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A Literary Analysis of the Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (2381 words, 3 pages)
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, there is a gang of greasers. Greasers are a group of less fortunate adolescents who always stick together. Johnny is a timid member of the gang who is also considered the gangs pet. Johnny has the most tragic home life. His father beats him, ... Read More
Character Analysis of Brian Robeson in Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (1066 words, 2 pages)
Book ReportThe book I am reading is called Hatchet. It is about Brian Robeson, whose parents are divorced. It starts off that he is flying to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness. His parents are divorced because his mom is seeing another man, and Brians father doesnt know. He ... Read More
An Analysis of the Main Characters in After the First Death by Robert Cormier (2040 words, 4 pages)
Book NotesTitle After The First Death Author Robert Cormier Date Started 020600Date Ended 030600The Charactersa) Main CharactersMiro Miro is a teen-age terrorist that came from another country know, in the story, as their Homeland. Even Miro himself is uncertain of his age because during the training (Or as they call ... Read More
An Analysis of Robert Cormier's Novel The Chocolate War (533 words, 1 pages)
The Chocolate WarWhy would a person decide to betray the beliefs they had fought so hard for? In Robert Cormiers novel The Chocolate War, the character of Jerry Renault changes drastically from a rebel to a follower in the end. The school gang known as the vigils and his moral ... Read More
The Main Events in the Plot of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (976 words, 2 pages)
1. Robert Cormier wrote The Chocolate War. The copyright of the book is 1974.2. In the exposition of The Chocolate War, Jerry Renault, the freshman quarterback, was receiving constant blows from opposing players. Jerry was trying to get the ball to his receiver, the Goober, but not having any luck.In ... Read More
A Review of the Novel Don't Care High by Gordan Korman (1155 words, 2 pages)
The novel Dont Care High was written by Gordan Korman. This novel, as well as other novels he wrote were based partly on his experiences in high school, where he says, "the only way to get through high school alive was by laughing". This novel relates to teenagers about high ... Read More
A Report on Terror on Highway 59 by Steve Sellers (2128 words, 3 pages)
The book, Terror on Highway 59 was about a reporter by the name of Steve Sellers. Steve was in his second week of his new job, for the Austin American Statesmen, when his city editor handed him a letter containing weird behavior on Highway 59. The letter was from a ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of the Story That Was Then, This Is Now (938 words, 2 pages)
1. In the story That Was Then, This is Now, the main character was a 16 year old boy named Bryon. Being 16 and living in the 50s would obviously give anyone a very trendy look. You could either be a Greaser or a SOC. In the novel, Bryon was ... Read More
An Analysis of The Best Little Girl in the World by Steven Levenkron (663 words, 1 pages)
Analysis ofThe Best Little Girl in the WorldThe author of my book is Steven Levenkron. Warner Books published this book in September of 1978 in New York, NY. The genre of my book is fiction with suspense. The Best Little Girl in the World could be based on a true ... Read More
Character Analysis of Sonny Bear in the Brave by Robert Lipsyte (873 words, 4 pages)
The BravebyRobert LipsyteJavier Gmez MataOctober 23th 1997English first period The BraveSonny Bear is a bored indian living in a reservation, having his Uncle Jake living inthe past. He leaves to New York to find his mother in Soho. He is attracted by Doll andStick to deliver dope for a coverup ... Read More
An Analysis of the Novel The Giver by Lois Lowry (709 words, 2 pages)
Albert Giorgio July 14, 1999Title The GiverAuthor Lois LowrySetting The setting of this story is in a community that is confined with strict rules.Main Characters The main characters are Jonas, Lily, Asher, Fiona, Jonas's Mother, Jonas's Father, and the Giver. Jonas is a twelve year old boy that is very ... Read More
A Book Report of Tooth and Nail by Charles Elster and Joseph Elliot (407 words, 2 pages)
Tooth And Nail Book ReportWritten By Charles Elster and Joseph Elliot10 Facts About the book1. The main character is a young women named, Caitlin Ciccone, who is a typical American, girl next door type oflittle daddys girl. She departs for college as she enters the new world of life. 2.Caitlin ... Read More
The Changes of Expectations and on Children as They Grow Older (2552 words, 12 pages)
BIBLIOYouth and Values In an attempt to challenge societal values, youth cultures, in the form of rebellion, act and dress radically and form groups in protest. These dissident actions against the structure of existing society promotes the beginning of new small groups which reflect their own rules, structures, class, gender ... Read More
Memories of a Childhood in Little Women by Louisa Alcott (993 words, 4 pages)
In 1868, Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women in"response to a publisher's request for a 'girl's book'". Louisa wrotethis book by calling upon her own memories of her childhood and puttingthem down on paper. This is the story of four young girls, Meg, Jo, Beth,and Amy March, and ... Read More
A Plot Summary of Chaim Potok's "The Chosen" (888 words, 2 pages)
The Chosen A. Plot Summary The Chosen by Chaim Potok is set in the 1940's neighborhood of Brooklyn in Williamsburg. Two boys who live a few blocks from each other but in totally different environments forge a unique relationship. Reuven Malter, the son of an Orthodox Jewish scholar, and Danny ... Read More
The European Enforcement of Their Language on the Caribbean People in Merle Hodge's Novel Crick Crack Monkey (951 words, 2 pages)
When the Caribbean was "discovered" by Columbus in 1492 the Europeans quickly invaded the area. With the invasion came their way of life. The Europeans eventually killed off the natives of the Caribbean and thus needed to import new labor. With that came the African American and the African American ... Read More
A Book Report on Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (1984 words, 4 pages)
Book Report Bless Me, UltimaTitle of Work Bless Me UltimaAuthor Date Written Rudolfo Anaya 1972Country of Author New Mexico, USACharacters Ultima- An old Curandera who comes to spend her last days with Antonio and his family. She is Tonys mentor and helps him to find the right path for his ... Read More
The Battle of Good and Evil in the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (748 words, 1 pages)
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier was a book that we read in class, it was about good and evil. It is about how the to forces battle for superiority over one another. The book tells how one of the sides over powers the other to claim its spot on ... Read More
An Analysis of Go Ask Alice (1132 words, 2 pages)
Go Ask AliceThis book is actually a real diary, written by a 15 year old American girl who is tossed into the world of drugs. The girl has the "perfect" life but is forced to change from a child to an adult virtually overnight. She develops a crass attitude, and ... Read More
An Overview of the Novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (288 words, 1 pages)
In the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, the main character Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old boy from Hampton, New York. Brian's parents just got a divorce. Brian is on his way to visit his father in Canada when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian manages to crash the plane ... Read More
Comprehensive Analysis of On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (461 words, 1 pages)
Marion Dane Bauer, On My Honor. Clarion, 1986. 90pp.Marion Bauer certainly followed in the tradition of great novels. On My Honor is set in the hot summer of a small city. It explores the stress we put on ourselves to express blame and feel guilt when blamed. The biggest heartache ... Read More
The Complex Scenarios and Interpersonal Relationships in Ann Provoost's Book "Falling" (429 words, 2 pages)
FallingANNE PROVOOSTHes a skinhead, a second one added. I knew they wouldnt talk to meany more, only about me(p111)Falling is a book that contains many complex scenarios and interpersonalrelationships. The plot is set on the strong bonds between characters due toshared opinions and emotions.Caitlin is a character that voices her ... Read More
The Reasons of Death of Moses (225 words, 1 pages)
April MorningI think that some of the reasoning behind Moses Cooper letting Adamfight in the war was that Adam was no longer a small child like his brother Levi.He was growing up, and if he told Adam not to fight in the war he probably wouldhave anyway. Quote "If I ... Read More
A Reading Report on Wyrd by Sue Gough (1390 words, 6 pages)
WyrdThis essay will discuss the novel wryd. It will explore some of the conceptsthat are found in the novel and attempt to extend the issues to a point atwhich they become more clear, and prove the assertion that, just as Wyrd is afast moving narrative that spans continents and ages, ... Read More
The Crazy Ideas of Bruno and Boots in Beware of the Fish by Gordan Korman (305 words, 2 pages)
"Beware of the Fish" by Gordan Korman A Review'Beware The Fish' is one of the funniest books I have ever read in mylife. It is about two boys named Bruno and Boots who go to a boarding schoolcalled 'Macdonald Hall'. Their headmaster is a grim man named Mr. Sturgeon(a.k.a'The Fish'. ... Read More
A Discussion on Character, Setting and Plot Development in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (1993 words, 10 pages)
In this book analysis, about the book "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton I will discuss character and plot development, as well as the setting, the author's style and my opinions about the book. In this part of the analysis I will give some information about the subjects of the ... Read More
An Analysis of Problems and Conflicts in Go Ask Alice (2432 words, 10 pages)
Go Ask AliceHave you ever had a problem? I'm sure you have because everybodysometime in there life does. The book I read Go Ask Alice by an anonymous authoris all about problems, conflicts, and how to deal with them.I would give a lot of information on the author if that ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of the Middle of the Night by Robert Cormier (278 words, 1 pages)
In the Middle of the NightBy Robert Cormier(Harper Collins, 203 pages, 8.95)Reviewed by RanwickWell, I picked up the book not really sure what it was about, and half way through I still wasn't sure but once I grasped hold of what was going on I couldn't put the book down.In ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (289 words, 1 pages)
Hatchet is the story of a young boy named Brian who is stranded in the middle of the Canadian woods after the plane he was in, crashes. Brian must learn to live in nature with no rations or food. He must survive with nothing but the hatchet his mother gave ... Read More
An Analysis of Narcissism in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (696 words, 1 pages)
Narcissism can be seen throughout the book Anne of Green Gables. Narcissism has been defined by the Oxford Paperback Dictionary as abnormal self-love or self admiration. Narcissism is also synonymous with vanity, conceit, egotism, self-importance and arrogance. The narcissistic tendencies in Anne seem to change throughout the book and are ... Read More
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