Survivng the Applewhites Essay example

619 Words Aug 20th, 2013 3 Pages
Maya Albert August 27, 2013

Surviving the Applewhites

In the book “Surviving the Applewhites” one of the main characters are Jake, a juvenile delinquent whose been kicked out of every school in Rhode Island. Another main character in this book is E.D, a 13 year old member of the Applewhites family who is completely different from the rest of the family. The setting of the story started off in Rhode Island, which is Jake’s hometown, but Jake was forced to move with his grandfather in North Carolina to be homeschooled in the only place that will educate him, the Creative
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The climax of the story was that Jake was forced to play the lead role in the movie and E.D was the stage manager! At first, they weren’t so sure if they could be able to handle such a big responsibility since they hadn’t been big into theater from the beginning, but for E.D’s father and the movie’s sake they were willing to try! So, they took it day by day, lesson after lesson. Slowly but surely, both E.D and Jake started to grow on each other, and from E.D’s point of view Jake wasn’t so juvenile and tough as he seemed when he first arrived at the Applewhites house. Also, the rest of the family started to grow on Jake and E.D, little by little they both started to like art, dance, and even theater! In my opinion, I would not recommend this book to a friend because even though it was a sufficient book it wasn’t good enough for me to recommend this novel to a friend. For example, the novel didn’t have a lot of plot twists every shocking part of the book was predictable. From this book, I learned that it doesn’t matter how messy someone’s past is, if you surround yourself with the right people that are willing to help you, you can change to better your life. Also, I learned that it’s alright to try new things every once in a while. You don’t always have to do things your friends are interested in. You’ll never know what you may turn out to like or be good at unless you try

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