The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrates a silly, intriguingly mysterious story where four kids learn the importance of the truth. In the present time, Reynard, who goes by Reynie, takes an adventure with his three new friends to stop a man with a mind-controlling machine, The Whisperer. Mr. Benedict organizes this team of intelligent children to go into the school where the scientist tests his machine. Putting them through tests, the children demonstrate their best gifts for the mission. Inside the isolated school Learning Institution for the Very Enlightened, the children meet the founder of the school, Mr. Curtain.
Whilst reading the King of Children I felt a resemblance to many western stories that we have had in the past decade. Although Western movies and stories are what I am usually used to I found that the King of Children added a new complex understanding of what it is like to become a teacher without any real proper training during the cultural revolution. The story which is the third in a series. The reader follows the life of beanpole who is scouted by the officials to teach at a school up in the mountains. When he arrives, he realizes that the kids he is teaching is not up to the level that he originally thought they were, which in turn brings beanpole to not only teach them but to reach into their souls and really make them better people and
R.J. Palacios’ novel, Wonder (2012) follows the story of August Pullman, a young boy who is attending school for the first time. Auggie was born with a facial deformity coupled with a severe cleft palate. As a result of needing numerous surgeries as a young child Auggie had not attended regular school until he was in grade five. The story contains sections that are narrated by Auggie, his friends, his sister, and her boyfriend. Auggie’s grade five year is filled with many challenges.
Saint Valentine of Rome, most commonly known as Saint Valentine, is a Roman saint who’s feast day is on February 14 (Valentine’s Day) and is often associated with love and relationships. Saint Valentine is a popular name for just that reason. People often talk about the holiday, but not so often the saint. St. Valentine refused to give up his faith and Christianity and was executed on February 14, 269. Under the rule of Claudius, Rome took part in many bloody campaigns that the people didn’t like.
In the novel, The Witch, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis published in 1950 was written about four children and their journey in Narnia. C.S Lewis was a British novelist and a Christian apologist. The novel is the first of the best known seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. The book starts off with four children being sent to live in out in the country with a man named, Professor Kirke. They are sent to live with him because it is a safer place during the war, World War II.
In chapter 3 of A Rumor of Angels by Peter Berger he discusses five major signals of transcendence. The signal of transcendence I want to focus on is humor. The way Berger discusses humor is that it is necessary for being human. It’s my opinion that humor, laughter and joy add to life and make it more enjoyable. Berger defines humor as “an intrinsically human trait”
Trust is disputed by some to be the most fragile feature of life. Trust can take an eternity to gain but only moments to lose. Trust would come to play a major role in the eleventh installation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Like the past books in this series ‘’ The Grim Grotto’’ was written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. Although most readers recognize him by the name of Lemony Snicket, a more attentive reader might also recognize the author by his real name, Daniel Handler.
The Bad Kids uses an assortment of techniques to create a way to get the viewer emotional involved in the story. The techniques involved in the film are shots of the weather, the way voice overs are used, and the overall structure of each child’s conflict. The director’s purpose in using these techniques is to get the viewer to see that these kids, who have had a hard life, are largely victims of the circumstances that they were born into. These kids are just a few in a country and world where millions of kids are written off as “bad kids” that have nothing to offer to the world. The director shows that they have a story behind that label and that their stories continue even have people have written them off.
Juvie turns boys into men. It makes the best of kids into hardened criminals. You should read Juvie Three by Gordon Korman because you get experience the daily struggles of Juvie, living away from your family, and the home life, I would highly suggest this book to any reader. If you enjoy reading about the daily struggles of teenagers in bad home lives, this book will hook you like a fish. This book will hit you with the reality of all three.
m going to Bold all the epic hero elements of the story so you can see them. Im going to use the plot of the 1998 Nintendo 64 game The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. In a magical forest, there lives a bunch of kids who never grow up. They dress like elves, and they all have a fairy companion that follows them around.
Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is a mysterious novel with very interesting dialogue and detail. Although the narrator’s name is never said or mentioned, Potok still managed to write this thrilling novel that has readers at the edge of their seats. In this novel, a 15 year-old boy, who is a protagonist, has a deep love for baseball shares Jewish culture and habits. Him and all the boys who go to school together play baseball on their spare time and are all on the same baseball team. While being friends and sharing many hobbies, the boys finally meet anonymous narrator’s father.