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Adolescence Essay

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Adolescence can be a very turbulent and difficult time for some kids. It is different for every single child in every single city, in every single country. No two children have the exact same experiences. Adolescence for me was a very confusing time. I did not fully realize everything that was going on and how much it would affect me later in life. By reading this book, I realize the impact that a time like adolescence has on a person and did have on me. The first story that really jumped out and caught my attention was the very first one, "The Jacket" by Gary Soto. Gary tells the story of how he needed a new jacket when he was in the sixth grade. He really wanted a leather ...view middle of the document...

Many people have a lot less than us. Would we rather have the things that we do have or nothing at all? This story also relates to our class readings and discussions in many ways. Adolescence is an age of growing up and attempting to fit in. We are striving to discover who we are individually. How can we accomplish this when our parents are still picking out our clothes? It almost seems like they are trying to restrict our personality. We cannot reflect our own selves in our parent's clothes. We also cannot gain popularity this way. The second story that got my attention was a story by Nicholas Mohr entitled "The Wrong Lunch Line." This story is about two young girls in the early spring of the year 1946. Yvette was Catholic and Mildred was Jewish. The two girls were best friends but could not eat together. Yvette ate free lunch and Mildred brought her own lunch from home in a brown paper bag. Bag-lunch kids could not sit in the same section as free-lunch kids. During the week of Passover (a Jewish holiday), the two girls planned to eat together by having Yvette eat the free lunch. Unfortunately, they were caught and Yvette was sent to the vice-principal's office. At the end of the story, the girls are still the very best of friends and are able to laugh at the situation that they had gotten themselves in trouble for. I can also relate to this story. When we are younger, all we care about is belonging. No one wants to be different and risk the chance of being shunned. We often mimic the other kids and try to be like them with our closest friends having the greatest influences over us. We try to adjust our schedules so we can have classes together and even buy the same kinds of clothes. I can remember following my friends and even risking the chance of getting in trouble with them just to fit in. We would often talk during class knowing that we might get in trouble and most of the time we did. Yet, we continued to do this. Anything my friends did, I wanted to do too. For example, I can remember when my friend turned 16 and got her license. I was very jealous of her. She got to drive around on her own while I was still required by the law to have my parents with me in order to drive. I still had six more months to...

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