Archive for February 2011

Safe – Realistic Fiction   Leave a comment

In “Safe” the main character named Tracy, is raped in the first couple scenes of the book. She immediately is found and rushed to a hospital. But by the time she can open her eyes again, she is just traumatized with fear. She feels that she can no longer be safe and even the thought of her dead mother makes her scream. All she can think about is walking home from school, the orange car pulling up and then its a nightmare. The book is about her journey back to safeness again. Everyday her she gets stronger and at one point she can’t even walk to the mailbox without collapsing to the ground. Everything that she loved before that day of the rape, she no longer cares about. Who did this horrible thing? Will she ever be fully recovered?

Author and Copyright Year: Susan Shaw, 2007

Rating:      I rate this book

because I like all the feelings that author wrote about Tracy. She wrote in so much detail that I felt so sorry for the character. I recommend this book to anybody who wants to feel sad for someone.

Questions and Connections:

1. What gave you the idea of writing a book about Tracy, have you had a friend that experienced something this traumatizing?

2. Will you ever write a sequal to this book? If you do, what will it be about his time?

I can conncet this book to “Julie of the Wolves” because in “Safe”, Tracy’s only good and safe memory is about her mother. (Who is dead). And also in “Julie of The Wolves” Julie’s mother has died and she has memories of her as well.



Posted February 8, 2011 by Kai Toews in Book Critics, Humanities

My Math Post   Leave a comment

Click here to see the picture. Look at the 2nd graph called, “Career Season Totals”.

You guys probably knew I was going to pick the topic, basketball , well guess what I did! I found a picture of the NBA’s MVP (Most Valuable Player) Lebron James’ career statistics. The picture shows his stats over his whole career in the NBA. It says that he has scored 16,518 points in his career! That means 8,259 shots! Or 5,506 3-pointers! I picked this picture because I really thought that in the future, this is how math will be related to my work. I want to become a basketball player and when I do, people will need to record my statistics. Read the whole picture and checkout some of Lebron’s other impressing totals. It says that he has blocked shots 510 times in his career. REJECTED! He also played 596 games in 8 seasons! His feet must be in quite pain right now!

I have to questions to ask you guys:

1. What was an interesting fact you learned from this picture?

2. Do you think that this relates to math? Why or why not?

This is Lebron James:


Posted February 6, 2011 by Kai Toews in Math