Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Reading Reflection #2 for Group 1 -- Due Thursday, November 30

Please post your reading reflection if you are a member of Group 1: Amy B, Cole C, Kyle H, Jeff M, Jessica M, Josh P, Tyler S, Brett V. Your comment should explain what you've read in the past three weeks, and what affected you the most out of what you read. What ideas, interesting information, or feelings did your reading give you? Write for at least 5 minutes. Please post your comment by Thursday, November 30, 2006.

4 comments:

Amy B said...

Well, I just finished reading the book Tortilla Curtain and I did not really like the ending to the story. It left me on a really big cliff hanger wanting to know what happened, yet there was no more to read. Also, I did not like how it ended because it left Candido and America in more heart break. Throughout the whole book they went through struggle after struggle, like America getting raped and Candido getting mugged, and I just thought that maybe the author could end the story with a little bit of goodness and happiness entering the couple's lives, but I guess not. In conclusion, I enjoyed the book very much until the ending.

Jessica M. said...

Well I just read the book Tortilla Curtain. It was one of the best books I have ever read! I really liked the way T.C. Boyle did two sides to the story because it showed Delaney's and Kyra's perspective and it also showed Candido's and América's perspective. I'm not sure that I liked the end of the book though because it was very sad that after all Delaney did to Candido and América he still reached down and saved Delaney. It is just amazing how they struggled so much to survive. It really helps me understand the life of illegal immigrants so much better. Now that I have finished the book I look back and think it's so cool how T.C. Boyle wrote the book with so much emotion and detail!

brett V said...

Over the past three weeks I have read Tortilla Curtain and my world civilizations book. I like the book Tortilla Curtain because it showed both sides of the story and how the two families went through their jouney. From Candido getting hit by the car to America getting raped to their struggle to just stay alive with the lack of food, money, and clean water. I didn't like the ending because it was kind of sad because America and Candido's baby died. It also left you hanging. Over all I liked the book.

Cole C said...

This is from a couple of weeks ago, when I wrote one and we ended up not having one.

In the past three weeks I have read from p.63 to p.257 in Tortilla Curtain. This book is much different than what I expected. Life just keeps getting worse and worse for Candido and his wife, America. Just when they start getting jobs, America gets raped. When they have enough money to leave and try to go to the city, Candido gets beaten and they take away all of their money. Finally it seems like something good is happening, even though America is total depressed, all she does is sit around and do nothing. She does not respond to anything. Luckily Candido is able to get a good paying job and starts making 64 dollars a day. On top of that some guy at the grocery store gave him a turkey for free. This helped America come out of her slump and depression to finally be somewhat happy. This part of the book shows how the problems that we as Americans have are not really much compared to what people like Candido and America go through. Delaney and his wife have problems such as: fighting about if the wall should be put up around the houses, and Delaney is mad because he has to go with Krya to make sure that she is safe when she closes the Da Ros house. This part was very interesting and was full of a lot more stuff than I though would happen.