I am really interested in Pacific Crossing
Recently I read pages 1 to 18 in Pacific Crossing, by Gary Soto, and I am really interested in this book. This is because it is about two boys that are in a student foreign exchange program. They live in San Francisco and are going to Japan for 6 weeks. I like this because I am interested in Asian cultures and it would be nice to read it from a perspective of a kid close to my age.There are also some funny parts.
One line from this part of the book that stands out for me is: "Nine thousand miles from home, thought Lincoln, and Tony's acting like a regular vato," because there are so far away from home and he is acting like if he was back home. This is kind of funny because he may not follow Japanese culture and at the end he will be kicked out of the program. HAHA.
Another line that I liked was: "To Lincoln Tokyo was disappointingly modern." I can relate to this because I also thought that Japan is like what they show in tv and movies. You know with samuries, ninjas, traditional clothing, etc. At one piont Japan was like that but then got modernized when the Europeans went over.
What's probably going to happen next is that Lincoln would meet the Ono family. Maybe Mr. Ono's kid would want to be friends with Lincoln and would want to learn some American culture while Lincoln would like to know some Japenese cultures.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book because it is a great way to see from the eyes of a kid what Japanese is like from America. I would also like to se what happens to Lincolns friend because he is acting so vato.