Tuesday, March 2, 2004

books

I am starting to feel better think God. I haven't done much school though. I have been goofing off as mom likes to call it. I read two books in that time.

One was called "Ashes of Roses" by Mary Jane Auch. It's about this 16 yr old girl who came to America in 1911, her brother gets sent back due to a eye sickness and her dad goes back with her, two weeks later her mom and one of her little sisters leave because they can't take it anymore so Rose and her sister who is 12 stay and they end up working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Which catches on fire (i think that really happened), and she loses her closes friends. It's a really good book I loved it.

The other book was "Her Daughter's Eyes" by Jessica Barksdale Inclan. It was about this 17 yr old and her little sister whos mom died and their dad came home maybe every two weeks for a day. He stayed with his girlfriend the rest of the time. This 17 yr old slept with this married man, and comes up prego. He is of course takin because of Satatory Rape (even though she was willing). But she has the baby at home, her little sister delivers it, and she didn't go to the doctors once. Anywayz the crib was a cardboard box and so finally this the married man tells his wife that the child is his, and that he doesn't think she went to the doctors. So of course his wife being a doctor takes her to the next town over. The girls get placed into foster care, and the baby in a different home. Do to the girl breast feeding she gets to see the baby. But in the end they get their family back (Dad, sister, girl, and baby). And it ends happily ever after. :P

The next book I am going to start reading after I get back from Math Class is called "When Dad Killed Mom" by Julius Lester. It doesn't look as interesting as the other two. But it is something to read till mom finishes the other book that I want to read.

Now enough boring you with books I have to go. I will try to remember to post later. I wanna see if I can find anything on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911.