8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment English Essay

669 words - 3 pages

Shakira​ ​Hunt
September​ ​18,​ ​2017
English​ ​Language​ ​Arts​ ​Honors
Period​ ​4
“This​ ​Star​ ​Won’t​ ​Go​ ​Out”​ ​Analysis
Mr.​ ​Tisdale
This​ ​Star​ ​Won’t​ ​Go​ ​Out​ ​Book​ ​Analysis
“Just​ ​be​ ​happy,​ ​and​ ​if​ ​you​ ​can't​ ​be​ ​happy,​ ​do​ ​things​ ​that​ ​make​ ​you​ ​happy.​ ​Or​ ​do​ ​nothing
with​ ​the​ ​people​ ​that​ ​make​ ​you​ ​happy.”​ ​-Esther​ ​Grace​ ​Earl.​ ​Esther​ ​Grace​ ​Earl​ ​was​ ​a​ ​girl
diagnosed​ ​at​ ​age​ ​twelve​ ​with​ ​thyroid​ ​cancer​ ​and​ ​​ ​unfortunately​ ​lost​ ​the​ ​long​ ​fought​ ​fight​ ​after​ ​a​ ​4
year​ ​long​ ​journey.​ ​A​ ​book​ ​was​ ​made​ ​in​ ​her​ ​memory​ ​by​ ​her​ ​family,​ ​by​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​​ ​“this​ ​star
won’t​ ​go​ ​out”.​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​this​ ​book​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​convey​ ​one​ ​main​ ​theme​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​many​ ​messages.
We​ ​as​ ​readers​ ​can​ ​learn​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​from​ ​Esther.​ ​A​ ​girl​ ​who​ ​did​ ​not​ ​allow​ ​the​ ​hardship​ ​of​ ​cancer
consume​ ​her.​ ​A​ ​girl​ ​who​ ​lived​ ​her​ ​life​ ​to​ ​the​ ​fullest​ ​extent.
One​ ​major​ ​message​ ​conveyed​ ​throughout​ ​this​ ​book​ ​is​ ​to​ ​always​ ​stay​ ​positive.​ ​Although
Esther​ ​had​ ​the​ ​misfortune​ ​of​ ​facing​ ​something​ ​many​ ​never​ ​encounter​ ​in​ ​their​ ​lifetime​ ​she​ ​did​ ​not
allow​ ​this​ ​to​ ​consume​ ​her.​ ​At​ ​times​ ​she​ ​may​ ​have​ ​even​ ​demonstrated​ ​much​ ​more​ ​enthusiasm
than​ ​an​ ​individual​ ​who​ ​was​ ​perfectly​ ​healthy.​ ​On​ ​page​ ​9​ ​of​ ​the​ ​passage​ ​John​ ​Green​ ​writes​ ​“She
even​ ​started​ ​making​ ​her​ ​own​ ​vlogs,​ ​and​ ​even​ ​though​ ​she​ ​was​ ​very​ ​sick​ ​and​ ​within​ ​weeks​ ​of
death,​ ​they​ ​were​ ​funny​ ​and​ ​charming​ ​and​ ​found​ ​a​ ​broad​ ​audience.”​ ​This​ ​evidence​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to
exhibit​ ​that​ ​even​ ​in​ ​her​ ​last​ ​days​ ​Esther​ ​was​ ​full​ ​of​ ​life.​ ​Even​ ​in​ ​her​ ​last​ ​days​ ​she​ ​managed​ ​have
energy​ ​and​ ​an​ ​enthusiastic​ ​attitude.​ ​Another​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​evidence​ ​that​ ​Esther​ ​lived​ ​her​ ​life​ ​to​ ​the
fullest​ ​is​ ​on​ ​page​ ​42​ ​John​ ​Green​ ​writes​ ​“Upon​ ​meeting​ ​Esther,​ ​I​ ​knew​ ​instantaneously​ ​that​ ​she
was​ ​a​ ​star.​ ​She​ ​lit​ ​up​ ​the​ ​room​ ​with​ ​her​ ​smile,​ ​and​ ​she​ ​had​ ​an​ ​ever-present​ ​aura​ ​that​ ​immediately
warmed​ ​the​ ​room”.This​ ​evidence​ ​tells​ ​me​ ​that​ ​even​ ​in​ ​her​ ​last​ ​days​ ​Esther​ ​was​ ​able​ ​to​ ​exhibit
energy​ ​....

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