A handful of kids decide that they need to teach Mr. I would recommend this book to anyone 12 and older of any gender. The story is about five high school students who plan to scare their English teacher by kidnapping him, to get even for his strict grading. Griffin is an English teacher at a high school. I'm trying to figure out the audience for this book, but I can't. After kidnapping their teacher, the situation gets out of hand when they did not realize their teacher had a heart condition and ends up dying because of tier actions. Well I've certainly had trouble with some teachers in the past but I've never dreamt of kidnapping a teacher that I didn't like.
But, it highlighted Mark's depravity and inhumanity at a young age 12. Griffin, however, is that the dialogue is completely unnatural. Mark was lighting the house on fire with Susan in it. For these three reasons the book holds its own. I thing the worst character is Kinney´s girlfriend. The kids weren't aware that Mr.
Mark also kills David's grandmother and almost kills Sue. Hatches the plan to kidnap their teacher, Mr. This book had great character descriptions and during the story their descriptions suited them well as they story progressed. Plot: Betsy, David, Jeff, Mark, and Susan are students of Mr. McConnell, John and Paula Garrett, and Dolly Luna.
Once she arrives, the group begins taunting Mr. But of course nether Mr Griffin, nor the truth will stay buried for long and the students find themselves in a vortex of trouble and lies. I'd also feel a knife going into my chest with every Hamlet reference that went completely over my students' heads. His best friend, handsome and charismatic Mark Kinney Scott Bairstow , is running for student body president and appears to have a bright future laid out before him. I didn't feel any sympathy with any of the kidnap This was a reread for me. Later they heard a report on the radio that his wallet has ben stolen and his wedding band. Griffin's body, and the search for his killer begins.
My Views: If you have a few hours on your hands or just want to read something that doesn't weigh 500 pounds or is composed of 700 pages. Guess how that turns out? Duncan develops her characters well, and left me wanting to know more about what happened to them. Griffin up there so she told him to take her up there to free Mr. I started reading this book when I was younger and I don't recommend it. But I'm glad I didn't skip the opportunity to read it. Griffin is one of those teachers that you hat. Was it the vague description on the back? I'd be curious to read the new version alongside this one.
Griffin up on the hills where it was his hiding place. David does not know his father so it is likely that Mr. I think it's more a film for those who survived adolescents, who survived high school and college and can look back and think - oh the mistakes I could have made, wow, some guardian angel must have been sitting on my shoulder. I couldn't believe that high school students could really let their emotions control them so much that they end up killing their teacher. Also Mario López acts well. .
Summary from Wikipedia Brian Griffin is a school teacher who never accepts late homework and is extremely demanding of his students. Most of us though don't respond by kidnapping said teacher and inadvertently killing them. When they end up leaving him for a couple of hours though, Mr. Susan also realizes she hates him, but loves him. After reading it, I'm surprised that my school purchased a class set of it. How about Lana — or even Sue? Griffin dies and now they have the police on there trail, to find out what really happened to him. Jeff painted it green and changed the license plate.
It seemed like one of those generic little suspense books for teens--like one of those wannabe Twilight fantasy books that have overly cheesy premises and even cheesier dialogue. Overall it's reasonably entertaining, certainly better than your average 'Movie of the Week,' and it's definitely a treat if you're a fan of Amy Jo Johnson, but if you've got time to kill consider reading the novel. The difficult characterization of the victim is handled perfectly; you can easily believe he's a good man, undeserving of his fate, and at the same time see how the students could hate him. Griffin´s death is a little stupid. Griffin maybe not on purpose but they did it. Mark decides that they will cover up their accidental murder instead of going to the police. Men and women both can read this story because it features strong male and female characters.
Like Sue went home early, she didn´t know that they were going to leave Mr. He told her everything that happened. The young people in the film did a great job in their characters, it is a solid film, and seen through the eyes of one young woman, who is sucked into a world where she thinks it would be cool; oh how one decision can change our life forever. So when her crush asks Susan to help a group of students teach a lesson of their own, she goes along. When I found this old thing sitting quietly on the top shelf of the Young Adult section in Borders, next to a couple more Lois Duncan books, I was hesitant. She fears that her husband will try to force their unborn child to be perfect, that he will not accept him for who he is.
I also wonder about Mr. As the pressure mounts, the friends begin to doubt one another. They added people and left out others. Nevertheless, the writers seem to have treated the adaptation of the source material a bit hastily in some respects. They tell the rest of the gang, and create a plan to get rid of the evidence.