I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers

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I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers

SETTINGThere are many settings in the book "I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers." The first setting takes place in the happy place of NYC. In NYC, the story mostly takes place in the downtown firehall. The firehall has many pictures of firemen who have died in the past house and in apartment fires. The walls were brick red, and on a tiny stain glass table, there was a model of the oldest firetruck ever in the FDNY buisness, the Ladder 177 truck, the Seagrave 75. Lucas' dad and uncle Benny had been working on it for a very long time and now it was finally done.MAIN CHARACTERSThere are two main characters in the book "I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers." The first main character is the little boy named Lucas. Lucas is athletic. I know he is athletic because he plays a lot of sports and also because in the book it says that he loves to play football. The second main character in the book is Lucas' dad. Lucas' dad is very brave. I know he is brave because he had to wash ten floors of fire out with just a hose. Each floor is probably the size of three football fields put together.PROBLEMThere is one problem in this book. The main problem in the book "I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers" is that a plane was heading towards the Twin Towers and was about to crash into one of the towers. Lucas and his Uncle Benny were down the street from the building when the plane crashed into it.MAIN EVENTSThere are four main events in the book "I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers." The first main event was when Lucas was walking with his uncle Benny. As they were walking, they saw a plane heading towards the Twin Towers. The people had no idea what was happening. The second main event in the book was when the people were thinking "Should we call the military or army to shoot the plane down?" They were all so terrified that they had no time to think. The third main event in the book was when the people were all so shocked because the plane was flying very low. They were all questioning, "Is the pilot sick or is he lost? How could we ever get him to go up? This pilot must be out of control! The fourth main event in the book was when Lucas' dad and uncle had to go fight the fires on the ten floors. They had to fight the fire with just a hose and a suit. I am not sure if they even knew that every single floor of fire that they had to fight was the size of three football fields.

PERSONAL CONNECTIONAfter reading the story "I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers," I was able to make a few personal connections. First of all, me and Lucas share a common interest in football. Whether it be flag or two hand touch, me and Lucas both share a love for football. I also made a connection with the relationship between Lucas and his uncle Benny, to the one between me and my sister. Much like uncle Benny, my sister is always looking out for me, and inspired my love for sports. Even when I'm ready to give up, my sister is always pushing me to be the best I can be, on and off the court or field. This is just like how Benny's uncle looks out for Benny.

PERSONAL REFLECTIONThe first message I learned from this book was how serious the events of 9-11 were. Many peoples' lives were changed forever. Another lesson I learned from this book was that although you may not succeed at first, you must never give up. We see this when Lucas starts playing football. He feels out of place and wants to go home. But uncle Benny pushed him back and says, "Give it a try." The last lesson this book taught me was that you have to believe in yourself. Lucas was struggling to catch the football, but uncle Benny told Lucas that he had to believe in himself. After this encouragement, he would eventually catch the football. After that, Lucas' teammates thought he was a professional catcher.

RECOMMENDATIONI would strongly recommend the book, "I Survived The Attacks Of The Twin Towers." I would give it a 4 out of 5 star raiting. The reason I strongly recommend it is because I really like crime stories. At times, however, there is a lot of talking between Lucas and his dad, and that kind of loses my interest. Another reason why I give this book a 4 out of 5 star rating is because I really like the rising action. Lucas suffers a concussion, but when they were in the emergency room it was kind of boring because all they did was talk about football players. That part lost my attention. The last reason I give this book a 4 out of 5 star rating is because me and Lucas have a lot in common. He likes football and so do I. As a matter of fact, I even played for the school flag football team.

By: Lauren Tarshis


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