The Pearl – John Steinbeck – Book Review – Essay
Books / June 12, 2017

John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, starts off by introducing a simple family living by the sea. Kino, a diver whose skills have been pasted down from generation to generation, his young wife Juana, and his son Coyotito who gets bitten by a scorpion and falls deathly ill. At this point in the story the dilemma truly unfolds. Kino goes out the next day to do some diving, ironically he finds a pearl that seems to be very large and will bring him great wealth, at least that’s what he thinks. This part of the story is where things get a little twisted. That morning the doctor was supposed to come over and take a look at Coyotito, instead he did not come. Then when Kino finds the pearl the doctor is at his aid very quickly and administers a potion to Coyotito that is supposed to help him with his spasms. Moreover, I feel this is the very first conflict in the story and the first sign of greed that came with the pearl. Why is it that the doctor did not come that morning? Secondly, why is it that as soon Kino finds the pearl, the doctor is there in…

Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel
Books / June 12, 2017

Price: $8.53 Description: National Bestseller Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc’s life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn’t swim. But what was most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the “King of the Jungle.” When Marc’s mother tells him that his Uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can’t wait. Uncle Jake is a for real, super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan. He’s going to turn Marc into a warrior. Becoming a warrior isn’t easy. It means a lot of pull ups, sit ups, pushups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall – and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself? The Way of the Warrior Kid is a new illustrated chapter book by #1 New York Times-bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink. Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way