Our task was to write a letter as Joseph to a character in the book that you think he'd write to for helping him get through some tough times. I chose to write as Joseph to Jack because him and Jack were really close to one another they always helped each other get through the bad times and enjoy the good ones.
I chose the songs A Thousand Years, Hey Brother and Ride I chose these three songs because they fit with what's happening in the story there some what sad and have just the right emotion it needs during chapter 4-5.
I chose A Thousand Years because it is about loving and learning to trust the one you live with. It goes great with Joseph wanting to find Jupiter his child after getting out of juvie then having to move in with a foster family. It also goes good with this scene because he had to learn to love Jack and his family along with the cows.
I chose Hey Brother for Jack and Joseph standing up for each other through some rough times like the fight and when they were on the ice and finally when they got home from the ice when they were getting in trouble they both took the blame. An emotion it has is loving it is a song about family helping each other out through bad and good times.
Last I chose Ride for what's going to happen in the rest of their ride/journey through school and life outside of school with Madlyn and Jupiter. An emotion Ride has is caring through the whole song they care for each other and they go through everything together like a ride. I also chose these songs because they go with the book for teens. I picked a sad song when he found out Maddy died after having their child and they had to put her up for adoption. I also chose this sad song because Joseph was upset and didn't want to put their kid up for adoption. They lyrics “I love you for a thousand years” because Joseph loved Maddy a lot and he never stopped loving her even after juvie and losing her.
In the song Hey Brother I chose the lyrics “ if the sky comes falling down for you there's nothing in this world I wouldn't do” for when Jack helped Joseph out of the water when he almost drowned. In the song ride I chose the lyrics “ taking my time on my ride” because they are taking there time through this journey with joseph and finding jupiter.