Tattoos On The Heart Project

PREFACE AND INTODUCTION: The theme for this chapter would be labels. Throughout this chapter it talks about what this book is and what it is not. People look at the cover and label what this book is about. My favorite story in this chapter would be about when Sharkey did the right thing and he told him how heroic and how the courage he now exhibits in transforming his life far surpasses the hollow “bravery” of his barrio past. Then he says, "Damn, G I'm gonna tattoo that on my heart."
CHAPTER 1 GOD, I GUESS: The theme for this chapter would be blessings. This chapter shows you that God has given you so many blessings. Through those blessings He shows you that you are loved. My favorite part of this chapter would be the part when Rigo talks about how his mom took 7 buses to see him. This for me showed me that there are so many people out there sacrificing things for me.
CHAPTER 2 DISGRACE: The theme I would give this chapter would be shame. Throughout the pages it talks about disappointment and people feeling unworthy. My favorite part in this chapter would be when Lefty points a gun at his father and says, "“You are my father, and I love you. If you ever hit my mother again . . . I . . . will . . . kill you.” This part in the book showed for me that if you don't stand up for what's right nothing will ever change. You are worthy of everything and you should never be afraid to show it. Be you.
CHAPTER 3 COMPASSION: The theme for this chapter I would say is concern. The whole chapter gives examples about how people care for others. They have compassion for the people around them. My favorite story in this chapter would be when they talk about what the church smells like. They say it smells like feet and commitment.
CHAPTER 4 OIL, WATER, FLAME: The theme for this chapter I would say is forgiveness. Throughout part of the chapter forgiveness is shown in some different stories. My favorite story in the chapter is when Andres mom calls him trash. Yet, Andre has the courage to forgive her. This shows me that Jesus taught us to forgive. He taught us to be loving and kind.
CHAPTER 5 SLOW WORK: The theme I would give this chapter is hard work. Throughout the chapter or even the book it talks about jobs. In there jobs they put down very hard work some people will never realize. My favorite story this chapter would be when Joey talks about his job at Chucke Cheeses. This shows me that whatever kind of work you are doing is good work.
CHAPTER 6 JURISDICTION: The theme throughout part of this chapter I would say is judgement. Judging can really tear someone down and it can hurt them. My favorite story in this chapter would probably be when he says, "We are the guys who hate those guys." I like this part because it really makes me think that there are so many people that are like that. You just hate someone because that's what you are suppose to do. It shows me to stand up for what's right and what's good.
CHAPTER 7 GLADNESS: The theme I would give to this chapter would be joy. This whole chapter has joyful stories. My favorite story would probably be when Moreno asks what's your favorite subject and he responds biology. This shows me that you can find joy in the simplest of things. Whatever it is in life you can try to find some type of joy in it.
CHAPTER 8 SUCCESS: The theme for this chapter would be prayer. Throughout this chapter it gives stories about when people were in need and they prayed. One of my favorite stories in this whole book is when Soledad is at the hospital and a gang member is rushed into the space next to her. The kid has multiple gun shots and Soledad recognizes him as one of the kids who most certainly robbed her of her sons. Yet, she still prayed for him that he would live because she didn't want his mother to go through what she went through. This shows me that 2 wrongs don't make a right. Always remember the golden rule in life.

CHAPTER 9 KINSHIP: The theme for this chapter would be love. Throughout this chapter love is shown in many different ways. My favorite part in this chapter would be when Carolina and Bandit are talking and he says, "“I’m proud of myself. All my life, people called me a lowlife, a bueno para nada. I guess I showed ’em." My reflection to this is you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

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