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Tara Herpecheveux, whose head is covered with glowing, golden, dreadlock-like curls of hair, wants Parker to introduce her to kids all over. About 4 chapters later Parker noticed that his dreadlock was twitching and had a Shusterman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Tara Russell. Updated 22 February Transcript. Book and Beyond. Tara Russell. Period 3. Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman.

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Eating kitty litter with milk, statues with fingerprints, and other unexplained until the very end behaviors will keep readers turning the pages even as they shudder to think what will come next. Newl characters are well drawn and believable, which doesn’t surprise me because I’ve enjoyed the few books by Shusterman that I’ve read. I bought this for myself, thinking it was a bit old for my ten year old the characters are highschoolersbut because it was free of language and innuendo, I thought it appropriate for my ten-ye A modern retelling of Goldilocks and the three bears with some Greek mythology thrown in.

I won’t mention the myth as that ndal be spoiler-y, but Dreadlocks was creative and I’ll probably pick up another Dark Fusion read. Creepy, scary, disturbing, Shusterman really is a master of weaving a short but impactful story. If every other author in the world would write a toss-off in this case, I can assure you that Neal Shusterman has done nothing of the kind. He’s a fifteen-year-old “fat cat” living with wealthy parents in a wealthy neighborhood, never really wanting for anything that his parents can’t give him.


Dread Locks

The crack in my life was the fact that I had everything I wanted, or could ever want-and when you have it all, boredom grows like a fungus, coating everything you own and everything you feel. On a sunny day a family moves into the house next door to them.

And my very favorite part of this story is the ending! Parker likes her, too, and helps set up many of rdeadlocks meetings with people around his school. What more could you want? That particular day, he used his break time to read.

I’ll definately be reading more by him.

We simply learn that no, the myth of Medusa as ugly is merely wrong. He lives in Southern California with his four children. He rethinks this observation after a girl named Tara moves in the house across from them alone.

Students could also be paired off and given a list of Greek myths to research, present, and teach the rest of the class about the myth. Please try again later. I had a hard enough time with the mythos of the Medusa and that’s what attracted me to the book in the first place.

Review: Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman – Literature Young Adult Fiction

Want to Read saving…. Dark Fusion 3 books. My parents were already up.

The book starts out making Parker completely unrelatable– he’s a rich kid bored with life and feeling sorry for himself because he has everything he wants–but it doesn’t take long for the reader to connect with him anyone. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

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Parker watches, fascinated, as one by dfeadlocks Tara chooses high school students to befriend; he even helps her by making the necessary introductions. Her name is Sarah.

Dread Locks (Dark Fusion, #1) by Neal Shusterman

I want more books like this! Tara is unlike anyone Parker has ever met, but he soon realizes there’s a good reason for that. It can be really hard to sympathize with spoiled rich kids, but Parker never pretends to be anything other than spoiled rotten, and his disgust with himself makes him a lot easier to live with.

Not really my favorite type of book, but drezdlocks wasn’t bad, so that’s where the 3 stars come in. I would dreeadlocks this book for junior high students, as the writing may feel too young for high schoolers, and the content may feel too old for elementary schoolers.

Yet when she meets and talks with some students they change, drastically. I didn’t really get into this book, although I do recommend practically any of shusterman’s other books.

Parker Baer is spoiled.

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