Monday, February 25, 2013

blog 1 crime unit

I have been affected by crime numerous times. That sounds weird to say seeing as though I am only 18, but I have not only myself have dealt with being accused of crimes, I have seen loved ones be affected by it. Just recently my best friend was victimized. She and her boyfriend were sitting, talking in his car when they see a Gahanna Police car roll by them. They talked a few minutes, finished their conversation then left the parking lot. Granted, this was on private property but her boyfriend works for the city so he has the means to get in. They drove towards the highway leaving Gahanna but before they could do so 3 cops cars block them from ahead and behind. They get out of their cars; guns pointed and yell over their speakers, “Stop! Put your hands where we can see them out the window!” Long story short, they thought since they drove away soon after the cop car rolled by that they stole something from the Gahanna Parks & Rec property. Little did they know her boyfriend worked for the city, had a key card to be allowed in that area, and actually aspired to be a cop himself. I felt the cops took the situation to an extreme. I believe if it were a 30ish adult leaving the parking lot, they wouldn't have been discriminated against…but you never know.
This crime experience for sure has nothing on my books crime of rape! The book Lucky by Alice Sebold describes a much more serious crime. I can’t wait to get into my book and see how crime was dealt with in it. I hope the crime of rape in the book will be taken seriously and whoever committed the crime will be punished, but the law works in mysterious ways as I have seen. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

blog 3

I absolutely loved Divergent! I have not found a book that grasped my attention instantly, for a while but this book broke the mold! From the beginning chapters, I kept making time to read any chance that I got! The plot was great, the characters complimented each other, and it left me wanting to get my hands on the sequel! I think I liked this book so much because the type of society that it takes place in interests me. Futuristic, post apocalypse society is so intriguing to me because it really could end up like one of the storylines, with five different factions and all! The character that made this book shine for me is Four or Tobias. I wanted to believe the whole time that he would assist Tris and fall for her. Divergent ended after Tris broke the mind control of Erudite, saved Tobias, and lead herself, Caleb, and Marcus onto the train towards the Amnity building.  I liked the ending because I did not predict anything close to it, it was a twist! This book is AMAZING. It is packed with intensity, drama, and a hint of forbidden love. I recommend this book to any readers!