Saturday, December 22, 2007

Week 5, Post B

Before I read this chapter I thought Sai was a really Quite girl who tried to connect with people around her but i was wrong. After reading this i have realized how strong sai is. sai's grandfather had invited his one and only niece named lola to his house and when she walked in the house Sai was the first to greet her. sai had been really shy when she was little but after the whole thing with her parents she noticed that there is no one she can talk to unless she starts to talk so now she is more open to everyone she meets. Sai and Lola have a good relationship when Lola moves in. They talk about everything and they have a lot in common. In this section one important thing also happens , Biju for the first time in years has called the cook and talked. This was a major break though for the cook because he didn't think his son cared but now he knows that he does. after this has happened Sai fells relieved. Now Sai kind of feels like a family because she has someone she can talk to and everyone feels connected. This is probably the most important part in the book because it puts everything together.

Week 5, Post A

foliage-(p.244)-the leaves of a plant, collectively; leafage
dispel-(p.255)-to drive off in various directions; disperse; dissipate: to dispel the dense fog.

"Are you alright?" asked Biju.-(p.254)-This quote represents that Biju finally realizes that his father loves him very much and that he hasn't cared about him in the past years.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Week 4, Post B

In this section i feel that sai finally for the first time since she has moved in with her grandpa she felt like she was part of a family but not with her grandfather. Sai has been wishing to have a mother and father but that can't happen. the Cook has wanted his son to come back but he can't because his son needs to earn money so he can also make a living. Now The cook has treated Sai like his daughter because they see each other every day and they both feel a father daughter connection. The Cook talks to Sai about when he was little and when he was sai's age. sai is really interested because she really didn't know her real parents history so wished to hear about the cook. After reading this section i was kind of confused because the cook forgets about his son in america and acts like he doesn't have a son, just a daughter. I also feel very happy for Sai because she finally found someone she can talk to and someone to love. reading this book it's kind of weird because it never says where sai's grandpa is but he just pops out of no where and starts talking sometimes. in the beginning i thought sai would have a really good relation with her grandfather but it turns out her relationship is better with the cook. It must be really weird for sai to have a better relationship with an outsider than with family.

Week 4, Post A

They feel warmth and family like. This section Sai and the Cook feel warmth and feel like a family.

venom-(p.179)-something resembling or suggesting poison in its effect; spite
bemused-(p.183)-bewildered or confused

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Week 3, Part B

In this section Sai gets closer to the cook and the cook becomes friends with sai . they act like family now and they can trust each other. when sai has something she wants to talk about and doesn't know what to do she goes and askes the cook. Sometimes when Sai thinks about it she kind of wished that the cook was her father but whenever the cook talks about his son it's a whole different feeling for Sai. In this section sai reflects her own feelings and thinks though a lot of things. Sai think a lot about her parents and has decided to let her parents go and forget about them so that she wouldn't be as depressed all the time. Sai really wished d=she had a family to love but the closes thing she has is the cook and her grandpa, which is not her real grandpa he is the father of her adopted parents. sai has not said much to her"grandpa" but she feels a connection but doesn't know how to confront him sometimes. Sai's grandpa doesn't really talk but some how sai feels that he cares and wants to do something nice and take care of sai. The cook once talk to sai's grandpa and he said to bring Sai back when he had found out what had happened to sai's parents and if he didn't care he wouln't have had the cook bring sai to his house. In this section there is a bit of confusion but hopfully i will find some answers in the next section.

Week 3, Part A

Theme: one theme that takes place in this book right now is trust because Sai really has to trust the people she is living with because if she doesn't there is no one else she can trust. The people that sai lives with most trust her to because they are trying to be family but they are taking it one step st a time.

barricaded-(p104)-a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
patels-(121)-in Acronym Finder