Literature Log 7
Recently I read pages 96 - 119 in American Dragons, by Laurence Yep, and I like this part of the book because this story talked about a funeral in a family and it reminds me some of my past experiences and lessons I learned.
One line from this part of the book that stands out for me is: "But dad never wanted me to get my ears pierced in the first lace, so I guess it really burned him that I hadn't even asked before I got the second hole done. Although it is nothing compared with what some people at my school are doing." I liked this quote because I agreed that it is nothing to get ear pierced, but my parents didn't agree with me although it is not a matter comparing with my peers. This reminded me that parents and their children always have contrasted opinions in the same incident.
Another line that I liked was: "When I was little and we spent every Sunday at our grandparents' house, playing with our uncles before they married and had their own families, I thought my father and his brothers were an unbeatable force." It made me had the same feeling, when my grandfather died, my uncles, aunts and dad were very upset and I even saw they cried. However, I had never seen them crying in front of me in daily life. It told me how sad they were, although they looked tough in the ordinary days.