Eye witnessing a murder, finding a killer, affiancing a classmate, running away from home and attending to his own funerals are just some of his adventures. Tom embodies unconcern and freedom of a child. In my opinion, his character is best uncovered in the very first chapter of the book, in which Tom is punished for skipping the classes in Saturday. As a punishment, his aunt makes him to paint the wooden fence. He
This shows Doodle has terrible habits that stem from good talents. All this goes to show is Doodle is at heart, a talented, though strange, boy. Doodle tried so hard to be like the others boys. He worked at it but could see results, so he asked his
He becomes good friends with a boy named Phineas, Finny for short. They go through many good and bad times together, and their relationship is strained after tragedy befalls them. One way that Knowles shows character growth through characterization is through Elwin Lepellier. Elwin Lepellier, Leper for short, is an extremely shy individual.
He is a sweet boy with lots of spirit. Tim was pitied by many of the characters, including Scrooge, but also was the subject of his parents’ pride. Tiny Tim was a brave, loving character in A Christmas
Author’s Crafts The way an author crafts a story strongly impacts the mood of the story. Within the novel, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, the main character - Steven - is a funny, sarcastic 13-year-old, When Jeffrey, his younger brother is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L), his life takes a turn for the worst. However, instead of making the novel gloomy and depressing, Jordan Sonnenblick (the author) incorporated jokes and sarcastic comments into the tale.
Both characters are the main sources of humor and comedy in their books, and that is what normally makes them a reader’s favorite. Being the narrator of his book, Percy takes a reader into the mind of a 12 year-old boy, who loves making sarcastic comments or jokes about everything he faces, like,“I guess the dead didn’t have to worry about little hazards like being speared by stalactites the size of booster rockets.” (pg 300). Mercurio, on the other hand, enjoys making puns and mocking people that he dislikes. For example, after the fight with Tybalt, Mercutio was stabbed, but he still made jokes as if to play off the pain: “Ask for me tomorrow, and you’ll find me in a grave.”
The Saturday Boy, An Inspiration To All! According to Common Sense Media, “The Saturday Boy is a deeply felt story of a boy unmoored. Powerful emotions are at play, but author David Fleming uses restraint to great advantage.” Some people may dislike The Saturday Boy because the plot is sad and gloomy, however, the plot contributes to the feeling of the characters and shows that losing someone is not easy.
Holden, who has been consistently disdainful of the ‘phonies’ in his family like D.B. and those he interacts at Pencey Prep at the beginning of the novel, shows rare pathos in the way he describes the personality of his younger brother: Allie Caulfield. He genuinely believes that Allie was, “the most intelligent member in the family. He was also the nicest, in lots of ways” (p. 38) which is high praise from a teenager who often refers to people as ‘crumby’. Allie, persevered in the past with the nostalgia and
Two-Bit is the cockiest person the the entire book. He constantly makes jokes and pranks other people. The word wisecracker truly combines all other words to describe him. Well, except for one. In the text it states “Two-Bit Mathews was the oldest of the gang, and the wisecracker of the bunch” (Hinton page 9).
In the novel, Athletic Shorts, author Chris Crutcher uses the literary devices, characterization and tragedy, to set a dark mood for the story, which contrasts with the bright atmosphere created early in the book. Characterization plays a very large role throughout the storyline. Lionel and Neal, the two main characters, undergo many changes as the novel develops. Lionel begins going into high school as a comedic, fun kid who tends to annoy his father. His father is on the more serious end, while his mother seems to better understand Lionel.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his
The book I read was called Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. The book was about a girl named Willowdean Dickson. She’s not exactly “thin” as most people she’s friends with are. She was always comfortable in her own skin, not caring that she was slightly larger than her beautiful, thin, best friend Ellen. That is, until she started working at a fast food place called Harpy’s.
Summary of Rough Waters Rough waters is a book written by S.L. Rottman. Rough Waters is a “Heart-Wrenching (from back cover and my opinion)” adventure story. Rough Waters was published in 1997 and takes place in Buena Vista, CO (AP). Rough waters is a book for adolescents ( from back cover). Rough Waters is not a bestseller and S.L. Rottman is the author of Hero.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” is a young adult novel by Jeff Kinney. It is a sixth installment in Kinney’s “Wimpy Kid” series. “Cabin Fever” follows the misadventures of Greg Heffley. His attempt to earn money for Christmas gifts gets him in trouble at the school just as a massive blizzard sets in. When the novel begins, Thanksgiving has just passed, and Greg is panicked about being as good as he can so that Santa Claus will bring him many gifts.
My book is called A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer. It has 182 pages, all of which are full of sadness. The genre is an autobiography of Dave Pelzer’s abusive childhood. My book is a terrifying story of a mother who used to be loving, but became abusive because of alcohol. She took out her anger on Dave, her youngest son.