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Mr. Collins Perspective

I don’t believe I was sent to do this. I’m doomed. Obviously, the girl is going to be given her just punishment today. I don’t know how the family thinks she can avoid the consequences. Last time she got probation, but when you mess up on probation, the system works against you. Mr. Hyatt has high expectations of what we can accomplish. Perhaps if he had higher expectations for his daughter she would stay out of trouble. WOW! I can’t believe how unlucky we got with that judge. He was not in a position to be meeting with offenders today. He seemed like it was Alexandria was the one who caused his whiplash. Of course it didn’t help that Alexandria didn’t show any regret for her actions or take any responsibility or look like she cared about how her actions impact others. I’m not sure I can keep her out of detention. At this time I think a cool down period behind bars would do her good, She is a spoiled brat. Off course, it I want to keep my position in the firm I had better come up with…

3.95 Stars? I don't think so

When I think about books that are about Global Issues I would expect that I learn more about the issue and begin to understand why that issue is important. This book didn’t do that. The global issue in this book isn’t addressed until about two thirds of the way into the book and you really don’t start to see people caring about the issue until the book is almost over. The book isn’t about an issue, it is more about a character and how she is forced into a punishment that makes her realize an issue with poverty exists. I knew from just the beginning when you were introduced to the main character that this novel was going to be difficult to read. I immediately disliked the character.  Throughout the story I was not surprised to see that she didn't change much. When a book is written in first person and is told by the same character the whole time you almost need the character to be good, and a likeable person or else you’ll have a hard time reading the book. This was the case for Ale…

Room to Grow

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Alexandria’s room would be a place of elegance and beauty. She is not someone with a boring plain room. I made sure to include items that when you saw you would definitely say that's something Alexandria would have in her room. I think that based off of what you learn about Alexandria in the novel you could say that soft pinks and creams are a colour she would definitely use when decorating. She is constantly talking about her ivory wardrobe and lilac acrylic nails.
In the photos you can see the basic theme of soft pink, white, and that little accent of gold. The items I chose represented her like that big bed matching her big personality and the big walk in closet for all the clothes she gets regularly. There are also the small things I included like the desk with multiple places to store jewelry and a large mirror for her hair and makeup. The lights and lamps I chose were to add a little bit of bling where it may have seemed boring. This made me think of Alexandria because at fi…

Rights and Freedoms of Africa

The freedoms that Alexandria had were vast. Her parents put no limits on her and for most of her life she was free to do whatever she wanted. She even felt that she was free enough to be above the law and commit crimes without consequences. When she got caught she, was appalled that her freedoms would be taken away.    Alexandria thought that because she had more money than everyone else, she also had more rights. The store owner who was victimized by Alexandria’s left had the right to persecute Alexandria for theft. When Alexandria got to Africa she thought more of her rights had been taken away because she had to live without things that became everyday life for her like, her phone, constant electricity and hot water, and privacy. These things aren’t rights, they are conveniences that come from living in a developed country.  In Africa, people did not consider these things rights. They were more concerned about gathering water, taking care of their families, getting enough money to p…

Alexandria of Disappointment

My biggest disappointment in this section was that the character has yet to undergo a change, show growth or display any redeeming qualities. Alexandria continues to be shallow and think only of herself. She still complains and doesn't understand things won't always go her way. As well as being unprepared emotionally, she is also unprepared physically for the serious amounts of work ahead of her. She failed to pay any attention to the email regarding the kinds of things she would need for this trip, before leaving on her 17 hour flight. This will cause for some problems along the way. The way Alexandria treats her new acquaintances is also very disappointing. It seems that she has no respect for anyone.  She doesn’t appreciate that the group of people she’s with are in Africa because they care about others. The motives and goals for the trip mean nothing to her. Her first thought when meeting everyone was to categorize them. The majority of the people were put into the “church…

Can't Always Get What You Want but Sometimes You Get What You Need

Alexandria is used to being pampered and get practically everything she wants. She is portrayed as an immature, self-centered teen. Her focus is on superficial things like fashion and hair. When she describes the people around her, she describes hair and clothes, like those are the things that matter most. She is very focused on her own appearance. She’s not afraid to speak her mind in times where maybe she shouldn't. When she does speak her mind it is often detrimental, and many around her imply that she is stupid and should probably keep quiet. Her first offense, vandalism,  occurred because she was upset about someone stealing her boyfriend. Her second offense, shoplifting, occurred because she wanted some things. She didn’t want to pay for them, even though she is rich.  Alexandria is a stubborn teen who doesn't seem to realize what her actions have done and the consequences that come with them. She doesn’t show remorse or concern for her actions. Her parents who, are just …

Alexandria Of Africa

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Alexandria of Africa

What would you do if you were 7,000 miles away from your home with no hot water, no cell phone reception, and no friends or family? This was the case for Alexandria Hyatt who was arrested for shoplifting and set off to Kenya to work for an international charity. I decided to read this book because I first saw the cover and thought it was unique and it appealed to simple but interesting things that I like. I then read the blurb and thought this would be a good book to try. I have read books in the past about law and the responsibility you have if you break it and what you have to do so I figured I would enjoy another book like it. I don't really know what to expect from this novel, I think it might be hard to try and read and ponder and notice things about the book because it is shorter then ones I would normally read. Overall I am looking forward to finding out how Alexandria likes Africa and how she changes throughout the story.