A Prayer for Blue Delaney Chapter 1: The first chapter is about a boy named Colm, who is very sad because he has to live in an orphanage. There is also another boy in the orphanage named Dibs. Colm was only five years old when his mother brought him to the orphanage. He tries to run away because he would like to live with his mother, but one of the nuns is faster than Colm and can catch him. After that a big and red faced man asks Colm what he knows about Australia. The nun, her name is Clothilde, should bring Dibs and Colm to Australia. Chapter 2: In this chapter Colm is already on the ship to Australia. There are some Irish children on the boat too and a boy, who falls down from the railing. Colm saves the boys live, but the kids laugh about him. After that Colm meets Sister Mercia, who is a nun. Later he makes friendship with a boy named Tommy. Tommy is from Belfast and they are eating dinner together. Chapter 3: Tommy and Colm make a blood-brotherho­od. And Dibs then asked Colm why he did that? He tells him all he knows. Colm thinks back about his family. Sister Mercia plays music with him. The next day he goes to a wedding. The wedding guests are lucky. Chapter 4: Colm and Tommy drive to Contarf. There they look around and then a boy asks Dibs, what Colms name is. Suddenly they must take off their clothes - Dibs is not lucky about that, because he cant swim. Colm saves Dibs life. After many hours Colm writes a letter to his mother. It is important for him.
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 none of which worked out. Her latest boyfriend, Roger, has just left the flat never to return. Marcus is interested about the reasons they split up and so they have a conversation about them. After that they watch TV. Marcus worries about her mental state and only chooses trouble less films and they order pizza and have a quite normal evening. Chapter 2 Will joins an afternoon alone in his flat to definite how cool he is. The reader gets some basic information on Will´s outlook on life in general. Will does not want to get married and even loathes children. Therefore he is a mystery to his friends, John and Christine. Later that day he visits John and Christine. A few weeks ago they get a new baby calls Imogen, so that Barney, their two-year old has a sister. They want Will to be her godfather but Will does not really like children. John and Christine also know Jessica, Will´s ex- girlfriend,