Responsible

by

Darlene Ryan

The author - Darlene Ryan

Young Adult novelist

Lives in Canada, with a husband and a daughter.

 

​Started Writing when she kept a journal of her daughter´s adoption and published her first book is called

"A Mother's Adoption Journey"

in 2001

Plot - Storyline

 

Kevin Frasier is in a new high school—his fourth so far. When he falls in with Nick and his friends, Kevin ends up going along as they bully and threaten their way through the school. Then Nick starts tormenting Erin. When she stands up to him the harassment takes a dangerous turn and Kevin is forced to be responsible for his choices.

 

 

Kevin

"The narrator"

Erin

"Stands up for herself"

Nick and his gang

"Bullies"

Our main characters

Themes

Teen bullying, Standing up for yourself

Being responsible for your actions

​Doing the right thing

Kevin's dad and his job situation

 

Adults in school - are they part of the solution or part of the problem?

 

​What kind of person is Erin - what gives her the bravery to stand up for herself?

Vocabulary - Chapter 1

Nudge = knuff

Jeez = Jösses

Supply teacher = vikarie

self-esteem = självförtroende

Squat = ingenting (huka)

Plumbing = rörmokeri

Laborer = arbetare

Bugged = störde, besvärade

Kindergarten = dagis

Janitor = vaktmästare

Vocabulary - Chapter 2

Trunk = trädstam

Grungy = äcklig

Tiles = kakel

Hauled = hala ned

Rodent = gnagare

Jerked = ryckte till

Hurled = kastade

Snickers = fnitter

Toadies = smilfink, följeslagare

Knobby = knölig

Crimson = mörkröd, karmosinröd

Vocabulary - Chapter 3

Detention = Kvarsittning

Limbs = lemmar, armar och ben

To make a big production = överdriva

Dodgeball = Spökboll

Mocking = driva med

Punks = Slynglar

Gravel = grus

Stalked away = stövlade iväg

Hunched = hopdragna

 

Vocabulary - Chapter 4

Ginger = Rödhårig (katt)

Slugged = slå

Lace = Spets

Slip = Negligee

Swipe = sno, stjäla

Cordless drill = Sladdlös borrmaskin

Air nailer = Spikpistol

Trunk = bagagelucka

Gulp = munfull

Foam = Skum

 

Vocabulary - chapter 5

Drool - dregel

Staggered - stappla

Reward - belöning

Bolt - störta fram som en blixt

Mooch - snyltare

Menacing - hotfull

Twerpy -  töntig

Score - Bingo

Whine - gnälla

 

 

Vocabulary - chapter 6

Prickle - Sticka

Rough - våldsam

Mimicking - härma

Off-ramp - Avfart

Stiffened - stelnade till

Rent due - hyran ska betalas

Rinky-dink = liten, betydelselös

Shrugged - rycka på axlarna

Moron - idioter

Slumped - sjunka ihop

 

 

Vocabulary -  chapter 7

 

stale -avslagna, gamla

clearing - glänta

cedars - cederträd

alders - alar

coveralls - heltäckande overaller

disposable - engångs-

voice distortion box - röstförvrängare

braid - fläta

welt - kant, rand

smirk - hånflin

slosh - skvimpa, slaska

Vocabulary - chapter 8

 

elaborate - detaljerad, uttänkt

heaved - häva

makeshift - provisorisk

 

Vocabulary - chapter 9

 

stretcher - bår

assaulted - angrepp, attack, överfall

ophthalmologist - ögonspecialist

Vocabulary - chapter 10

 

Kink - knut

Distorted - förvrängd

Notches - hack, skåra

Whirl - snurra

 

Vocabulary - chapter 11

 

inclining - luta

hassle - besvär

 

Vocabulary - chapter 12 and 13

 

Swarmed - svärma, vimla, omringa

Tattletales - skvalllerbytta

Hock - pantsätta

 

 

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