Monday, September 11, 2006

One more thing...

Here is a link to my web page which contains links to the two articles you read today as well as links to information about autism and the author of the book.

http://mtnbrook.in10sity.net/cms/Literature+Links/1715.html

15 comments:

BrookingP5 said...

The interview with Mark Haddon was interesting because it explained how he developed Christopher as a character. I think it is neat how he was inspired by the one image of the dog with the fork in it in the front yard. I also think it is interesting that he wrote the book for adults, but that children could really enjoy it also. It is defintiely not your typical novel.

RyanL5 said...

The first article I read was very touching. It made me feel good about there being some good in this world especially since today is the anniversary of 9/11. The more good in the world the better and i hope we never lose sight of that.

Brooke L. said...

I think that its interesting that Christopher is so inspired by whats around him and the author's development of his character christopher is very interestinig and inspiring.Minus the language it seems to be a book that everyone can love to read.

R2K said...

: )

reidp5 said...

The article i read about the kid that has autism, was very emotional. To see that a kid who has autism and can't play on regular sports team gets a chance. When he starts hitting those shots it makes you feel really good for him. After doing all of the work for the team by being the team manager. It was nice to see him play.

merrittb5 said...

i love that story about the kid with autism i almost cried when i first saw this story covered on ESPN. he really showed that no matter what set backs you have in life if you work hard you will overcome.

MattL5 said...

I like the artice about the kid who has autism and scored 20 points in 4 minutes. I think that is pretty incredible and a great story because he is a manager that was a big motivator for the team and the coach put him in for the final 4 minutes of a game and he prevailed.

chriso5 said...

The article about the kid with autism who played basketball was cool. I remember seeing him on ESPN when that happened. The article on the Vines lead singer was crazy. It was cool to see how somebody with a disability was able to be so successful.

MatthewH7 said...

I saw the first article story on espn last year and have always thought it was a great story. The example he gave of how that story would not even be believed in a hollywood setting really shows how special the story and that moment was for that whole school. The second story shows how damaging social disorders can be to people with a lot of talent.

gordonw7 said...

I saw the first story on ESPN a few months ago and it was good. It was pretty cool how a guy like that can have that kind of success. That's true how unlikely it is that it would happen in real life. The second story was good also.

Raineswel7 said...

The stories about these children who are set back by uncontrolable disease are heart throbing. However, I find it amazing that these kids with tremendous setbacks can still succeed. It is great to see them act as if nothing were the matter. These kids will try their hardest no matter the odds. They are forced by default to live everyday as if it were the last. This is a great thing to see that even special children have a chance to live normally.

MeredithA3 said...

I loved the interview with Mark Haddon. He is such an amazing writer and how he developed the character Christopher was amazing. I thought it was really interesting that he developed the plot before he even thought of the characters within the story. I also think it is interesting that he wanted Christopher to be interested in math, puzzles, and mysteries. I also found it interesting that the book was not made for children to read. It was designed to be for adults, but i think that children deal with the book in a different way then adults do. Teens and children can relate to Christopher since he is around the same age. Even though it was written for adults, in my opinion, it was written even better for young adults.

AllieB1 said...

I really liked the article about the boy with autism who was the basketball team manager. I think that it is great that he was able to be a part of a team. Not only did he get to play but he was able to score. It is exciting that he hit so many 3-point shots in only 4 minutes.

Baileym1 said...

I liked the second article about the Strokes. I thought it was weird that he was diagnosed so late. I'm sure that most people looked at his odd behavior as one of a rock n roll stars, but unfortunately it was aspergers. It’s sad that he’s so talented but being a rocker is one of the worst occupations for his condition, with the constant traveling.

TylerMo1 said...

I really loved the original article. It was very moving to read that story. I remember first seeing it on ESPN and being really touched. It is really cool to see someone with a disability like that who is able to overcome and do what they love to do.