Lives of neighbors and riends parents some of whom commuted Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda for hours each day to 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 theloor 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 act I just reconnected with a close high school riend who used to work at I HOP in Commack A ew of us would walk in there late Saturday night and Mike d ill us a paper garbage sack If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song full of hotries to go How did all of these working people influence my own pathways and attitudes concerning work We see ourselves as having choices and opportunities in our lifetimes than in previous eras when it comes to picking a career especially so Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford for those not born as white males I remind my kids and studentsreuently 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 Ready for Summer find work that they are good at thatulfills them and that pays enough to allow them to do it You ll be working your whole life once you get out of school Mom said I want you to enjoy yourself while you can Maybe next summer you can get a job But Mom took a step closer Look at me Chad I m thirty two and I could pass or orty That s what hard work will do to you 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 A coerência textual 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 sriends work summers or after school and work is a big issue between him and his mom as well as the reason Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller for Chad s attitude about his long absent dad Inact Chad has a wealth of attitude banging heads with the local police a riend 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 ound myself rooting First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There for Chad who we know isar rom 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 young adults to pause and think or a moment as the seat tips over and they plunge toward their own world of work in the twenty April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers first centuryRichie Partington MLISRichie s Picks Picked this book up after glancing through aew pages It is the end of summer and the beginning of air season so was interested in the setting of this book The setting is an eastern boardwalk He target and see the Bozo plunge into the water It's a game that ascinates 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 rom 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.
Have you ever read a book and elt like you wanted to be in their shoes If you are interested in a chill and relatable read this is the book or you 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 act it is set at the Jersey Shore This book is written in the perspective of a teenage boy who spends all his time on the Jersey Shore boardwalk Dunk will appeal to anyone all ages and all genders would love this read If you are interested in the beach young romance amily and riends you should definitely try out this book 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 Space Kid for insect repellent They d spray his arms with differentormulas and then he d stick them in a tank Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town 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 you re not supposed to sell it at all if you 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 you don t do it all day long Maybe but it s still pretty rough by the third orourth pint Jason said How about ixing clogged toilets Corey asked That can t be un That s not so bad Mike told him It s not like you do it with 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 what you 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 Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water fire you if business gets slow No matter what you get your check and you get your meals He plopped back on his towel Agreed Corey said Working sucks I hoped they were wrong Two years 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 years of school I hadn tound 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 Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus foremost by that of charactersinding their places in the working world I remember being a young child and my Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse 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 aront row spectator to my parents working long hours together in those years of booming growth on Long Island I also watched my little brother the hustler who was Troubled Waters flinging Newsdays at ten and repairing cars before he could legally drive themWe all grow up with a variety of adults and young adults modeling what it is to go to work In addition to my parents I d listen to the storiesrom my grandfather such as how before becoming a buyer or Abraham Straus he d shoveled coal on the railroad during the Great Depression and to other relatives and I d hear about the working. 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 unny 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
He main character is a teenage boy living through one of his last summer s as a kid A typical ya bookboy his riends 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 inding 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 The world seems to be the clown and I m the mark always missing my throws to dunk it while simultaneously being insulted This book reminded me of that while also having nothing relatable to meAnyways this book tells of a struggle of a kid looking or a summer job while avoiding letting his riends 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 So Dunk is not another book about basketball nor is it about donutsWhat it is is a terrific book about a young man who aspires to be a clown in a dunking booth And some other stuff I very much enjoyed the book Good YA read that stands out because of the uniue premise and driving orce 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 does a solid job of expounding teenage woes at other times this elt like a PG version of teenagehood softened Owls: Birds of the Night for younger readers But directunny interesting Great character uirks and voices Enjoyed overall though not a remarkable read Gonna have to do yet another adjective review Sorry This is sweet and cuteAnd intensePoignantAnd Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, 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 aairy tale tooAnd I read it in one night because it was one of my tossturn nights AND because it was truly engagingLubar is brilliant writes Bon Bon Voyage 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 you do too This was a sweet little YA book that was on the books that won t make you blush list While Iound 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 Have you ever read a book we re you want to be in a persons shoes and you can t wait to see what happens next because the book I read this with my son or a 7th grade literature assignment they were allowed to pick their own book to read This title was on a list I ound of good books or a 12 year old boy We both read it so that I could keep him motivated to inish the assignment by talking about the book as we went through it together This is a decent YA read and a good one or a 12 14 yr old boy who might not love to read There are some good life lessons about honesty empathy and courage Plus the major parts of a story are relatively easy to identify. Too He's determined to get a job playing the Bozo something he knows he'd be good at Suddenly Chad inds himself thrown into a strange and twisted world where humor has A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency far power than he ever imagined With a crackling plot and smartunny dialogue Dunk pulls readers along on a journey that exposes a universal truth We all need to laugh.
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