Nick Hornby – Slam Reading Log chapter 1 summary The maincharacter, 15-year-old Sam, is introduced. He likes skating (his idol is Tony Hawk), his parents don’t live together anymore and he’s in love with a girl named Alicia. personal thoughts • Sam really adores Tony Hawk •
About a boy by Nick Hornby Reading Journal Content 1. Book summary 2. Book recommendation in a letter to a friend 3. Write a vocabulary list for each chapter 4. Summerize the most important facts of 4 Chapters: The w” questions 5. Choose two or more Characters to write Characterisations 6. Write a newspaper
About a boy – Nick Hornby How does Nick Hornby present the characters of Marcus, Fiona and Will in chapters 1-9 A novel ‘About a boy’ by Nick Hornby was published in 1998, but set in 1993. The title was an inspiration from Nirvana’s song ‘About a girl’. 1990’s was the ‘yuppie’ period,
About A Boy by Nick Hornby: Analysis Chapter 5
The fifth chapter of the novel “About A Boy” from Nick Hornby published in 1998 is about Marcus, a 12-year-old boy, and his problems at home and in school.
Marcus doesn't know what to do. His mother starts crying and he has no clue why. So he starts to think about what might have happened or what he has done wrong. But he comes to no conclusion.
As he arrives in school he greets his friends but they ignore him. Again he doesn't know the reason.
In the break time his so-called-friends ignore him again when a couple of other boys start to tease all of them.
When they're gone he tries to continue the conversation with one of his friends. But that doesn't work out because they say to him he has to stop hanging around with them. Because of him they were being teased.
Marcus starts to think that he has to stay away from them. He realizes that because of him they're not invisible anymore. He blames himself for making them .....[read full text]
The intention of the author is to let the reader see that despite how you really are you are mostly judged by your look and behavior. In Marcus place he's unpopular because he dresses himself differently, has a different haircut and behaves more serious unlike his classmates.
The author uses neutral third-person limited narration. Because of that the reader is directly involved in the action and knows all the time the thoughts and feelings of the protagonist. But as a result we just know his thoughts and not the t.....