The book is about this teenage boy called Mark Kinney. It is a look into the human mind to see what makes people do the things they do and in particular what makes people commit acts of violence. Most of us though don't respond by kidnapping said teacher and inadvertently killing them. Duncan tells the story so intricately that it seems a bit formulaic at times, sounding as if everything that happened was completely planned out. The day he got and F from Mr. When David stops by to pick her up, Susan climbs in the car and is immediately introduced to Betsy, Mark, and Jeff, who are also coming along on the picnic. Every of his students hate him.
Duncan believes in telling, never showing. The participants include the jock, the cheerleader, the class president, the bad boy, and the mousey nerd. A very interesting story and worthy of appreciating. Griffin's death by burrying him but things start falling out of place, when a couple finds his empty bottle of pills. He takes his job very seriously and wants the teens to always do their best. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Saraso Lois Duncan born Lois Duncan Steinmetz was an American writer and novelist, known primarily for her books for children and young adults, in particular and some times controversially considering her young readership crime thrillers. Griffin and to let him go.
Betsy, is the head cheerleader and is considered by everyone the most popular girl in school. The story ends with Susan telling the truth to the police about what happened and who was involved. Please note that the Lexile measures for a small population of books have been recently updated. I did feel a lot of sympathy for pregnant Mrs. Unlike some teen books, this one attempts to give the various adults' viewpoints as well as the students. McConnell, John and Paula Garrett, and Dolly Luna.
What a great little suspense book for the reluctant reader. Susan and David hurry to find Mark, Jeff, and Betsy, who were at a basketball game. When the kids … kidnapped Mr. Griffin, Dave's grandma's murder, and the attemptive murder on Susan. In 1965 she married Don Arquette, and had two more children with him.
Having been rejected at his offer to bring the assignment in next class, Jeff mutters that he wish he could murder Mr. One good thing about this book is it is very easy to follow and you will not be able to put it down. David - class president Man, this book. Except that a student is the victim instead of a teacher. She would be the perfect candidate, because of her standing in class as a nice, inconspicuous person. Mark is a seventeen year old senior who also attends Del Norte High School.
Alexandra is extremely proud of the Finches and spends much of her time discussing the characteristics of the various families in Maycomb. And the details are revealed by giving little hints and then throwing them at you all in one chapter. He hates his English teacher. Do you have any friends named Betsey? Why would you, when it comes in those amazing little plastic cups? How about Lana — or even Sue? However, it also is imperative in the highly competitive atmosphere of modern society for youth to become prepared for the pressures of adulthood. I guess there's a balance and too much of that could become boring, but still it seems it might leave some readers with the impression the students got off too lightly. He has a very stressful with his mom and grandma.
Griffin responded by saying that nobody was incapable of doing the assignment and no one in the class did work that was worthy of an A. When she finally answers it, she's surprised to hear David's voice on the other end. It gives an interesting perspective for that special teacher who pushes kids too hard and doesn't listen to excuses. Griffin were walking out of the school, he told Susan that she has great potential to be a great student and that he was pleased to be teaching her. McConnel backs up her daughter saying she would never lie. Throughout the book she was the only one who wanted to do the right thing when the other characters in the book accidently killed Mr.
Our cast of characters: Sue - our wallflower heroine, dull as dirt and socially isolated to an unrealistic degree. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? I thought the book was good. Duncan's parents were the noted magazine photographers Lois Steinmetz and Joseph Janney Steinmetz. She was going to tell the cops that Mark killed David's grandmother and tell the police everything. There a many conflicts in this story. And oops, he's dead, and now they have to try to cover up their crime. The character I identify the most with is Susan because she was a good student and she is doing something like this you wouldn't expect she did something like this.