QuickTopic free message boards logo
Skip to Messages

TOPIC:

Non-fiction book post 3/10/16

^     All messages            44-59 of 59  28-43 >>
59
Ellie Stone
03-17-2016
02:42 PM ET (US)
I am reading One Child by Mei Fong. This book contains 217 pages, and today I stopped on page 10. This book is about China’s One Child policy. This topic is covering China’s most radical experiment. The One Child policy is something I’ve hear of, however not anything I hold extensive knowledge of. This far, I’ve found out that this policy was brought upon families by the government. Due to this policy, China entered a generation work force gap. This is what I’ve read so far! This book has turned out to be incredibly interesting!
58
Devin DeMent
03-17-2016
01:22 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher. I just finished reading to chapter 18.

2. Michael is living in the ghetto with his mom and siblings. He keeps being taken away by Child Services because his mom is abusing drugs. Michael's basketball coach took him in and he stayed with them for awhile. He started doing better in school and then was able to play football. Michael used to sell newspapers as a little kid and used his earnings to buy food and one day he was robbed.
57
Jesse Tonga
03-17-2016
10:46 AM ET (US)
The name of my book is Red Blood, Black sand with 346 pages and i stop at page 33.

One major problem that the main character has that he has to try to past marine corp for a second time with a differ went group of people. Another major problem in the book was the fact that he was going have to go to war and away from his family and friends. The one major problem in the book was when the main character got sick and couldn’t graduate with his group that he was in before he got sick. After he graduated for marine corp he wanted to try find his friends. The main character was happy that he was going to be in the marine but his mom didn’t want him to go in the marines corp.
56
Daniel Waldner
03-17-2016
08:47 AM ET (US)
I am reading the book original gangster it has 210 pages and I stopped at 57

So far in my book it is about this little black boy and his very hard childhood he saw his cousin get his head blown off by 3 white men and ever since then he has just became more and more bad at the age of 13 he is ready robbing people and banks.
55
Molly McMahon
03-16-2016
12:48 PM ET (US)
I read "I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced", there are 176 and I am done with my book.

2. Describe at least 1 major problem or challenge your main character has faced so far in the book and talk about how the character worked to solve it or is working to solve it. Answer in 5 sentences.
The major issue my character has to overcome is the abuse she is receiving from her husband. She is ten years old and her father was afraid that a man would come and steal Nujood so he married her off. Her husband was told to swear he wouldn't touch her until a year after her first period. Not surprisingly he lied, raping and abusing her into submission. Nujood knew that she could not survive much longer. After a few months she got the courage to runaway to the court house and file for divorce.
54
Amber Muth
03-16-2016
11:48 AM ET (US)
I am reading A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard. It has 273 pages and I stopped on 55.
#1 Jaycee woke up early in the morning in June to go to school. Her mom forgot to kiss her goodbye, but it was ok. Jaycee thought she would see her mom that night. Jaycee knew that she would have to get up and get ready soon, otherwise her step dad would yell at her. She felt like he never liked her anyways. She was hoping that the neighbor dog would walk up the hill with her, but he wasn't there that day. She started up the hill for school, which she always walked alone after the move from Anaheim to Tahoe. As she is crossing over at the top of the hill, a strange man stops to ask for directions. Before she knows it, Jaycee is being kidnapped. When the stop, the man takes her into his house and shows her a stun gun. He told her he would use it if she ever tried to runaway.
53
Tanner Schaunaman
03-15-2016
04:26 PM ET (US)
My book is I am a Seal Team 6 Warrior. i stopped on page 60 of 165.
One of the major problems he faced is getting through SEAL school while so many other people failed. He got through because he was strong willed and had a rough childhood that prepared him.
52
Devin DeMent
03-15-2016
02:41 PM ET (US)
my book is i beat the odds 247i stopped on chapter 18

my book is about Oher, Michael. is field holed was and more one what the other book did not take about and what the difference was about the other book and what riley how happened
51
Talon Sauers
03-15-2016
10:29 AM ET (US)
My book is Zero Night it has 254 pages I stopped on 43

This book is about a group of captured pows in WW2.They come up with planes to escape but there plans always get stopped or shut down.
50
Ryan Beck
03-15-2016
09:48 AM ET (US)
My book is Behind enemy lines it has 135 pages and I stopped on page 112.

1. In 1776, an American spy traveled into enemy territory during the Revolutionary War to conduct the first spying of the whole war.
2. In 1862, a woman took to the ranks to fight in the Civil War under the name Frank Thompson.
3. In 1943, a Pilot took to the the sky with a friend to infiltrate Nazi occupied Europe to gather intelligence.
4. In 1944, a woman risks her own life to save a group of pilots from Nazi occupied France.
5. In 1966, an American prisoner tells his story of how he survives not only the Vietnam jungle but the North Vietnamese as well.
49
Kobe Moldrem
03-15-2016
08:59 AM ET (US)
My book is Our Boys. it has 290 pages and I am on page 150.

1. In 2000, a New York journalist takes a trip out to Smith Center, Kansas, to dive in deeper about the community's passion and love for one another.
2. In 2003. the journalist returns to the small town in southwest Kansas for the third time and discovers that football is huge there. The "Redmen" have a national record 50 games in a row.
3. In 2005, the former journalist finds a new job, in a smaller home, in a way smaller town and moves to Smith Center, Kansas.
4. In 2006, the team still has not lost with 80 games won, with the journalist a big part of the team, being close friends with everybody on the team.
5. In 2008, the team finally loses, ending a national record losing streak, with the community behind them the whole time.
48
Gillian Watkins
03-14-2016
11:04 PM ET (US)
I am reading Three Little Words. It has 297 pages and I stopped on page 37.

So far in the book Ashley and her brother have been taken from their mother. This was because her moms boyfriend brought bad things to the household. She has already been through 4 foster parents and her mother is not allowed to get them back until she can provide for a good environment for the children. Ashley has been separated from her brother multiple times. She wonders why the parents never like her and why she is being taken from her. She doesn't really have a way that she can fix this because it is what her mom does not her.
47
Corwin McBreen
03-14-2016
02:59 PM ET (US)
I am reading Navy Seal Dogs by Mike Ritland. There are 180 pages and i am on pg 100.

2) In my book the main character trains dogs for the military. With him training dogs there are many challenges. Some of them are getting the dogs ready for the navy seals. To train a dog for the navy seal there are a lot of things that are required. If he puts hours and hours into a dog it had to be worth it. They will do a test at the end of the training to see if the dog is ready for the military. If not they have to just give up on the dog or try to fix what is wrong with it. With all the things the dogs do they need them to be perfect.
46
Asha KlaassenPerson was signed in when posted
03-14-2016
02:59 PM ET (US)
My book is Killer Nurse, by John Foxjohn, there are 326 pages and I am on page 204.
4) The broad topic of this book is about murder and the trial it causes (courtroom trials anyway). The topic is mostly about Finding the truth in many lies. I learned that a courtroom, unlike on many shows, *coughjudgejudycough* A trial doesn't take just one or two days every single time. It can take many, many days. as many as it takes to reach a verdict.
45
Christian Hackett
03-14-2016
02:37 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book Devil at my Heels by Louis Zamperini. The book has a total of 289 pages and I stopped on page 186. I think that throughout the book Louis has to face many different challenges. Some of the challenges that Louis faced was flying a plane over enemy territory and bombing them. Some of the risks that he faces when doing this was that he could have been shot down or the enemy could have hit a bomb inside the plane and blew up the plane. I think that the biggest challenge that Louis faced was surviving on the raft for 47 days. Most of the days he did not have food or water.
44
Ryley Nelson
03-14-2016
02:30 PM ET (US)
I am reading “Oogy” by Larry Levin. There are 209 pages in my book and I am on page 51.

2. Larry and Oogy are the main characters in my book. Larry and his wife face the challenge of having children. In the beginning they could not get pregnant. 2 years after entering into a adoption company they adopt two twin boys. Oogy the other main character faces being a bait dog and is found almost dead in a drug trade. After being treated at the hospital he is found by Larry and his family.
^     All messages            44-59 of 59  28-43 >>

Print | RSS Views: 243 (Unique: 148 ) / Subscribers: 0 | What's this?