Thursday, September 10, 2015

Journal 4: Hans

Hans, Ananya
Journal #4: Reading Response to The House On Mango Street

In my reading of The House On Mango Street, I actively read in the beginning but as we have advanced in the book I have made less active marks. I am struggling a little bit with the way Cisneros writes abstract, it has caused me problems to fully comprehend the reading. For active reading today I marked; "Close your eyes and they'll go away, her father says, or You're just imagining." I chose this because I felt like it is subtle hints at a problem that Alicia has with her father and it is compared to mice."Is afraid of nothing except four-legged fur. And fathers."

In the two books that I am currently reading I prefer A Long Way Gone By: Ismael Beah. This is so because in A Long Way Gone there is an exciting plot with a great storyline that keeps the reader hungry to read more. The way Beah tells his story it seems like he remembers every detail of when it was actually happening. The extreme subject of "boy soldiering" is so unique in itself and gives the reader perspective on something that is unimaginable.


  1. I agree with you when you say that Ishmael Beah wants to keep his readers hungry, good wording!

  2. You got to keep active reading dude if you want to fully understand the book


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