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R appearances r elements that we cannot control Jane Leslie Conly s examination Witchopoly of these feelings as well as the tender moments between Maxine and her son Ronald that pop up at times during the book is what makes this a good story The climactic scene is also nice but I won t give away what that s about NOTE I am reading this along with my daughter who is entering 6th grade My notes below are streamsf consciousness as I read so I can show her the kind Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of thinking I do as I read Ch 1 Mom dies none left to believe in him Nice Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro opening flashback to discussion with Miss AnnieCh 2 Junior High Learns he is not good enough for baseball which he thought he was Nothing to do any everything is for elementary kidsCh 3 Insert Maxine aka Crazy Lady She has a disabled son lives in that partf town in the worst house Seems she may be unstable as well Vernon feels sorry for her a bit but contributes to picking n her Wonder where Ronald s Maxine s son father is Ch 4 Failed English and French C in Math D in Science Dyslexic Short chapter might be a set up chapter for something bigger The last sentence leads me to think so And then something happened you would never believe not n your lifeCh 5 TURNING POINT Vernon accidentally sticks up for Maxine in the grocery store Then he is embarrassed to have helped and ultimately be seen with her by his friends Offers to get her potatoes too and drop them at her house At her house Maxine asks about his Mom and said that his Mom had given Ronald a coat ne winter just because She said anything she could do to help just let her know Vernon said how he was failing English Maxine said she would ask someone she knew if she could help Maxine seems calmer nicer in this chapter than previously portrayed Interesting dichotomy in the characterCh 6 Enter Miss Annie new tutor Lives n the nice side Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) of Maxine s duplex Another lady the boys had pickedn as in la la land Vernon finds Boarding House of Hunks out she taught elementary school for 40 years Her house is immaculate To pay for tutoring Miss Annie asks Vernon to clean up Maxine s yard Vernon is still struggling with what his friends will think versus doing the right thingCh 7 Yard cleaning Vernon surprised again at the nicenessf Maxine and Ronald yet embarrassed r remorseful by what they wear utside crazy mix matched coats hats and different colored mittens and gloves because you can buy mismatched gloves for 5 cents at the good will I think Vernon s ideas are starting to change about people who are different than he is Maybe that we re really all the same inside Ch 8 You see when you first saw Ronald he looked like an ugly animal that got Bec (The Demonata, on this earth somehow and really shouldn t haveBut what I figuredut was a lot The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of Ronald s problem was fear He was scaredf everything and everybody and being scared made him gawky and popeyed and crazy looking Because sitting there watching Lassie he forgot about me Then he wasn t so bad looking after all In fact he looked pretty much like a regular teenage not good looking but not awful either WOW This whole passage made me pause Bottom f p42 through top f p43 Vernon is definitely learning about differences circumstances etc He learns about Ronald s father never married Maxine not part f picture Starting to see both Maxine and Ronald in a new way What is he going to do when his friends find ut Friends know about Miss Annie and getting tutored some pick n him some supportive doesn t seem to bother himCh 9 Vernon s family discovers he s been helping Maxine Feels embarrassed then estranged from family Ends up talking with Dad Can tell Dad is proud f him for helping Maxine Find ut f Maxine s back story working Ronald s Dad her drinking When sober sharp as a tack Not sober Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 often Probably the dichotomy I sawch 10 Vernon is starting to Learn the real valuable things in life he listens to his family talking about what they are saving for after he just got back from seeing Ronald who is just missing his mom who is in jail for runk and disorderly both Ronald and Vernon missing their mindsch 11 Vernon volunteers to take Ronald to special Olympics in June none pressures him but he feels bligated he do rd worry about them thoughch12 Vernon tells family about Ronald decide as a family to make a carnival like when mom was alive to raise money for new sneakers for Ronald Vernon still worried about what Rhood utcasts'Maxine an alcoholic prone to utrageous behavior and Ronald her retarded son But
Crazy lady is a book by Jane Leslie Conly about a boy named Vernon in 1981 Vernon doesn t do very well at school and if he gets another F he will fail his grade Vernon gets a tutor from the help f Maxine she gets him a retired teacher named Ms Annie Throughout the year that Ms Annie is helping him he becomes good friends with Maxine s son Ronald Vernon helps Ronald have a sale to get money for new shoes and go to the Olympics Vernon also helps Ronald in his Olympic events and after the Olympic events Ronald has to pack up to go to his Aunt and Uncle s for awhilePersonally I thought this book was good It has characters that are different which helps it make a good book With all f their personalities but become friends make it seem so realistic Not knowing in the beginning who they are r what they are like makes the book even better In most f ur neighborhoods we know who almost everyone is but in their neighborhood no ne knows who most f their neighbors are I thought that this was a good book that some children may be able to identify with An boy ignored by his busy family and younger siblings befriends the so called crazy lady down the street A touching story that is sure to be liked Told from the presepective f Vernon a city kid trapped in a family that is coping with his mothers death this is the story f a boy who learns to view everything around him differently Vernon struggles in school and all his siblings are too busy keeping the family together to help him For a while he gets into small time mischief shoplifting vandalism harassing the alcoholic and her disabled son down the street Then he s forced to have an actual conversation with the alcoholic who remembers his mother and before he knows it he s been introduced to a former schoolteacher who now tutors him in exchange for helping A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) out the family he used to harass The boy s voice rings true when he talks I absolutely picture a smart mouthed early teen living in the city decades ago cracking jokes and getting in trouble The picturef poverty and alcoholism rings true as well though there is nothing graphic r shocking that ccurs ther than swearing He slowly befriends the disabled son and cares less and less about what the guys will think as he gets the whole community s help in getting Ronald to the special Olympics Unfortunately when the mother can t control her drinking Ronald is sent to a better home forcing Vernon to confront his emotions about being abandoned by his mother after her death and finds that his father is there for him as he has been all along If ever a book was made for a child and adult to discuss here it is There are lots f issues Vernon is dealing with and things that he learns that will make young readers think and though the settings and people In the End of inner city poverty were realistic though dated it is deliberately written in a way that isn t shocking to young sensibilities It was a candidate for removal becausef bad language and bad choices Vernon makes at the beginning but definitely still holds a lot f value I am reading books from the ALA s most challenged list I checked ff all the books I have already read although I plan to go back and read some and now I am working through the part f the list I am interested in reading I went through the list in my school library and grabbed this ne I finished it this morning and sobbed through the last two chaptersI cannot for the life f me figure ut why this ne would be challenged All I can discover is it is challenged for ffensive language Cause you know no 11 r 12 year ld has ever heard damn which is about the worst thing I could findVernon Dibbs is ne f 5 children being raised by their father after their mother s death The Dibbs family lives in a rundown neighborhood in Balti In their neighborhood is a duplex in habited by a retired teacher and an alchoholic with a retarded son As the story goes n Vernon is tutored by the retired teacher and to repay her helps ut the mother and sonThis intense story shows great character development and insight into types The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of people many kids may never know I plan to recommend this book to severalf my students I would probably give this book two and a half stars There is some interesting material throughout that appeals to the part inside all Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of us that has known the bitternessf rejection based n ute. Increasingly alienated from his widowed father Vernon joins his friends in ridiculing the neighbo.
Riends will think find ut that friend Jerry has a disabled brother doesn t want friends to know Jerry and Vernon common Vernon and Ronald common learning how people hide things like crazych 13 the carnival was a hit but I suspected that Maxine wouldn t take kindly to it she said she didn t want charity no shock felt bad for Vernon he tried do hard I wonder how he feels right now A good fast enjoyable children s bookThe Good believable characters character development doesn t talk down to its audience r gloss ver people s faults doesn t bash working class people makes them behave the way people behave in real lifeThe Bad wasn t sure whether the narrator was supposed to be a kid s voice r an adult s especially since the narrator mentions that the story s action took place in 1981 the book was written in the 90sThe Ugly the endingThe ending was a disappointment I wanted to know what happened afterward the author hints at it but I wanted to know I wanted an epilogue r something It was interesting reading the kids reviews n Some Keep From Falling of the kids mentioned the cussing and didn t like it and I have to wonder how sheltered these kids are Kids do cussn Catalogue the Insanity occasion especially kids growing up in rough areas I thought that and mostf the dialogue was spot Blessed Homecoming on The kids were also troubled by Maxine s drinking Again I cannly wonder if these kids have never been around alcoholicsever I d love to go back in time and give this book to my students who lived in the third ward in Houston I bet they wouldn t find the situations described in the book strange at allIt reminded me a little bit Shrek of the Langston Hughes short story Thank You Ma am which my kids from the ghetto LOVED They really connected with that story If I ever teach again especially middle school I ll let the kids read this Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly is a story about Maxine a mean and crazy motherf Ronald who has special needs but is very smart The last main character is Vernon and he becomes friends with Ronald and Maxine to try and make things better The setting takes place in a small neighborhood called Tenley Heights located in Balti and it also takes place during the day time The conflict f the story is when the boys are making fun f Maxine and Ronald and Maxine says mean and hurtful things back The climax Look Alikes Jr. of the story is when Vern buys new shoes and clothes for Ronald because he participates in the speciallympics In the end Maxine gets taken to jail and Ronald gets adopted by his grandparents My them for this book is when friendship comes to failure try to work it ut instead f fighting about it This book uses rather Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin outdated terms and the sentences are choppy but it s a good story when you drill it down CRAZY LADY BY jane Leslie Conly is truly a realistic down to earth and fascinating story It unfolds so many issues relating to social and psychological areaf the young and Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution oldThis book reveals a hidden pathto all readers while bringingut a simple themetic arena The book at first clearly reveals the complex problems He Remembers the Barren of a youngster and the challenges brought forward to his familly due to his mother s death Then the narrator Vernon Dibbs is exposed to MissAnnie who introduces Ronald and Maxine also known as the crazy lady The story is about how Vernona representativef all the people who call themselves common and who neglect and tend to insult the uncommon goes through an understanding The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf of the innocence and desperationf these social seperated people He experiences how Maxine despite the fact that she has no way Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of financial support she still fights back to take caref RonaldThus Vernongradually learns to help them secure their future and we find The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives out surprisingly how Vernon feels considerate and raises money to help Ronald bringing a tear to the readers eyesThe readers also experience astounding change and wish for Ronald s bestThe climaxf the story appaers to be in at the end Let the Wolf Howl of the story where Vernon runs behind Ronald s car and when hepens his eyes he finds his father dispalying the difficulty The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of seperation and feeling isolated and also the valuef a father s love and compassion brought ut effectively by the authorThererfore this book portrays an excellence seen rarely among books and I adore this book eually because f it succeds in making its readers view the society and the people in it in a very different angle. Hen a social service agency tries to put Ronald into a special home Vernon fights against the mov.
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