November 9, 2008

Uglies and New Layout

So I've been watching the polls, and I noticed that a lot have voted for new layout/backround, so I'm trying this one out for now, though I'm not sure I'll keep it, I'm satisfied now... :P
YOU HAVE TO COMMENT IF YOU LIKE IT!!! (or if you don't)
But that's all I have to say about that, I'll update my blog more and more to improve it! =]
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WHY, AM I SHOWING YOU THIS BOOK? Well, I'm comparing it right now with some of the things our government wants to change. [AKA: Wants to take control over]. I'll give you my own summary of this book, for those who don't know anything about it.
Uglies [by Scott Westerfeld] is a book I just finished reading recently about a girl named, Tally. Tally is almost sixteen years old, and what does that mean? She's turning from ugly to pretty.
On the day of your sixteenth birthday all uglies from Uglyville must have an operation (basically like plastic surgery) in order to turn pretty and live in New Pretty Town.
This is one of Tally's dreams. To turn pretty and finally reunite with her friends, because she was the youngest. As a trickster, she decides to play a prank and meets a girl named Shay along the way. They become great friends, until Shay communicates her feelings that she does not want to turn pretty and be like all the other pretties and not unique. Tally doesn't understand this, so she and Shay quarrel. But then they make up.
*BASICALLY the whole book is how Tally and Shay rebel against the Specials (which is the government), and decide not to make everyone equal.*
I find this very coincdental now with our lives this moment. After the presidential candidates were voted in and out we finally have a president. Some people are happy and some people are sad.
What I've been hearing is making me sad. As a Christian homeschooler, I've been listening to people go on and on about forcing all kids into school. If my parents needed to send me to school, then I would go. Or if they gave me the option, I'd think about it more. But if someone forces me to go, it'll just make me want to rebel.
I've also heard that there are groups that want to take religion away from families. Or at least have parents stop teaching about Christianity.
Um, what is the point of all this?
Well, it's our goverment taking control--trying to make us al equal PHYSICALLY. Going to school, no religion [Christianity], and so forth. Yep, we'll be pretty equal.
It reminds me of that book I told you about up there. I was talking to a friend of mine, and she thought of it the same way. The government in that book wants to make everyone equal. You go from normal and no one looking alike--they're called uglies-- to this teen looking like an absolute model living in luxury just like everyone ese after sixteen.
It's insane. And I don't want to sit waiting for this to happen.
In the book, there are certain gadgets that everyone has to wear. Those gadgets actually speak to you and tell you where you can and cannot go. They report to the government where you've been and where you're gonna go.
I already see something like that in Cuba, ok?
I'm definitely not gonna be happy if that happens here.
But all we can do is pray, and TRUST ME, I'll be praying.

~Bookie

4 comments:

princessesindisguise said...

I like the new layout. :)
The book sounds really interesting... Where did you hear about it?
~Stephanie

Pais Charos said...

Hey bookie! 'Tis ILH!

Lydia said...

I read that book in an enrichment class in school. It was one of the best books I'd ever read. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it to everyone out there who wants a good read.

I hope it doesn't ever turn into something like that, where we have gadgets telling us what we can and cannot do. That would be the end for me! I'd just HATE it!

Thanks for this post. I really enjoyed reading it.

~Girl of Many Colors~ said...

Hey, bookie! Loving the new blog skin!!!!!! Anyways, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but we had so many things to talk about that I forgot!!!!! Anyways, did you use minima blue on the template for the skin? That was the one I was going to tell you about. Anyways, For the subheading under BOOKWORM4GOD, you may wanna make it black to kinda go with your blog skin. Just a suggestion.

I've never heard of that book....Perchance I shall head to my library and look it up, after I request for them to get Isle of Fire.....