Shooter – Realistc Fiction   Leave a comment

Summary:

This book is about a shooting that happened at a High School. 2 people died and many severely injured. The book is written in many interviews, news papers, TV reports, and other information that helps the reader understand the story. One high school boy named Leonard committed suicide because of being bullied and because he had a very low social life. He killed himself in school but after he injured many students with his gun. His best friend Cameron, a African-American student who was not very popular either, is a big part of the story. Leonard’s other best friend, Carla also took a major part in this novel. The whole shooting happened when Leonard asked Cameron and Carla if they wanted to help him write, “Stop The Violence!” on the school walls. The story is all about police and TV reporters, trying to find out exactly what happened, so they can prevent this from happening again.

Stars: I would rate this book 5 stars. I really like this series called Circque Du Freak and I never thought that I would find another good book. This turned out to be an awesome book because it was full of mysteries on why the shooting occured.

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Copyright Date: 2004

Questions For The Author: I have a couple questions that I would ask Walter Dean Myers if I ever met him. 1. How did you come up with the idea of this story? Did it actually happen on TV? 2. Why did you choose to write it in interviews or reports instead of like a chapter book?

Connection To Another Book: I cannot make a c0nncection to another book that was written in the format that this book was written. But, I can connect this book to “Catcher In The Rye” because in that book the main character is struggling in life and thinks about suicide as well. Although “Catcher In The Rye” is more of a adults book, it is still similar how the to behave (Leonard & Holden).

Genre: This book is realistic fiction because it can happen but is not a true story.

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Posted November 23, 2010 by Kai Toews in Book Critics, Humanities

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