Looking For Alaska follows 16yr old miles “Pudge“ halter in his first year at culver creek boarding school with his new found friends chip “the colonel “ martin and Takumi Hikohto. This book is so enjoyable because it involves things everyone can relate to. John understands the idea of a good laugh. He also writes from his own experience, so he knows what he is talking about and not unrealistic. The universal theme makes looking For Alaska a captivating story of which almost everyone can relate to.
It’s about two boys, Simon Birch and Joe Wentworth, and their friendship. Simon Birch is a dwarf who is convinced he was put on Earth by God to do something great, and Joe Wentworth is his best friend who believes he’s just being crazy. Things take a turn for the worst at the one of the boys’ baseball games. Simon goes up and is told to swing by their coach, but when he does, the baseball hits Mrs. Wentworth and she collapses and dies immediately. The boys then are set on a journey to find out who is Joe’s dad, since Mrs. Wentworth never got the chance to tell him, and didn’t tell anyone else.
Sodapop is a fun-loving, carefree high-school dropout, but he is understanding and shows love to both of his brothers by seeing both sides of an argument. Darry has an extremely serious personality and loves Ponyboy with tough love. All three show love in different ways, but they still do love. Love is shown throughout all of the book The Outsiders in various ways, even though there is lots of violence. Dally and Johnny had a very close bond.
No matter your age, this film is guaranteed to make you laugh. Their accents combined with the hilarious Jamaican traditions make this film the perfect combination of comedy and suspense. In arguably the funniest scene in the movie, Derice, Junior, Yul, Sanka and Coach Blitzer are deciding what to name the sled. Yul recommends naming the sled Tululah, and Sanka immediately replies with “that sounds like a 2 dollar hooker,” only for him to realize that Tululah is Yul’s mothers name. The lesson taught here is that people should not judge what other people are thinking because they do not know exactly who they are and where they come from.
They pranked him by making it look like there is a shark about to attack them by using a chipped tile to make it look like it was a fin. At first Chet really upset at them but then Uncle jerry told him pranking is something that boys do so he felt better. Chet wanted to get them back so thought of a good prank to play on them. A couple of days later Chet invited Dewey, Sid, and Monty to meet him at the creek. He put ketchup on the dock and in the water and then put some of his clothes in the water.
In Gail Giles’ “Shattering Glass,” a group of boys work together to make a fat, but smart, Simon Glass liked all around campus. Rob (control freak), Young, (intellectual), Coop (athletic jock), and Bob (smack talker) do all sorts of things to help Glass get nominated and ultimately win the title of senior class favorite. These kids go through different struggles to get Simon where he is at right now. Most of the boys are malignant; they cause harm and distress to the people around them, and even though the boys did not expect for things to end the way they did, Simon dies. In the novel, it reinforces the guy stereotype of guys using girls just for no reason.
Ponyboy Curtis: A smart and fanciful fourteen year old who belongs to a gang called the “Greasers”. He wonders why life is so much more difficult for him and his friends than it is for the Socs. He loves his brother Sodapop, who is kind and loving and understanding, but he doesn 't get along with his older brother Darry, who he sees as a bully. Though he wants to be part of the gang, he doesn 't always agree with their violent ways. Pony is quiet and shy, and prefers talking to a Soc named Cherry about sunsets.
Candy feels very helpful because he wants George and Lennie attain their dream and by doing that, he invites Crooks and himself to join in with them. Candy uses his dream to support George and Lennie’s dream because he is handicapped and is
The official summary that graces the back of many copies of “The Outsiders” says, “A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on the much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.” This story is centered around this group of friends who don’t stick together because of fear, but out of love.
Piggy’s logical explanations are taught to the boys, but they won’t understand his words because his intellect overpowers the other boys. On the island, Piggy is quite vocal during the meetings, criticizing the boys’ actions. A situation when this occurs is during a meeting and he announces to the boys, “‘That’s what I said! I said about our meetings and things and then you said shut up-’...‘You said you wanted a small fire and you’ve been and built a pile like a hayrick. If I say anything,’ cried Piggy, with bitter realism, ‘you say shut up; but if Jack or Maurice or Simon-’” (Golding, 43).
He loves to trick his best friend Rowley into doing things that either shouldn’t be done or into doing stuff for him. Also Greg has a crude brother who is always meddling into Greg’s schemes. Well that’s Greg for you a hilarious yet witty character from Jeff Kinney’s “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. Greg knows how to make a person chuckle. He may not get his way all of the time, but when he does you’ll never believe how.
A prime example of this is how much change Allie’s death brings due to the fact that Allie is lost. Holden remembers going to the museum as a happy time with his teacher because the museum is resistant to change. The museum also makes him happy because “only thing that [is] different [is the person]” (Salinger 135), whereas “[someone can] go there a thousand times, and that Eskimo [is] still just [finishing] catching those two fish” (Salinger 135). However, he chooses to stay outside in his most recent visit because he is afraid that there is a chance that the museum goes through changes since his childhood. Holden knows that if the museum changes, he can get hurt, so he makes a conscious decision to not go in, even though his reasoning is subconscious.
While the movie shows them dating. The problem with showing the viewer that Chris is this wonderful person all the time is that it’s fake. Showing the character’s his faults makes him more relatable. On top of that Chris is very intriguing on his outlooks of the life he lives adding a sort of mysterious enigma to his character. “Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; other fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity—and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received” (Krakauer – Author’s Note).
He would get in a whole lot of trouble most of the time but I never seen him as a bad influence for me I saw him more as a friend. But all of this started to change when I 've been busted for doing something bad. It was in July after the 4th me and him decided to throw some berry 's at this man house. I didn 't think that it would be a very bright idea to do something awful like that but he persuaded me to do it telling me that he was not home and if he were he wouldn 't care. So I just go ahead and listen to the lies that come out of his mouth.