i think that the reason the Mrs. Alper wants Jeffry to read Steven's journals is because she can see how much Steven leaving impacted him, so she want Jeffrey to see how much Steven really loved him. reading his journals could make him recognize how Steven felt about how everything went down and not just with how he with the fact that his brother had leukemia but also how he dealt with life since they are both so alike the same strategies might work and help him out.
I think that if I were Jeffrey I would read it because I would want to give myself some ideas so I would want to read it. I would also read it because I would just want to know what Steven wrote about.
If I were Jeffrey I would want to read the journal. First off, I would want read it because knowing how siblings are to each other I would want to know how he felt about "me"(being Jeffrey); if i was annoying, how he felt about my cancer, and how he felt about us as a family in general. I would also want to know about Steven's personal life. Not to be nosy, but I mean what he didn't tell Mom,Dad, or me when I was younger. Crushes, Fights, Failing Tests,etc. I also would want to read it if I were Jeffrey because it is practically Steven's diary.
I would not read the journals because it would make me remember about the horrible memories or events. It would maybe even bring me to tears to remember all those things. I would just avoid the journal and not think about it because I have moved on, and that is not me anymore.
I think that Jeffery should read Steven's 8th grade journal. If anything he should just read it out of curiousity. If I had the chance to read my brothers journal I would take it. I would want to know what my brother was thinging when he was younger. I would do it to know what he was was talking about, and if he was talking about me. In Jeffery's case, it would be. If I had an older brother I would want to know what his standards were so I could try and do better.
i would only if steven let me because maybe she would like to think about back when steven was in her class or because she would enjoy it!
If I were Jeffery I would not read Steven's journal because it is very personal to Steven. If Steven would want him to read it he would have given him permission. Also Jeff's relationship with Steven is going way down ever since he went to Africa. It might also disappoint him to see what his brother thought of him when he was going throughout so much pain.
If I were Jeffrey I would read Steven's journal because I would like to know what he was thinking and what he was feeling! Also, because I would want to know how much he cared for me and the struggles that he had faced while Jeffrey had cancer. The last reason why I would read the journal is because I would want to know the sacrifice tha Steven would have and for Jeffrey!
I would read Steven's journal. I would make that decision because Mrs.Alper gave a hint that it was about Jeffery. If I were Jeffrey, I would really like to see what Steven was writing about me, and I would like to know what he thought of me when he was my age.
I wouldn't read the journals because since Jeffery looks up to Steven so much, it would really hurt him if he saw that Steven didn't like him and thought he was annoying. If I was Jeffery I would have a part of me telling me of read them because it would be like going back in a time machine to the years of his childhood when cancer didn't haunt him.
If I were Jeffrey in that situation I would problably not read Steven's journal. So far, I don't think Jeffrey thinks of Steven as such a role model anymore because of how he talks about his " perfect " brother. Also, I think Jeffrey doesn't want to be like Steven. He wants to be his own person to make him feel less like the center of attention. That is why I think Jeffrey would not want to read Steven's journal.
yes I would because like Jeffrey said Steven was his hero. My Hero is marc Andrea Fleury. Now I would want to read it but I wouldn't because were not related other than both of us are the best goalies ever. Plus he's famous. Steven and Jeffrey are related and Stevens not there so I think he should or at least I would IF It Was a family or very very very very very very close friend who wouldn't care about me reading it
If I were Jeffery I would look at the journal Steven wrote. I would look at the journal for many different reasons. For example, there are things I could learn about before they happen. That means I would get a head start before everyone else. I think it will also be helpful to learn about a tough teacher such as Ms. Palma. Another reason why I would like to read the journal is because I would be curious about what went on in his life when he was my age. Lastly I would like to learn what it might say about me.
If I were Jeffrey, I think that I would definitely read steven's journals. This is because I'd like to see what he used to think about when we he was in 8th grade. I'd be curious. VBERY CURIOUS. Also, I would want Steven's perspective
I think that if I was Jeffery I would go and read Steven's journal, because Jeffery seems to look up to Steven as a role model. It would also be very interesting for Jeffery to know what Steven thought about during his cancer treatments. I would also want to have a memory of this brother who went to Africa and I would enjoy reading what he wrote.
If I was Jeffery, I would read Steven's old journal from Miss Palma's class. I would because I would be curious of Steven's point of view of things. I would want to understand how he felt. I also would think maybe if I read this that I could understand and not feel mad at him. Since this was before he left for his drummming thing I would guess it might even drop some hints about eventually wanting to go to a foregn place and drum and I would just really, really want to understand.
I would be rushing to the notebook looking everywhere for his journal. I would be extremely interested in how my brother was feeling and what his experiences were like in 8th grade. How he interpreted the world while his little brother had cancer.
i wouldnt want jeffrey to see them because it would just bring up bad memories such as pain, agony. Then he would start asking all of these questions that his parents would not have wanted to answer. So this is why i would have not let him.
Mr. Christopher A. Bunel6th Grade TeacherThompson Brook SchoolAvon, CT 06001