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 article on an event of the novel 1. Book summary Chapter 1 we are given basic information on Marcus and his mum, Fiona: that they recently moved from Cambridge to London, that his parents are splitted up and that his mother had several relationships…
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 targets to others.
The chapter is divided into seven parts. The first part (p.25) is about Marcus' mother crying without an obvious reason.
The second part (p.25/26) is about Marcus wanting to help his mom but doesn't know how.
In the third part (p.26/27) goes Marcus to school and thinks all the time about his mother crying and whats wrong with her.
The fourth part (p.27/28) is about Marcus' arrival in school and his so-called-friends ignoring him.
The fifth part (p.28/29) is about Marcus thoughts about his friends and some other kids teasing them.
In the sixth part Marcus (false) friends tell him to stay away from them because he's the rea.....[read full text]