A Place Not Home
Made By Jessica Carey
Theme: Home is nowhere unless you build it. In life we are always home if we make our surroundings into a new home.
Quotes: (Mine are in bold)
“I didn’t want to be responsible for Tibor or his grandfather getting a visit in the middle of the night from the Avo.”(Page 18) Responsibility- Nelly liked responsibility but sometimes it’s hard to handle (Accountable, Authority).
“The Nazis had killed the Jews during the Second World War that’s why I had no family.” Afraid- Nelly is afraid that the same thing will happen to her (Holocaust, Assimilation).
“To a very fine daughter may all tour dreams come true.” (Page 23) Dream- Nelly liked to dream big about her life (Desire, Yearn).
“I swear I will never take it off.” (Page 25) Promise- Nelly makes a huge promise to her family about not taking off her grandmother’s ring (Undertake, Vow).
“Good riddance, I say he is a two faced traitor” (Page 65) Worry- Nelly is worried that they might be found out (Torment, Distraught).
“ The same face was always staring back at me, the same hair, same eyes and same fat nose.” (Page 107)” Familiar- Everything is the same to Nelly (Typical, Recognizable).
“Canada where is Canada exactly?” (Page 108) Lost- Nelly is lost because she doesn’t know where Canada is (Astray, Lacking).
“We want to begin our new life in Canada.” (Page 114) New- New beginnings (Fresh, Recent).
“This is like a doll house how can we all fit in here?” (Page 115) Annoyed- Nelly is starting to get annoyed with always having somewhere uncomfortable to live ( Bothered, Irked).
“Elvis, who is Elvis?” (Page 143) Confused- Nelly is confused about who this Canadian is ( Bewildered, Flustered).
Within “A Place Not Home” Nelly has to face a huge problem in her life because she has to leave her friends and home to be safe. Nelly finds herself lost while she is traveling around the world living in many places that were unreasonable for a human. Nelly must find herself once again so that she can rebuild her home and life in the world and so she isn’t so depressed.
Quote 1: “I didn’t want to be responsible for Tibor or his Grandfather getting a visit in the middle of the night from the AVO” (Page 18) I placed this quote with a picture of a young man and an older man to represent Tibor and his Grandfather. Also the word Responsibility was within this page because she is learning responsibility and gaining trust from her friends by keeping their secrets safe.
My Statement 1: Responsibility is like trust you have to earn it. Nell liked responsibility but sometimes it’s hard to handle.
Quote 2: “The Nazis killed the Jews during the Second World War that’s why I had no family.” (Page 20) I placed this quote with a picture of her family I did this because a picture of them is the only thing left that her family has. Also the word Afraid is on this page because Nelly is frightened for the rest of her family and herself.
My Statement 2: Don’t be afraid that the same is to you as to the others. Nothing ever is the same for everyone so you have to be reasonable and think positive.
Quote 3: “To a very fine daughter may all your dreams come true” (Page 23) I placed this quote with a picture of Nelly looking in the mirror because right now all she wants is to be happy and live a normal life. The word Dream is on this page because she is dreaming that she will be safe in Hungary and nothing will happen to her or her friends.
My Statement 3: Dream big or go home. This means that in life dreaming big helps you get through and it helps you to succeed in life.
Quote 4: “I swear I will never take it off.” (Page 25) I put a picture of what I thought that the grandmother’s ring would look like I thought that this was another important point in the book because she was giving her word to her family. Also the word Promise is on this page because she is taking a vow to her parents that they can trust her and she is a responsible person.
My Statement 4: To prove your trustworthy be trustworthy. This means if you make a promise keep it or else you will never be trusted again.
Quote 5: “Good riddance I say he is a two faced traitor.” (Page 65) For this quote I put a picture of a younger man that looked depressed I did this to represent when the older man told him he couldn’t come along. I think the picture is meaningful because I to would be upset if I was trying to help and was told that I wasn’t allowed. Another thing I put on this page is the word Worry I put the word worry because Nelly was worried that they could be found out by the AVO or the Nazis.
My Statement 5: Nelly is worried here because she doesn’t want her family or anyone else to get found out before the cross the border.
Quote 6: “The same face was always staring back at me, the same hair, same eyes and same fat nose.” On this page I put a picture of her looking in a bakery window and seeing her reflection that is different then it use to be. I put this in because I believe that just because she is the same and she thinks she is ugly doesn’t mean that everyone else thinks she is. She needs to think more positive about herself and remember that everyone is different and she is beautiful in her own way. Another thing on this page is the word Familiar because she is seeing the same thing that she always sees when she looks in the mirror.
My Statement 6: “To the world you may be just one person but to one person you might be the world.” I thought that this is a amazing quote for this book because after Nelly gets to Canada some of the kids don’t like her just because she is Jewish but then to her parents she is there world or there foundation. Nelly’s parents moved to give Nelly a better life and I think she needs to remember it.
Quote 7: “Canada, where is Canada exactly?” On this page I put a map of the world to show it is a big place and there can be some places that aren’t as welcoming but if you keep looking and trying to get rid out the bad the good will come to your aid. Also I put the word Lost I felt that this word had a lot to do with Nelly right now because she feels lost in the world she doesn’t know where life is going to take her and she doesn’t really know how to get through it.
My Statement 7: “Nelly is feeling lost because she doesn’t know where she is going or where Canada is.
Quote 8: “We want to begin our new life in Canada.” (Page 114) On this page I put a picture of a small village in Canada to represent where they would be moving to. Also another thing I included is the word New to represent their new beginnings and new adventures.
My Statement 8: Together is better. I believe that this is a great quote because I believe that if you stick with your family and friends you can always make your life the best it can be.
Quote 9: “This is like a doll house how can we all fit in here?” (Page 115) I included in this page a picture of a doll house to show that she is being a little over exaggerated exuberant when she says the room is a s small as a doll house. The doll house also shows how small a doll house is so it is impossible to fit a human in one. A word I put on the page is Annoyed because Nelly is tired of the cramped spaces and uncomfortable places to live.
My Statement 9: Nelly is starting to get bothered and irked because of having such unreasonable spaces to live.
Quote 10: “Elvis, who is Elvis?” I put a picture of Elvis because Nelly is very confused who Elvis is and not sure what to think of him also at the part she has never heard of a pop singer. I put the word Confused because Elvis is confused about who he is.
My Statement 10: Nelly is very bewildered and frustrated because she doesn’t understand who he is or what to think of him.