Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ALIS Book Recomendation

Josh Wiegman 
Period 2 

Last semester, I read the book, Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Truman Capote. Last summer, I read the book, The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Wells. 

Please write a book recommendation that includes the following, in your opinion:  What you enjoyed; what you wrote about; how you felt about length and difficulty level of text; readability and reader engagement; people who might enjoy it; major issues, topics, ideas author wrestles with: 

For my book recommendation, I would like to recommend The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I chose this book, because I like how it connects to my other books that I have read, also I like the story line and the moral lessons the books provides. The last ALIS essay, I wrote about how materialism and materialistic items are only a way to disguise your true self. Also, I wrote about how materialism can cloud your vision and pursuit of having a home. Last ALIS assigned reading book, I thought that it was too easy, and I would like to challenge my mind and have a harder book to read. However I do feel like The Great Gatsby would be in my range of books that I am able to not struggle with. This is a relatively long text, so I will really have to be on top of my reading schedule and make better annotations as well as deeper connections. This text has a very complicated plot line and odd event, so I feel like it will really engage me in the reading and push myself to be better at understanding the text. Any person that enjoys a classic book, as well as a great story line. Some major issues addressed in The Great Gatsby, are how money can control your life, as well as your decisions, breaking laws, waste, and lavish lifestyles. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrestled with the issues of how money and material items can cloud your life and your perceptions of others. AS well as what other think of who you are and how we judge others based on our wealthy or material possessions. 

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