Narrative Techniques In Susan Juby's Nice Recovery

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Susan Juby’s well-known book “Nice Recovery” is based on her personal sad experiences. The book is a biography that is written in a narrative style. Susuan Juby’s story is taking place in and around the 1900’s at her house, or at school (lake kathlyn elementary school, chandler park middle school) and in her dorm, as well as in many community centers. She is portraying a coming of age story in which she loses her innocence, there are many themes in this story one example is addiction (alcohol, drugs or any other substances). Another theme is, one mistake that an individual takes can have a big harm, which can flip someone’s life upside down. These two themes connect with each other, it all started in junior school when Susan would get bullied …show more content…
She is very descriptive and very detailed when she is explaining a situation which helps the readers get a visual image of what she is talking about. Susan’s purpose of writing such a piece of work is to persuade young teens to not fallow the crowd and sometimes being left out as the loser is better than being friends with everyone that will toxic your life. She does this by explaining every hard stage in her life throughout the time and how hard it is to quite such a harmful substance once you get addicted it may feel like it relieving and helping the stress, anxiety and depressions but it does and was not helping once she stopped and she started to be sober she notice that her life was a lot more fun when she was sober. Susan wants people who think alcohol helps relieve pain and stress and people who thinks alcohol makes them seem cool or does it to fit into a certain group of people, are wrong it is just a way to self harm yourself. she achieves this message of how wrong alcohol and drugs are by sharing her own story that is very hard and sad. She also achieves this by the plotting of the story, the characters and the setting. Susan describes the characters and appearance of the characters very well for the reader to emotional feel for intimidating or friendly the character is. The setting she’s used also shows what type of atmosphere and people she’s …show more content…
I went to a junior school in which I have seen my fellow peers get bullied, experiencing bullying is not an easy thing specially when you’re so young and you seem to not know why its happening to you. I saw a big change in the girl that got bullied, after junior school. In middle school, she became the new bully, that didn’t do anything during class and always argued with the teacher she did this to show everyone she was tough; therefore no one would bully her again. I would recommend this book to everyone and ever since I got through the first couple of chapter’s I started to recommend it to my sibling and my friends. I recommend it because it’s actually a very interesting book having the ability to read such a story of a young girl facing all these challenges because she once got bullied made me think my friend’s and siblings should be informed of it. that way if they ever do see a person in such situation or if they ever get bullied they should stand up for their own self and seek help to stop it. I also would recommend it to my peers because I would like them to know how much alcohol and drunk harm a human’s body, even though they feel like it relieves off the pain and pressure it really doesn’t it in facts could make their whole life

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