S: AN ISLAND LIKE YOU
BC: An island like you is a story about 13 children who seem to live an off life but need advice when all seems lost in the end even when not asked for.
FC: An Island like you
1: BY DASHAWN WRIGHTON
2: Rita is a young Puerto Rican girl who has gotten herself in trouble. as a result she had to spend her summer vacation with her grandparents, who seem to have a weird looking house. But later on as she advanced onward with her vacation her behavior changes do to some time she spent with them.later on her grandparents make a special herbal tea that cures her asthma. later on she makes a friend that had a bad omen in her house. but things slowly get better for her as time goes on. | Rita
4: Sandra | Sandra is a young girl who has low self esteem and just wants to be noticed by a boy named Paco. what Sandra feels is that she doesn't look pretty enough to ask him out. then when she sees her aunt with makeup on she notices that she looks totally different and that other guys were eyeballing her down. soon she realizes that nobody is perfect and that being beautiful is nothing but work,work,work. So in the end she just decides to be herself.
6: Arturo is a young boy who fears other kids opinions about him. most of his life revolves around him at school because thats where most of his story takes place. Arturo feels like he is picked on because he acts differently from the other kids that revolve around him;and that others kids think he's a weirdo because he does not associate with others making him an anti-socialist in opinion.in the outcome he decides to run away from his problems instead of facing them head on. but in the end he makes a friend who cares for him for who he is and not for how he acts. | Arturo
8: Luis | Luis is just another kid who feels as if all has fallen down upon him and that the weight of the world is upon him . As the story progresses it mentions about the death of his mom. Luis is also in a gang and the name of the game is called the sharks. Later on in the story Luis meets this girl who is known as Naomi. Naomi seems to be one of the girls who cares for Luis and wants to help him cheer up. So then on Luis later helps his friend Naomi find the hubcap to her car.
10: Dorris | Dorris is another kid who feels as if no one sees her and that she is not attractive or a cool person to hang around because she is a goody two shoes. Later as the story progresses her and her friend Yolanda go to the mall but Yolanda decides that she wants to steal. Dorris tries to persuade Yolanda that stealing is wrong and that they were being watched. Yolanda was trying to be bad when all Dorris was trying to do was to be a good friend.
12: Kenny | Kenny is a kid who has an overprotective mom and does not get to go out to see the world like he wants to. Later Kenny is invited to a party, but his mom refuses to let him go but as a result he sneaked out of the window and got drunk all on his own.and starts seeing hallucinations as a side effect from the Drinking. But later realizes that he is looking at himself in the mirror.
14: Yolanda | Yolanda is a the friend of Dorris who was mentioned earlier in the story who was shoplifting . Now the story takes the place of in her home with her mother. Yolanda feels that since her father died it is her responsibility to protect her mother and watch over her. plus she still does not want her mother to move on because her father died so she is doing everything in her power to protect her mother from meeting another man but later on realizes that maybe this new guy is a good thing for her mother and then she can finally relax.
16: Connie | Connie's grandma comes to visit connie and her family in Nueva York during winter. But Connie is not excited about her visiting them at all. In the process Connie is told to take her grandmother to church, and this made Connie very mad. Connie feels so embarrassed that she tries to avoid her at all cost. As the story progresses Connie lost her grandmother inside of church, as a result when Connie arrived home she was punished for being ashamed of her grandmother.
18: Terry | is another girl who is has a crush on a guy named Bob Dylan, who is a life guard,but fails to do his duties. Terry is asked to help Valentin a older man who has mental capabilities but is also creative as an artist sell his pictures. later terry fills a little upset but does not tell Mrs.o' Brien so. terry never tells on Bob Dylan because she has a major crush on him ,but her friend also likes him and she does not want to hurt her feelings. finally terry does a good deed and saves Valentin and another kids life from a near death situation.
20: Anita | Anita is a young pretty girl who works at this place known as the Delly store.And one day Anita wanted to move in with her boyfriend because she was tired of lListening to her parents rules,but as a result her boyfriend turned on her because he wanted to go upstairs and mess around but Anita did not so she was kicked out of her boyfriends house.
22: Rick Sanchez | Rick Sanchez was another kid who was mistreated because he was a homosexual. later in the story it tells that his father did not want him to return home until his father died. after that Rick Sanchez decided that he wanted to do a play before he died because of his fateful HIV disease.but the only one that really shared simpathy for him was Arturo and dorris.