Brave Buffalo Fighter is about a little girl named Sue who crosses the plains westward with her family of four. The famiy travels in a large wagon tra...moreBrave Buffalo Fighter is about a little girl named Sue who crosses the plains westward with her family of four. The famiy travels in a large wagon train with many different people. Sue's mother is the most resistant to the traveling. She is a woman of class and order. She does not like being behind families different than her own. In the beginning she is very stuck up but in the end she is very grateful for the families hardships. Sue's older brother has to fight for the wagon train's safety against an ambush of indians and because they are so impressed with his hunting skills, they take him as their own warrior. The family of three crosses the plain safely and hears of their son's success in the tribe.
I absolutely loved this book! I love history books. This one is very interesting and exciting. I would recommend this to all ages because my grandpa recommended it to me and I loved it! Everyone should read this book!(less)
Jean Valjean was a convict who who after about twenty years in prison decided that he wanted to be a changed man. He escaped from prison and was const...moreJean Valjean was a convict who who after about twenty years in prison decided that he wanted to be a changed man. He escaped from prison and was constantly running from the policeman Javert. He began doing good deeds such as rescuing one of his old enemies from under a cart, and taking on a baby girl from his dying friend as his own. Through many of lifes struggles and trying to keep his true identity a secret, Jean Valjean new that in order for his daugher, Cosette, to live a happy life with her new husband Marius; he had to tell them the truth of his ugly past. Marius accepts Jean Valjean but not with an open heart. Jean Valjean dies in the end of the book but after living a life a good deeds.
I thought this book was very hard to understand at times. The writing style was for those with a little more education than me. I would recommend this book to adults who are interested in history and romance. It would have been an interesting book if i would have applied myself more and had a little more reading experience.(less)
This book is not one complete story. It is a collection of true stories that tells of the horrors that women in many Middle Eastern countries have to...moreThis book is not one complete story. It is a collection of true stories that tells of the horrors that women in many Middle Eastern countries have to live in. The first few chapters tell stories of young girls being sold into sex slavery. Their parents would sell them to business owners in order to make a profit. While working for their masters, young girls were forced into prostitution and often times sleeping with the boss in order to secure their own lives. Many of these youngs girls would not be fed in order to keep their bodies satisfactory to the customers. Often times these teenagers would attempt escape and suicide. The other chapters explained wife burning and other methods of domestic violence that many husbands would attempt in order to kill or dismember their wives. In many of the Middle Eastern countries, women are looked upon as extremely inferior to men. Women are killed in the streets for no reason and baby girls are killed because they are not worth anything to their parents or fathers. I wouldn't recommend this book to young viewers for the detailed descriptions of the fear that women have to live in. Much of the content in this book refers to sexual activity and murder; which would be highly inappropraite to young readers. This book really opened my eyes to the horrors that still exist in our world today. I was extremely surprised to find out that a little girl dies in the Middle East every four seconds. I would not expect that living where I do. I am very grateful to have read this book because of the education it brought to me. I liked this book although some of the content was questionable to say the least. Most of the things that stood out to me was the fact that these horrifying events still take place in our "civilized" world today. I wouldn't recommend this book to young viewers due to the content referring to sex slavery and murder.(less)
The Help tells the story of black house maids that help rich, young, white women raise their children and take care of their homes. While most of the...moreThe Help tells the story of black house maids that help rich, young, white women raise their children and take care of their homes. While most of the black maids respect the women they work for, they most often times do not particularly like them. The story tells of a young ambitious white woman named Skeeter, who dreams of becoming a journalist. To get her career started. She interviews one of the housemaids. When the maids give Skeeter most of what their true opinions are about the women they work for and the way they treat their help, most the the maids become fearful for their jobs. Skeeters book gets published and the whole town begins to be in disarray. This book had some crude language but for the most part I believe that pretty much anyone over ten or eleven could read it. I really liked this book. I only gave it four stars because the way that's it's written is how the black women spoke, so sometimes it was kind of hard to understand or comprehend what the author was trying to say. It wasn't that much of a challenge but occasionally I would lose track of what was happening in the story. The things that stood out to me in the book was the way that some of these white women could treat the very maids that raised them. It was like they have no choice to be rude because they were born into the "superior" race. I would recommend this book to almost everyone. I think it was a great story about struggles and challenges that black women had to cope with. It was also educational to that fact that it gave some insight on what the opinions of the maids were.(less)