as a tutor in Thornfield Manor. Subsequently, she fell in love with Rochester, the owner of the manor. Yet, after she was ready to marry Rochester, she found his secret that he had already been married. She got struck in pain and then, she chose to leave him and started to make her living in different places, experiencing all sorts of troubles. Later, a minister gave her a shelter and wanted to married her, but he didn’t love her truly. Afterwards, Jane Eyre refused him and decided to see Rochester again. At this time, Rochester hurt badly and became the disabled. She found Rochester and was moved by him, so eventually, she married him and live her life what she wanted
Common on the sentence:
“God did not so. Our spirit is same, just like you with my grave, will equally by standing in front of god ”
At that time, women were still looked down on. It was generally believed that women should in the lower level, attached to men and only listening to the men. However, Jane Eyre didn’t think so. From the sentence, she said her spirit is the same to his .Their spirit was same. For example, when Rochester came to her grave, he also would stand in front of god. His action would not different from hers. In the opinion of Jane Eyre, women have the same right as men. The author wanted to convey in the story that Women’s destinies are in their hands and they are supposed to change them in person, not always considering men’s thoughts. Jane Eyre tried her best to gain her own true happiness. Although she didn’t have a wealthy family and she wasn’t good-looking, she never gave up seeking for what she wanted. Nothing is perfect, but anything is equal.