I feel that my active reading is going pretty good. I am struggling with I feel is I get a little highlighter "happy", I feel that I hightlight everything in the chapter. At the same time I think it helps me get a pretty understanding of what is happening. What I marked in our reading in The House on Mango Street is in the chapter "There Was an Old Women She Had So Many Children She Didn't Know What to Do" on page 29 Cisneros said " They are without respect for all things living, including themselves." I chose this becuase it really shows you know she had to live, also how some people even now does the same thing. I feel like there are some kids out there now that just don't care and tey should respect other people expecally their parents and people older then them and themselves!
Right now I prefer A Long Way Gone because I like a story where it is the same person going on with their jounrey. In A Long Way Gone it is Ishmael in his jounrey in the war and how he survived. But in A House on Mango Street it it just Sandra teeling bits and peices of her childhood. A theme that i think is good in A Long Way Gone is for your family you keep fighting until you are back with them. For my family is the most important thing to me so if I was not with them in the middle of the war, that would be my only mission to find them and stay alive.