James Wylie Wylie itibaren 52020 Cavi-casalone AR, İtalya
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature is an interesting and entertaining story that takes on a controversial subject in a believable way. Evolution vs. Creationism is not the only subject that this book takes on; it also delves into friendships, bullying, dishonesty, and standing up for what you believe in. Mena is a high school freshman that has been alienated from her group of friends for doing something she believed was right but resulted in negative consequences for her church, friends and family. She begins to come to terms with who she is and what she believes in when she becomes lab partners (and friends) with Casey and learns to appreciate and admire her science teacher, Ms. Shepherd. To me, Ms. Shepherd, is the real hero in this book. She is intelligent, determined, quirky, honest, and understanding. Mena is going through a rough time but I wanted to shake her and pour cement down her spine, she needed to quit playing the victim and stand up for herself against her old friends, her parents, and even her new friend Kayla. I didn’t like how the author stereotyped the Christian characters in this book, but it added controversy, and that’s how you tell a story. Not all conservative Christians are zealots, and not all left-wing liberals are rude bullies. I was mostly disturbed by Mena’s parents and how they treated her after the “incident”, I couldn’t believe that loving parents could be so narrow minded, but they 'almost' redeemed themselves in the end. All in all a very thought provoking book that I had a hard time putting down. A great book for junior high and high school students and teachers.
What an absolutely fabulous book--poetic, intellectual, dramatic, and just SO GOOD. It's about a person who has an affair with a married woman, only the narrator is never given a name or a gender. It's really really intriguing, and I recommend it to every Smithie.