If you haven’t read The Giver, you should definitely read it. It’s a fantastic novel that takes place in a society that appears at first to be a utopia, but we later find out it is a dystopia. There is no poverty, unemployment, discrimination, change in weather in the society, but there is also no freedom, individuality, or even color in it. The people in the society are placed into family units and their whole lives planned out.
I read The Giver by Louis Lowry many…Continue
After watching this TED talk, I was inspired to do something memorable every day of my life. This is very difficult for me because most weekdays are very generic for me with school and everything. I realized that I can't remember what I did most days. Even when people remind me about them, I have difficulties remembering. When Cesar Kuriyama talked about how "time starts blurring and blending…Continue
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is a science-fiction story about Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged 32-year old man who goes through a surgery that was also performed on Algernon, a mouse, in order to increase his intelligence. Charlie is the first human to go through the surgery and he does it to "get smart." The story is told through progress reports he writes on what happens to him.
I found it interesting how you could see Charlie getting more…Continue
If you haven't read Jurassic Park, I would highly recommend you to read it. It is a very exciting novel about a dinosaur park on a small island called Isla Nublar. The park is filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs cloned from dinosaur DNA found in mosquitoes inside amber. The builder of the park, John Hammond, invited 2 consultants to come to the island tour the park and put Hammond's investors at ease.
Hammond groups the consultants with his…Continue