FC: Nyah'lette Colquitt 2nd.Period English 1
1: "Absolutely Normal Chaos"
2: Sharon Creech Romance-Fiction
3: Setting: The story takes place in Easton, Ohio in the summer of 2004.
4: Summary: The book "Absolutely Normal Chaos" is mainly about Mary Lou growing up and during the summer she was assigned to keep a summer journal. In this journal is stories about her first experiences with romance,homesickness,and death in the family. Then she writes about how her mom allow her boy cousin to come stay with them for two weeks and at first she thought he was a ding-dong until finally he start to open up to her.
5: I think the author Sharon Creech is trying to say as a kid we all have to experience death,romance,dealing with being away from home and we just have to cope with these things like Mary Lou did. The moral of the story is that we all experience things in life as we get older. And that we all know some friends can drive you crazy but,don't let them drive you real crazy just live,laugh,and love. The main idea of the story is you just can't judge someone when you first see them. You really have to get to know them. And that certain situations can tear a family apart and some can bring them closer.
6: Mary Lou Finney- She's the narrator in the book.Mary is thirteen years old.She's very silly and likes to hear other people's stories. Carl Ray- He is Mary father's nephew. He is very lazy don't like to do to much. He hardly ever speaks to anyone. Sam Finney-is the father.He's a geologist and spends most of his time drawing maps.He is a regular father. Sally Finney-is the mother.When the kids drive her crazy she goes in the room and cry.She's an oral historian who like to hear elders tell her stories. Maggie Finney-is seventeen years old.She's Mary sister.Maggie is more of the boy crazy type.
8: Internal-Mary Lou likes this boy and she doesn't know if she should ask him out. And its changing her attitude towards people. External-She cousin Carl Ray got into a wreck.During this time Mary Lou and her family thinks he's not go wake up from being unconscious.
9: Resolution internal:Well Alex finally told Mary Lou he liked her and they started dating. Now that her ad Alex is dating she doesn't seem to have time for anyone. external: Carl Ray finally woke up after they thought he wasn't.When he did woke up his relationship with Mary Lou became stronger.
10: About The Author Sharon Creech is from South Euclid,Ohio.Growing up in her family was "Absolutely Normal Chaos".As a child she wanted to be a painter,ice skater,singer,teacher and a reporter. But being a English and Reading teacher in England and Switzerland changed her mind and made her want to become a writer. She's married to Lyle Rigg out of New Jersey.They have two grown children Rob and Karin.
11: Recommendation I would recommend children from the age of 10 up to 14 to read this book.Growing up in a big family your going to have "Absolutely Normal Chaos".And some kids think they suppose to have the most perfect family without any drama but you do. Even I can relate to the book. We have a big family and its always chaos.One time we had someone to come stay with us and we thought she was a "ding dong"because she was like a shadow every time we went somewhere she was tagging alone.But in the end she was cool.