One speculation is that it would have been to close to the bone for Strasser to have written about a real story, but no matter - this one echoes Columbine and many other tragic news stories in many ways. How much have we ignored as adults? Me being a victim to bullying in my elementary days. A teen then may think that they are no good and commit suicide. So much more I wish to tell you about this short book that I own, but why spoil and spill it for those of you who haven't read this one yet. The story focuses on event and circumstance that resulted in a school shooting by two teenagers.
But football is a cruel sport. Author Todd Strasser does a frighteningly effective job of making his readers think -- about guns, bullying, and more -- and the result is one very disturbing book. Other acclaimed contributors are Marc Aronson, Edward Averett, Francesca Lia Block, Alex Flinn, Gregory Galloway, Jenny Hubbard, Peter Johnson, Ron Koertge, Chris Lynch, Eric Shanower, Will Weaver, and Tim Wynne-Jones. You can experience an unusual life with this genre. The book ends with Denise Shipley, Gary's stepsister, wondering if Gary knew if there were other options besides violence. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. That being said, I'll admit right off that I hate guns.
Mirroring the voices on each page are facts about guns and school violence that offer a blistering counterpoint to a tragedy that rings dreadfully true to life. All together, he has published more than 100 books. Völliger Blödsinn - Der Schmerz der Schläge verschwindet mit der Zeit , doch Worte bleiben für immer im Gedächtnis und verletzen immer und immer wieder. This book takes place at Middletown High School. She also shares her belief that semi-automatic weapons should be outlawed and handguns should be only in the hands of law enforcement. At that time, most people said, 'The offender is completely different, his role is not this guy. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom.
This time though she rejected, and he got upset and sent the picture to everyone. Finally he decided to try being a writer. I wish I could have seen more narrative from certain characters and The layout of the storytelling is very interesting and the climax of the story quite intense, but I just felt there could have been so much more done with this story. Human beings, by nature and insecure within a complex existence, need to create pecking orders. They write about the night they trapped a bunch of people in the gym at a school dance.
They're not particularly brainy, so they don't fit in with the nerds. Their journals chronicle years of systematic abuse at the hands of their classmates and follow the boys' frustration and pain as they turn to rage. Give a Boy a Gun explores every angle and raises tough questions about peer bullying, gun control and accountability. The alleged tormentor knew everything including her address, her name, where she went to school, and who her friends and family were. Also, Give a Boy a Gun can be used as an example for those who think their friends may be thinking about suicide. He does well to represent views from bullies and a couple of gun supporters, but in order to bring more people into an open discussion about guns I think he could have represented these views a little more. It had eye opening statistics.
This book was very scary. Alot of different people can relate to the problems in the story. I loved the way it was written. Zitat: ,,Es gibt ein Sprichwort: Worte sind nur halb so verletzend wie Schläge. If your not on the football team or the cheer leading squad your an outcast. Why, really, should it shock us as a nation when things like Columbine happen? The driving force behind the book is bullying, an all too common topic in our world. Strasser never suggests that Gary and Brendan were justified in their violence, but that their violence wasn't created in a vacuum.
Because books have systematic knowledge and stories, this book is far more valuable than bad news. He includes the various statistics and quotes at the bottom of the page in order to show not how true this story is, but how it could be true in an instant. I really liked the way this book was written. The structure of the story was interesting to me. He won the 1997 American Library Association Notable Book for Abe Lincoln for Class President, the 1988 American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and was a 1988 Edgar Allan Poe nominee from the Mystery Writers of America. I don't blame them for putting an end to their misery, but there was no need to do that to others. I have actually experienced it many times, but there are times when it holds such an experience.
And Give a Boy a Gun did not change that opinion. It can be stopped by anyone at anytime and they attempted the change I read this book when I was young and I think this dynamic and story helped solidify why I want to become a mental health professional. Not in the fact that it was a suspense or horror, but because it could happen anywhere. ~Why was Gary so surprised when he saw Allison at the dance? I'd tell them to pass on this because it is poor quality. Strasser blends fact and fiction in order to alert his reader; we must discover what causes violent behavior in teens, even if it means examining our own behavior more closely. The sky was obscured by black smoke. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets.
Allison simply moves on to get a belt from another boy and applies the belt to Sam's other leg to stop the bleeding. He knew that bombs would go off. Does it still seem stereotypical for this novel? In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Brendan and Gary: revenge. We have the opportunity of seeing what happens to those left behind after the attack was over. When their fascination with revenge on those who've tormented them leads to guns, it really shouldn't surprise anyone. Told in a variety of voices, which are presented as excerpts from interviews with family, friends, teachers, and others, the story gains momentum and intensity as the boys turn their revenge fantasies into reality.
I remember all too well the horror and terror of high-school; not physical, at least in my case, but the sheer emotional bullying that I received from kids who deemed me not up to par. Different quotes and thoughts from ppl who actually knew Gary and Brendan. Bullying along with gun control are some of the controversial topics Strasser touches upon in this little book. While still a child, Strasser and his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York on Long Island. One speculation is that it would have been to close t One of those issues that's always in the background and frequently, painfully in the foreground: bullying.