For my third genre post while reading Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb, I have chosen to create a Web Quest. I chose this piece because the main character, Mia, has many problems and thinks about what she can do to fix them. I believe searching on the Internet for solutions is something she would do. By the end of reading the names of these 10 websites, you should know how careful and thoughtful Mia is of herself and her loved ones.
http://www.funeralplan.com/funeralplan/about/whattodo.html – I chose this website about planning funerals shortly after a loved one dies because Mia wasn’t sure what to do when her mother passed away. She should look at this site because she needed help planning the funeral; her father was lazy.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2320479_cope-after-losing-mom.html – This website is helps someone when they lose a mother. Mia desperately needed a website like this when she’s lost and confused after her mother’s unexpected death.
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/25-top-heart-healthy-foods – After her father had his heart attack, Mia becomes increasingly worried about his health. She wants to make sure he doesn’t slip away. She’s already lost her mother and can’t seem to imagine life without her father.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/actintime/haws/quiz.htm – Again, after her dad’s heart attack, she worries about her own health. She wonders if she has increased risk of a heart attack later in life. I think she would visit this website to find out.
http://teenadvice.about.com/od/loveanddating/Relationships_Love_Dating.htm – Mia would look at this website because for a while she’s obsessed with finding “true love”. She wants someone new in her life because she feels like she has no one.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stepmonster/200910/the-real-reason-kids-and-adults-hate-stepmom-part-2 – When she learns that her father is getting remarried, Mia hates the idea, but also wants her dad to be happy again. She would visit this site because it explains reasons that kids hate step-parents and she wants to get over that feeling.
http://www.terpparent.umd.edu/educating_parents/articles/?article=25 – This website is about adjusting when an older sibling goes away to college. This is another difficult adjustment that Mia has to make. She would visit this site when Alex goes away to college.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiking – Mia would visit this site about hiking because she lied to someone about her hiking experience to impress him. She agreed to go hiking with him and now needs to act like she knows what she’s doing!
http://outdoorswithdave.com/hiking/hiking-boot-reviews – After she figured out more about hiking, Mia needed to buy a pair hiking boots. She wanted to find just the right pair, so she would search them on the Internet!
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/336097/jewish/Secrets-to-a-Successful-Second-Marriage.htm – This last site that I think Mia would visit is about remarriages. In the novel, she is having a difficult time dealing with her father’s remarriage after her mother’s death. I think she would visit this site to learn more and feel better about it.