Skip to comments.Read heartbreaking 'Hurricane Journal' by Louisiana 17--year-old who can really write
Posted on 09/12/2005 2:38:02 PM PDT by readthetattoo
To get a glimpse into the personal side of what Hurricane Katrina has done, read this talented teen's journal of everything that's happened to her since she learned a storm was headed towards her hometown outside of New Orleans. It's amazing in its honesty and detail.
Her last entry is about their evacuation. Where did she and her family wind up? Does she still have access to a computer so she can continue her excellent reporting?
I'd like to hear how things go. Please ping me.
Samantha's in school, but isn't happy there. She's still writing and there will be more posted -- soon, we hope!
Better start a ping list. This girl has another new fan.
I read the PDF version and also enjoyed the story of the young man from New Orleans whose father brought the family to the hotel where he worked as a pastry chef.
I'd like to see more installments of both diaries -- they were excellent and made you feel like you were right in the room with the authors!
Samantha, you keep writing. It will be your gift to the world and maybe even your own salvation.
God Bless you, honey.
Provencial, we drive through there going to Shreveport. A speed trap. We always drive under the limit there.
The latest entry is now posted.
Truly excellent writing. For a teenager or anybody else.
I expect great things from this writer.
For anybody who would like to help this girl out, please check out www.readthetattoo.blogspot.com.
She's in dire need of a new computer and even the donation of a couple of dollars would help her a lot!
Done. Thanks for mentioning it.
For those who are reading this journal, there are several new entries today.
They are still looking for several hundred more dollars for a new laptop for the writer, Samantha, so if you or someone you know can help, please do it! Thanks!
There's a new journal entry today, about a trip back to her family's ruined house. Check it out.
ping for later
Bookmark for later.
There are new entries posted on Samantha Perez's Hurricane Journal at www.ReadTheTattoo.com.
Catch a new entry on Samantha Perez's hurricane journal page at www.readthetattoo.com.
This seemed like a good day to remind anyone here about Samantha Perez's Katrina Journal. She's kept it up for a year now and it's still a stirring piece of writing -- not very political, but moving.
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