Line Illuminator - Enzo Hahn
“With my red scarf, the emblem of the Young Pioneers, tied around my neck, and my heart bursting with joy, I achieved and grew every day until that fateful year, 1966.”
This line ended the prologue and it’s really strong. This was a really strong hook for me because I really wanted to know what happened in 1966. In one minute I brainstormed crazy ideas from what I studied about the Chinese revolution in 7th grade. The author did really well in hooking the reader because I was bored and the book started to estimate my mind making me want to read more about this book. This book takes place at the cultural revolution and it really reminded me of Ties blind Ties break because this book talks a lot about the Chinese culture. The way that the Revolution already ruined her life was when the Liberation Army tested how flexible she was and her colleague Tong Chao. Jiang Ji-Li was pretty good,but she couldn't join because her grandfather a landlord and the people thought they they were bad people.
“One Monday, all school classes were suspended intently. All students were directed instead to participate in the movement by writing big posters, da-zi-bao, criticizing the educational system”
This other line was really strong to me because the students had to write bad things about the educational system in their schools. For example Mr. Chao is a bad math teacher and they posted this on his house. This was really shocking because they offended the teacher in school. I can’t imagine this happening here at Graded because it so disrespectful writing something negative about one teacher in their own room. It feels awkward and strange for me. This is taken so serious that they don’t have school that day and their is no teacher on the schools. The should’t do this because they learned how to write this poster with their teachers. This people are betraying their teacher and they don’t it was something important because they were really scared of the governments.