FC: DExter Davis 6th English 1
1: The Bully
2: Author:Paul Langan Genre: Realistic Fiction
3: California In Recent Times | Setting:
4: Darrell Mercer is a ninth grader who moved from is "not perfect" neighborhood in Philadelphia to a cul-de-sac in California.He is a lot smaller than the average freshman at Bluford High School.Then Tyray,the exact opposite of Darrell, is the school bully who starts picking on Darrell. In order for Darrell not to get picked on he has to give Tyray his mother's money.So his English teacher, Mr. MItchell , gives him a book called Hatchet and Darrell builds enough self-confidence from the book to join the wrestling team. While all this is going on he is doing push-ups to get stronger.He likes this girl named Amberlynn and she likes him to but he is scared to talk to her cause Tyray secretly likes her too.
5: So at the school dance Darrell and Amberlynn were dancing ,and Darrel was scared to dance with her because Tyray was going to beat him up if he danced with her.He went to the bathroom and then Tyray beat him up in the bathroom.Then he was tired of getting bullied.One day Tyray knocked Darrel's lunch tray on his shirt.Darrell finally stood up for his self and fought Tyray.He did a wrestling take down on Tyray and broke his arm.Then he walked out of the school with his girl friend Amberlynn.The author's point was to show what happens when you try hard at something.
6: Darrell Mercer- A undersized freshman who just started going to Blutford High School.He has self esteem issues.Darrell always had some one fight for him until now. Tyray Hobbs- He is the school bully. Tyray plays varsity football as freshman.Darrell beats him up in the cafeteria after Tyray slap his tray in his lap. Uncle Jason - He is Darrell's uncle. He always cricitizies Darrell for being small.Uncle Jason is letting Darrel and his mother stay with him and his kids. Mother - She works very hard. Darrell's mother really wants to see Darrel succeed in life.
7: Amerlynn - A cheerleader for Bulford high. She really likes Darrel Mercer.She likes to see Darrel at his wrestling matches.
8: Conflicts: Darrell Mercer has a lot of conflicts in this story.(1) He didn't have any friends at his new school.(external). (2) Darrell also was getting bullied by a guy named Tyray.(external). (3) He didn't have any self- confidence.(internal). (4) Darrel hated being smaller than everyone else. (external)
9: Resolutions: (1) At the end of the story Darrell found a friend named Kevin and his girlfriend named Amberlynn. (2) Darrel got stronger and beat up Tyray. (3) He joined the wrestling team.(4) Darrell hit his growth spurt and he was doing push ups.
10: About the author: | Paul Langan was born in Philadelphia in 1972.Then him and his mother moved to New jersey.He attended Camden County College, but later transferred to La Salle University.