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My English teacher seriously rocks. Without her, this novel would've never in a million years hit my heart. Eric Walters is a Canadian author whose books I've actually heard of quite frequently where I actually gave them a chance.
Genocide was the only word slash subject that described this novel what I prejudged and had heard of before, and I'm honestly so surprised with the outcome. This isn't a middle grade This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more reviews! This isn't a middle grade novel.
Don't expect it to be. Walters will give you the view of a total different lifestyle where everything that happens is real and you feel Ian's hope to change himself as a person. It's unbelievable to look at the way I actually ended up loving this book, as I never saw it coming.
I guess prejudice is a huge thing in this world at the moment when it comes to judging a book beforehand, hm? The storyline follows what you kind of expect it to and not at the same time. Here, we have Ian Blackburn, who is a rich fifteen year old getting forced to do community hours for his tenth grade Civics class.
He decides to volunteer at a soup kitchen called, "The Club. Little does he know that Sarge will actually save his life and he will do the same for him vice versa I'm not saying anything people, as this is a book FULL of amazing things.
Your mind will be blown and you'll be unable to think and I'm not going to spoil anything, anything at all since there are tons of plot twists that are so unspeakable of that you never saw them coming. Keep in mind that "Sarge" will keep on changing his name as well, just to catch to the chase and since Walters wants to give him some sort of secret identity to make it look like he's not who we all think he is.
First of all, let me just say that the writing Walters portrays throughout this whole standalone novel is impeccable compared to any other book I've had to read for school. Usually, books that are read in school are seemed to be meant to bore students at least, that's what it looks like but have tons of symbolism and a strong message to gain people's thinking all throughout.
This wasn't boring, nor was it a tough book to read. In fact, as we are reading Lord of the Flies at the same time, this seemed like a piece of cake to understand, and I fell in love with this fictional world right away. No, really, this is what began the most intense character relationship that I've read of in a while.
To be honest, you saw that there was a wide chance for Sarge and Ian to become friends.
Of course, fate somehow made them be in each other's lives. The both need help as they both have their own personal conflicts that are sure to break and shatter some of the happiness that they've ever known, but together, all of those pieces are surely bound to heal from each other's remedies.
He has witnessed the genocide in Rwanda as he had been a peacekeeper there, and he's scarred for life, feeling that he didn't do enough to help the people there. But Ian knows that it's not his fault, and there was surely nothing else he could've done in his job and in his own situation.
But Sarge hadn't realized that until Ian brought it up, and he helped him.
Ian had his own personal conflicts too, no? You see, Walters created a world that made the rich and the poor, or the poverty and the wealth bond.Flora, Fauna and Merryweather appear and introduce Sofia, an eight-year-old girl living in the village with her mother, Miranda who is a shoemaker.
One day, Miranda and Sofia are called for a shoe fitting by King Roland II of iridis-photo-restoration.com's love at first sight for Roland and Miranda. They soon marry, making Miranda the new Queen of Enchancia and Sofia .
The Story of Norea (or the Gnostic Flood Story) Some Gnostic Christians developed alternate interpretations of some of the Old Testament stories in which the Jewish God Yahweh was seen as intent on keeping his creation in ignorance and, therefore, apart from the perfection of the Pleroma, or, loosely understood, Gnostic heaven.
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John. He always had to make an appearance. "Hello, John," said Eric, "a pleasure to see you again." Which best describes the writer's point of view in this excerpt? iridis-photo-restoration.com secretly wishes he was invited to more things.5/5(5).
Sophia’s image and perfume faded away, replaced by code Philip would rather forget. Philip mindlessly scratched his stubble, which Sophia joked he let grow to cover up his baby face. “It’s gonna be a long night,” he muttered.