Terry Nelson books holds up today as well as it did back in the summer of '78! Like Lord of the Flies, this story is a tale that features children living without adults and the hard lessons that they learn with living without them. I'm sure there was a segment on this in. But survival, and community organization, and dystopian futures. She also has an idea to get supplies from a grocery warehouse. There is another character, Jill, who like kindergarten teachers, believes in sharing and helping all who are in need of it. It also had taught that you can manage many things, not just cry if you lost someone, pic yourself up, and don't give up. She also learns how to drive in one go, managing to only hit a sign on her first try.
Lisa decides she must organize the neighborhood for protection and calls a meeting of the kids on her street. The author wrote the book for his own children, and apparently didn't realize that kids are able to pick up on some level of subtlety and characterization. That was 1 thing Lisa didn't want to happen, but when the Chedister Gang came to attack, Lisa had started to think about a militia to create, andthe Grand Ave. Don't compare yourself to the American founders, as in chapter 5, and then set yourself up as a benevolent dictator later in the story. There was like a page explaining the problem. This is hands-down one of the worst books I have ever read. So the all the stores are empty and they have to find out how to survive.
Pedantic in the extreme, nonsensically plotted and full of so many holes it looks like lace. There are some implausibilities in this book, sure. Lisa and Todd, and all the other kids that live on grand Avenue are determined to stay alive during this deadly plague. Then I start to think how hard it would be to start over again when all the adu I read this in junior high. For instance, in the very beginning of the book we're told that anyone over 12 was killed off by a mysterious plague. I first read this book in fifth or sixth grade, I think, and at the time it was exactly the sort of thing that appealed to me.
That night, they went to campfire. I haven't felt this disappointed since I found out that Raold Dahl was an anti-Semite. Because of Lisa and her big ideas, the citizens of Grand Ave. I suppose it's because if they don't listen to what she says and do their share of work, they are to leave and not get any share of her 'charity'. The plotline is probably familiar to anyone who actually daydreamed as a kid: everyone over twelve has been wiped out by a plague. Ten-year old, smart, and creative Lisa becomes the leader of Grand Avenue, a neighborhood, and all the children in it. And the weirdest part is, only kids who are 12 year old or younger doesn't get infected.
A adaptation by with art by and Jenn Manley Lee was published in 2012. It was one of few books that had a female protagonist yet boasted a plot with enough suspense for me a 12 year old boy to still read it cover to cover. A year after completion, things proceed according to plan until Logan and his gang manage to stage a successful attack on Glenbard, during which Lisa is shot in the arm. I was surprised that the author, Terry Nelson, didn't write any sequels. As I have said, I owe this book for introducing me to dystopian works. Lisa knew that, but she took a risk.
A bullet wound was healed in two days by a 12-year-old who read a book. A problem is that when the plague struck gangs formed immediately. The next morning, they had a tour and assigned all the new classes and rooms. The kid in me still loves this book, but the older me isn't sure how much of that is genuine adoration and how much is just the rose-tinted glasses that color memories from that time in my life. Humans should be smarter than that, but if the situation really had no solution, it, again, should have been explained.
I kept thinking to myself that it would get better, but as the plot got rolling the unrealistic elements leaped out even more strongly than before. Every kid in the city had taken most of the food from the grocery stores near them, and you might think there's food everywhere! Posted by: im prefer not to say my name I find it amusing and telling that all the people who claim to like this book type like drugged monkeys. Lisa's life had change a lot when their parents died from a terrible plague that swept across the earth. On the positive side, the author did a nice job of putting descriptive language in the text. Does she have what it takes to fight it back? The protagonist has to learn how to drive a car on her own, something I totally dug. Read this book if you have nothing better to do.
Several kids from her neighborhood joined. Kids were using their favourite weapons to practice against an imaginary enemy, they were planning to use fire extinguishers to confuse the foe, they made their own way of communicating without putting themselves in that much danger, and so on. The Girl Who Owned a City is a book that I can really relate to. I've read a lot of books lately for the same target age group, and not all of them were garbage. I hope you read The Girl Who Owned a City. I think about this book sometimes out of the blue and remember it being really intense.