I am enjoying reading Holding On. I like the variety of people that the author wrote about. I also like the interesting pictures that go with each of the stories. One weakness I see in this book is that it sometimes it doesn't tell you very much about the person beyond the story it's telling. I've used underlining to be active in my reading.
I thought the story about Donald Bean was interesting. I think the important themes of this story are dreams and imagination. Bean decided that he wanted to build a dinosaur park, so he did it. Even though the park hasn't been as successful as he had hoped for, but he continues to keep it going, because it's his dream. I liked the Isay wrote this story, because he included a lot of quotes from Bean. I liked this, because it made me feel like I was really hearing the story from Bean himself, rather than just reading it.