Otherwise, it's only a matter of time before any boyfriend who might be interested in her, along with her family members will begin viewing her as either a permanent child or else a chronic burden impairing their own growth and development tasks. You can't help wondering if a terrible accident was to happen to one of your friends would you act more like Jenny and Caroline??? I find it interesting because the main character measures how fast she is getting better by walking to the fallen tree. This is disappointing because the premise was so promising. She is badly injured and the doctors are predicting a grim future for Anna. Otherwise, it's only a matter of time before any boyfriend who might be interested in her, along with her family members will begin viewing her as either a permanent child or else a chronic burden impairing their own growth and development tasks.
It describes the mental and physical effects of the accident as it affects Anna, her friends, her family. Throughout the story Anna was annoying to me, because I didn't like that she was more concerned about her love life than she was about her injuries. A setting I found interesting was the main characters backyard. The poems are nearly complete opposites with…. She pulling through the first few chapters after a week, and isn't giving up. I understand that a car crash can really change someone's life and that it's extremely painful recovering, but whining about everything isn't going to solve anything. I had just finished a really good book when I picked this one out.
I could relate to this book since it could happen even though the book is fictional. It appears Luke is waiting for Anna to break up with her boyfriend so that he can say he loves her. Obviously not on the scale of someone going through thos, but it was definitely someyhing that kept me connected to this book. It is a great way to get into the experience of a person who has experienced a traumatic event. There are more immediate emergencies to take care of. Peeling the Onion is a book about self, relationships, and healing that comes from the inside out. A healthy romantic relationship requires both parties to be able to give and take fairly evenly within the relationship.
Though it changes her entire life, it is the main event that transitions Anna from being a popular teenager to dealing with life in the adult world. You may be able to walk, talk and think, just not as well as before. In my opinion, Wendy Orr paints an authentic, realistic coming-of-age picture of a teenager coping with a new reality. What part will Hayden and Luke play? Recommended Age: 13 and up Plot Summary: Anna, a 17-year-old karate-lover has her world turned upside down when she gets hit in a car accident and is seriously injured. .
Before, Anna knew who she was and what she looked like. The writing is deeply personal, the sort of wide-open honesty you would find in a diary, and the stages of Anna's recovery are wholly believable and subtly explored. Both before and after the accident, Anna showed many signs of a typical adolescent. Maybe this story just wasn't my cup of tea, but I really was relieved when I finished it. It's not the happiest of reads because there's no gleaming happily ever after for her: the accident has done a lot of serious, probably permanent damage. Her life is that of a bright and bubbly 17 year old until she is in a car accident that leaves her questioning everything.
This book is a good book, but I don't recommend it for people who enjoy things that aren't suspenseful. Behaving like a monster is out the question. I think that Wendy Orr did an excellent job conveying the effect an accident can have on someone, particularly an adolescent with their entire life in front of them. The writing is deeply personal, the sort of wide-open honesty you would find in a diary, and the stages of Anna's recovery are wholly believable and subt I've read this book about twelve or thirteen times since I first read it in 1998. I can see how this book could be relevant for young people dealing with disability themselves or within their circle of family and friends. Coming to terms with multiple fractures and probable long-term difficulties is something else again — slow, painful, full of obstacles and questions with no clear answers.
She thinks her life is over after a year of fighting this. Her body now betrays her, and she knows it will never be the same. So if you are a girl I think this would be a likable book for you. Her life is that of a bright and bubbly 17 year old until she is in a car accident that leaves her questioning everything. I didn't realise how much of the story I had forgotten, and so it was so nice to relearn the adventure.
Hayden, the driver of the car she was in, feels guilty and responsible for her pain, even though the accident was not his fault. Evaluation: The only book I can associate with this one is When Bad Things Happen to Good People. The book was mostly about a girl Anna who got into a car accident with a boy Hayden and then finds out that she likes him more than she did before. He was the speeding douchebag who didn't stop and caused the accident. The question is what will her life look like in the end? This book was very well written and i recommend it to people ages 13 and up. I faced the same problem: take away my sports and my physical abilities and what is left? There is a fallen tree that the main character likes to walk to and sit on.
Found it a little melodramatic and wallowing. Young people may not go through the horrific event Anna goes through hopefully , but it would be easy to relate to her changing world and her growing acceptance that things are not going to work out the way she once planned them. Disclaimer While I have tried my best, there is no guarantee that the data shown on this site book prices or postage are accurate. I could relate to this book since it could happen even though the book is fictional. Needless to say my grade wasn't happy. When things get better, then can get worse, and in such a pathos my english teacher would kill me if i called it a tragedy nobody ever comes out perfectly.