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En he was 5 saying how people will come kill him in his sleep His dad also xpected violence and thought that homicide was humorous Nate s fathers stories gave him psychotic paranoia which turned into fear then anger then frustration Sooner later he got a fetish for weapons just like his dad Nate started imagining himself as Hitler while having thoughts about killing animals kids and bombing the school While also dealing with his crazy father Nate s mother was the only one that worked and they weren t wealthy at all They barely had anything Throughout the story Nate comes in contact and deals with many other guys in prison that have done way worse things than him Dealing with these people Nate realizes how he becomes ashamed and realizes he doesn t want to waste the rest of his life in prison While in prison Nate read a lot of books from the jail s library to make the time go by He Water Music even copied a whole book down so he could keep rereading it While doing this hexplained how a whole new world opened up for him with writing and he wanted to be a part of it This is where he started writing a story which is now published as his memoir Good Behavior I definitely think that Nate s father was the reason he had psychological issues and through the memoir he realized how that s affected him all his life I wish Nate realized that before he wound up in jail but I m glad he did when he was still young and Revived even though he was in jail he didn t let that get the best of him and give up on life Instead he tried to turn himself around Being Nate s age I think this was a great book and I recommend it It only took me 3 days to read and it kept making me want to read It has a uniue writing style with the flashbacks and it shows how bad people are bad for a reason andveryone has a story It s a great book with a good life lesson uick read memoir Chapters alternate between nate s life leading up to his crime and imprisonment and then his time in prison His childhood will break your heart Some mentions of prison rape mostly nate s fear of it not graphic Also mentions of violence alcohol use guns and sex but again not graphic or gratuitous Pairing and Overview I will pair the book Good Behavior by Nathan Henry with the book Monster Both texts depict a young adult male in jail the protagonist in Monster is not guilty of his charge but Henry recalls real life crimes he did commit and his Student Research Projects in Calculus experience after being tried as an adult Both texts present accurate portrayals that should hopefully deter teens from a delinuent lifestyle1 Book Citation Henry Nathan L Good Behavior New York Bloomsbury 20102 Audience Junior and senior high students who have an interest in crime and violence and recovery Stories such as this often appeal to urban teens but this one may appeal to a wider audience because Henry is from a small town 3 Selection Criteria Good Behavior is a recent text that contains the factual firsthandxperiences of the author Bloomsbury publishing was founded in Britain and was named Publisher of the Year in 1999 and 2000 they attribute much of their growth to the Harry Potter series The subject matter and language of this book are of interest to high school students and much of it is unfortunately relatable to underprivileged teens The scope of the text is limited to the author s personal xperience but the work presents an important and meaningful perspective Various ditorial reviews note that the writing is somewhat limited and uneven but the graphic style of writing will appeal to many teens This autobiographical text will fill a gap in the collection by providing an important view of a delinuent lifestyle that will hopefully inspire struggling teens to make good choices and see hope in their futures4 Review Source Chipman Ian Booklist May 1 2010 Vol 106 No175 SOL Connection95105115125The student will read interpret analyze and valuate nonfiction texts6 Ordering Information Good Behavior Hardcover Nonfiction 2010 272p Bloomsbury 1799 978 159990471. Ough reading and reflection he comes to see that his life can be different from all he's known up to this pointNathan's story of his year in jail and the life that led him there combine to create a powerful portrait of an American youth gone bad and a moving story of redempti.

Nathan Henry got lucky He had grown up in a small town in an atmosphere of fear and had a well developed sense of self preservation and a penchant for violence He identified as a bad ass and a Satanist and cultivated the personality to go along with the tough image He was headed for serious trouble and when he was caught for armed robbery he spent a year in county jail Because of his age and the nature of his crime Nate was tried as an adult But thanks to his lawyer and an understanding judge he was able to serve his sentence in the county jail where he was kept relatively isolated from other offenders instead of going to prison where truly bad things could have happened to him Nate had nothing but time during his incarceration and he used it to xpand his mind reading taking GED classes talking to other people His good behavior got him out A Heart of Stone early and his new outlook on life helped him to develop a different attitude toward the world His memoir is gritty but gripping and some parts are hard to read animal abusekillingdisdain for womenlack ofmpathy for other human beings He makes a strong case for youthful ignorance and not knowing any better but it s disturbing to think how many other young people raised in similar nvironments with similar pressures might come out with this kind of dangerous ignorance There are absolutely no uotes that I wanted to save from this book which is a rarity I am happy the young man turned his life around while he was in jail and was horrified at the things he did growing up Good Behavior by Nathan L Henry is a memoir of the authors year he served in prison for armed robbery at the age of 16 while also jumping back to his life leading up to it and what caused him to become what he was when he committed his crime This book is a great memoir and is one of the few non fiction books that has kept me interested and kept me readingHowever this book is not suitable for all ages This book is heavily focused on Henry s childhood which is not a healthy one Topics such as the brutal details of killing woodland animals underage sex and prostitution fighting rapes murder and racism are all but common in this book Henry does not spare any detail talking about the vents that shaped him into the kid who robbed a gas station at gunpoint before getting into a car chase in a car he stole from his parents While these parts are graphic and vulgar they are crucially important to the story at hand and important to us as the reader to get a grasp on the character that is Nathan L HenryHowever the book is not without its flaws One of the biggest flaws that I ve seen the most criticism on is sadly the lack of visible character growth In his time as a prisoner we see him as a racist sexist bloodthirst teen then a calm collected but still prone to anger inmate and then suddenly he s reformed with absolutely no Language and Linguistics explanation behind it We re led to believe that his time in prison changed him but aside from the lack of his vulgarity due to his limitations we see no real change He doesn t visibly grownough for us to relate with it As he skips through his time at prison focusing on his time leading up to it he never really Divertimento elaboratesnough on his growth for us to realize he s growing Nonetheless the time he spent in prison has though not shown well Love Is a Fairy Tale enough changed him Aside from this admittedly major flaw I still say that Nathan L Henry s novel Good Behavior was a phenomenal Non Fiction book that kept me reading to the verynd and Promise at Dawn even coming back for I would heavily recommend it to anyone who seems interested in this book and can tolerate the heavy vulgarity In my opinion if the glaring weakness that this book has was resolved it would be a perfect book in myyes GOOD BEHAVIOR a memoir by Nate Henry tells the story of his year in jail for armed robbery This was an adult jail but Nate was only sixteen He was no stranger to trouble and in this memoir he alternates chapters among his year in jail the year leading up to his crime. Jailed at age sixteen for armed robbery Nathan Henry was the kind of teenager most parents and teachers have nightmares about His crime was the culmination of a life lived on the dge guns and drugs sex and violence all set against the ordinary backdrop of a one stop light to.

And scenes from arlier in his childhood that somewhat xplain how a boy from a one stop light town in rural Indiana finds himself in this predicament It is gritty graphic and often disturbing I found parts of it nearly impossible to read but was drawn through it by the hope that he would find a way out I won t spoil it but let s just say that the jail librarian is instrumentalWhat I took from this book than the story itself was the way in which it was told He maintained a primarily chronological structure in the alternating chapters so although the book jumps back and forth in time the reader always knows where she is because he tells the different stories in a this happened then this happened order Within this framework there were a few flashbacks but the story was carried forward by the passage of time We knew he d ither get out of jail or be sent to prison We knew he d The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery eventually be arrested and go to jail We knew he grew to at least the age of sixteen All of this pulls the reader along We are also pulled along by the uestion of whatxactly happened since he teases us by referring to the day he set the school on fire and the night the police chased down he and his friend Phillip before he actually tells the Darkmere eventsThis book is not for the faint of heart but it s definitely worth the read Interesting but I didn t feel that Nate s life change to a presumably law abidingducated well adjusted member of the community was very well Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? explained considering that he was sociopathic until he served his year in prison was the incarceration sufficient to cause him to completely change If so why is there so much recidivismThis book was shelved in the TEEN section at the Marion library I was flabbergasted OMG I hardly think the material presented here is suitable fodder for young minds at least those younger than sixteen or so unless they are unusually mature Nate is one of those people who can t seem to utter a complete sentence without including a four letter word He tortures and dismembers small animals for fun hemploys violence on a whim he sees females as primarily instruments of his own pleasure and he speaks casually of killing people I think he could Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den easily have perpetrated a Columbine style assault on his school since he hatedverything about it Scraps Of The Untainted Sky except possibly art I can imagine how a parent might react upon stumbling across this book in their child s possession If this is the kind of literature being recommended for teenagers nowadays no wonder teens seem to have so many problems becoming well adjusted members of society So I was strolling in the YA section of my local library one afternoon after work and saw this book I didn tven read the inside flap before I knew that I would give it a chance Anyway I m glad I didThis is a nonfiction memoir about a year that the author served in prison at the age of 16 for armed robbery In between the chapters of the descriptions of mind numbing dullness of prison life there are chapters that detail the author s life leading up to his crime which are highl Good Behavior by Nathan L Henry is a good book to read I thin this because its really ntertaining and it shows you how bad prison really is It goes into a lot of detail about what goes on in there I feel like after you read this it will make you think twice about your actions because they may lead you to prison and reading this will make you not wanna be there I just finished reading the book Good Behavior by Nathan L Henry for my PIG class This is a memoir about main character Nate Henry who is 16 years old He tells the story in first person about his life in jail from armed robbery and his rough life that led him there Every other chapter is what he s currently doing while very other chapter is a flashback to his rough childhood Nate grew up with his parents and his brother I think that Nate s father is at fault for his psychotic issues Throughout his flashbacks Nathan describes how his dad got ntertainment out of scaring him wh. Wn in rural Indiana Nate's personal history is both disturbing and fascinating A rough childhood becomes an adolescence full of half realized violent fantasies that slowly build to the breaking point But these scenes alternate with chapters about Nate's time in jail where thr.

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Nate Henry is now 32 and lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife and several cats He works at a medical office GOOD BEHAVIOR is his first book