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A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records: Master Your Life and Raise Your Vibration yDoes a solid job of expounding teenage woes at other times this felt like a PG version of teenagehood softened forounger readers But direct funny interesting Great character uirks and voices Enjoyed overall though not a remarkable read I read this with my son for a 7th grade literature assignment they were allowed to pick their own book to read This title was on a list I found of good books for a 12 ear old boy We both read it so that I could keep him motivated to finish the assignment by talking about the book as we went through it together This is a decent YA read and a good one for a This is a decent YA read and a good one for a 14 r old boy who might not love to read There are some good life lessons about honesty empathy and courage Plus There are some good life lessons about honesty empathy and courage Plus major parts of a story are relatively easy to identify Gonna have to do et another adjective review Sorry This is sweet and cuteAnd intensePoignantAnd funny Original creativeThe characters are lovable even Jason s mom but maybe not a certain cop and a certain teacherMostly it s believable but it s kinda a bit like a fairy tale tooAnd I read it in it s believable but it s kinda a bit like a fairy tale tooAnd I read it in night because it was one of my tossturn nights AND because it was truly engagingLubar is brilliant writes for reluctant readers but doesn t dumb down to them at all and so the rest of us can enjoy his stories too I will keep reading him and I recommend ou do too Have Wie man eyn teutsches Mannsbild bey Kräfften hält you ever read a book and felt likeou wanted to be in their shoes If Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day: My Autobiography you are interested in a chill and relatable read this is the book forou I chose to rate dunk by david lubar 55 stars I absolutely loved it The book has a summer vibe and made me miss being at the beach due to the fact it is set at the Jersey Shore This book is written in the perspective of a teenage boy who spends a So Dunk is not another book about basketball nor is it about donutsWhat it is is a terrific book about a Representation Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Culture Media and Identities Series young man who aspires to be a clown in a dunking booth And some other stuff I very much enjoyed the book Haveou ever read a book we re Five fags a day you want to be in a persons shoes andou can t wait to see what happens next because the book Dunk by David Lubar is exactly that This book is so fun and exciting and always keeps Wicked Affairs p 2 you onour feetThis book is about a kid named Chad and Chad is a kid who once was walking the boardwalk and a bozo the people who sit in dunk tanks waiting to get dunked made a mean comment about chad Then chad wasn t happy so through balls at a target to put the bozo under water After that day Chad got inspired to be a bozo and happened to meet someone who is a bozo and she gave Chad some good advice Later in Chads life he got his change to fulfill his dreamDavid Lubar is a great author that wrote many different children s books that many people loved The way David describes his writing is fabulous The words in this book he uses are phenomenal And if I ever read another one of his books I m sure I will love itI would recommend this book to anyone who likes to get exited about books and wants to be in a characters shoes because this book is both of them Picked this book up after glancing through a few pages It is the end of summer and the beginning of fair season so was interested in the setting of this book The setting is an eastern boardwalk The main character is a teenage boy living through one of his last summer s as a kid A typical a bookboy his friends teenage drama and of course a girl However this was a well written book so the typical story didn t really bother me It was written in a simpler time Before cell phones and computers A plus to this book was finding out my oldest son had read it when he was in middle school To read passages that he had read was a nice connection to the bookVery enjoyable read. Too He's determined to get a job playing the Bozo something he knows he'd be good at Suddenly Chad finds himself thrown into a strange and twisted world where humor has far power than he ever imagined With a crackling plot and smart funny dialogue Dunk pulls readers along on a journey that exposes a universal truth We all need to laugh. Friends parents some of whom Commuted For Hours Each Day for hours each day jobs in New York CityThen there were all the grownups I came to know because I would always see them at their work I think back to the butcher who d reach over the counter and hand me a slice of bologna when I toddled behind Mom into the old shop with the sawdust on the floor There were my pediatricians and the ancient dentist the teachers and librarians the priests at church the milkman the guy who drove the ice cream truck the waiters who knew my grandparents by name and the big kids who worked at the movies the supermarket and the burger places In fact I just reconnected with a close high school friend who used to work at I HOP in Commack A few of us would walk in there late Saturday night and Mike d fill us a paper garbage sack full of hot fries to go How did all of these working people influence my own pathways and Attitudes Concerning Work We concerning work We ourselves as having choices and opportunities in our lifetimes than in previous eras when it comes to picking a career especially so for those not born as white males I remind my kids and students freuently that diligence at school leads to having a greater number of those choices available to them when they arrive at that time where they ll spend a large chunk of their waking hours at work But we also watch so many adults around us even highly educated ones struggle to find work that they are good at that fulfills them and that pays enough to allow them to do it You ll be working our whole life once The Piper in the Wind you get out of school Mom said I wantou to enjoy The Proposal yourself whileou can Maybe next summer Prey you can get a job But Mom took a step closer Look at me Chad I m thirty two and I could pass for forty That s what hard work will do toou DUNK takes place over a summer at a resort town on the Jersey shore At the start of the summer a local kid Chad becomes instantly fascinated by a Bozo in a dunk tank The Bozo s job is to sufficiently offend the marks passing by along the boardwalk so that they ll pay two bucks to take three shots at hitting the target and dunking him Nearly all of Chad s friends work summers or after school and work is a big issue between him and his mom as well as the reason for Chad s attitude about his long absent dad In fact Chad has a wealth of attitude banging heads with the local police a friend s parents and the Bozo in the tankThat Bozo in the dunk tank is also at the center of the book s exploration of humor humor as the best medicine and good humor versus bad humor This is an interesting perspective that the author explores in light of all of the tolerance and name calling issues we are dealing with today Readers are also exposed to those classic big screen masters of the one liner to whom I was turned onto by a member of our high school crowdDUNK is a deeply personal narrative I found myself rooting for Chad who we know is far from being a model citizen but who transforms and gains insight through the events of that summerDavid Lubar has done a great job here DUNK will cause oung adults to pause and think for a moment as the seat tips over and they plunge toward their own world of work in the twenty first centuryRichie Partington MLISRichie s Picks Good YA read that stands out because of the uniue premise and driving force throughout the novel the dunk tank A kid who wants to exercise power in his life by taking on the role of a Bozo Clown probably would never have thought of that concept It sounds comical and hard to sustain through an entire book but the details and wide world of the protagonist expand the story to make a satisfying read Gets a little didactic at the end and while at some points this. He target and see the Bozo plunge into the water It's a game that fascinates Chad who lives on the Jersey shore where the boardwalk turns into an amusement park every summer He wishes he could shout at the world from the safety of a cage his dad ran out on him and his mom and now everyone seems convinced that Chad will wind up a loser. The world seems to be clown and I m the mark always missing my throws to dunk it while being insulted This I m the mark always missing my throws to dunk it while simultaneously being insulted This reminded me Of That While Also Having Nothing Relatable that while also having nothing relatable meAnyways this book tells of a struggle of a kid looking for a summer job while avoiding letting his friends know who is behind the makeup Pfft look at this dude needing mask to be a joke I can do that easy Get on my level boiI rate this book a 55 This was a sweet little YA book that was on the books that won t make ou blush list While I found the writing a bit telling at times a bit uneven I loved the subject matter and the setting the Jersey Shore and a boy who wants to be a Bozo in a dunk tank This book explores the nature of why we need to laugh and had a real sweetness to it a hopefulness something else I think we need as a readers 13 August 2002 DUNK by David Lubar Clarion September 2002 It s got to be the worst job in the world Uh uh Corey said There are lots worse I had an uncle who was a tester for insect repellent They d spray his arms with different formulas and then he d stick them in a tank full of mosuitoes That s nothing Jason said Back in New York a couple of the older kids I knew made money selling their blood You re only supposed to sell some every two weeks and Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth you re not supposed to sell it at all ifou re underage but they d go to a bunch of different places Yuck Mike said But that s not a job is it I mean Once is Never Enough you don t do it all day long Maybe but it s still pretty rough by the third or fourth pint Jason said How about fixing clogged toilets Corey asked That can t be fun That s not so bad Mike told him It s not likeou do it with Successful Employee Communications your bare hands My neighbor s a plumber He makes good money Now sitting in an office somewhere the same place all day every day that s got to suck Depends whatou do Corey said I can spend the whole day on my computer No problem Basically working sucks Mike said That s why I m joining the army You know exactly what s going to happen and they won t fire Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest you if business gets slow No matter whatou get My Life with Princess Margaret your check andou get Un amor fora ciutat your meals He plopped back on his towel Agreed Corey said Working sucks I hoped they were wrong Twoears of school and then I d be doing some sort of work Maybe I d really get to own an arcade Or maybe I d be the guy sticking his arm in a cloud of mosuitoes I didn t have a clue where I d end up It didn t seem like I had any control over that right now Or maybe ever And even after all these Blue Murder years of school I hadn t found anything I thought I d be good at Until nowThere are a number of important themes in DUNK by David Lubar but I was affected foremost by that of characters finding their places in the working world I remember being aoung child and my father coming in the back door at daybreak in the midst of a blizzard after working a double shift in order to take advantage of lucrative overtime pay He was an oil burner serviceman in those days his late twenties before Mom persuaded him to start his own plumbing and contracting businesses Helping on the construction jobs as a kid I was a front row spectator to my parents working long hours together in those ears of booming growth on Long Island I also watched my little brother the hustler who was flinging Newsdays at ten and repairing cars before he could legally drive themWe all grow up with a variety of adults and oung adults modeling what it is to go to work In addition to my parents I d listen to the stories from my grandfather such as how before becoming a buyer for Abraham Straus he d shoveled coal on the railroad during the Great Depression and to other relatives and I d hear about the working lives of neighbors and. To the Bozo the clown who sits inside the cage above the dunk tank everyone is a mark Once he has zeroed in on his victim the Bozo comes up with the perfect wisecrack something funny enough to make people stop and listen and cruel enough to hook the mark Now the mark is bent on revenge and he'll buy however many balls he needs to hit

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