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I read this with my son for "a 7th grade literature "Assignment They Were Allowed To "they were allowed to their own book to read This title "7th grade literature assignment they were allowed to pick their own book to read This title on a list I found of good books for a 12 year old boy We both read it so that I could eep him motivated to finish the assignment by talking about the book as we went through it together This is a decent YA read and a good one for a 12 14 yr old boy who might not love to read There are some good life lessons about honesty empathy and courage Plus "The Major Parts Of A "major parts of a are relatively easy to identify Have you ever read a book we re you want to be in a persons shoes and you can t wait to see what happens next because the book Dunk by David Lubar is exactly that This book is so fun and exciting and always Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning keeps you on your feetThis book is about aid named Chad and Chad is a Charlestown Blues kid who once was walking the boardwalk and a bozo the people who sit in dunk tanks waiting to get dunked made a mean comment about chad Then chad wasn t happy so through balls at a target to put the bozo under water After that day Chad got inspired to be a bozo and happened to meet someone who is a bozo and she gave Chad some good advice Later in Chads life he got his change to fulfill his dreamDavid Lubar is a great author that wrote many different children s books that many people loved The way David describes his writing is fabulous The words in this book he uses are phenomenal And if I ever read another one of his books I m sure I will love itI would recommend this book to anyone who likes to get exited about books and wants to be in a characters shoes because this book is both of them This was a sweet little YA book that was on the books that won t make you blush list While I found the writing a bit telling at times a bit uneven I loved the subject matter and the setting the Jersey Shore and a boy who wants to be a Bozo in a dunk tank This book explores the nature of why we need to laugh and had a real sweetness to it a hopefulness something else I think we need as a readers Gonna have to do yet another adjective review Sorry This is sweet and cuteAnd intensePoignantAnd funny Original creativeThe characters are lovable even Jason s mom but maybe not a certain cop and a certain teacherMostly it s believable but it sinda a bit like a fairy tale tooAnd I read it in one night because it was one of my tossturn nights AND because it was truly engagingLubar is brilliant writes for reluctant readers but doesn t dumb down to them at all and so the rest of us can enjoy his stories too I will Charlestown Blues: Selected Poems, a Bilingual Edition keep reading him and I recommend you do too Picked this book up after glancing through a few pages It is the end of summer and the beginning of fair season so was interested in the setting of this book The setting is an eastern boardwalk The main character is a teenage boy living through one of his last summer s as aid A typical ya bookboy his friends teenage drama and of course a girl However this was a well written book so the typical story didn t really bother me It was written in a simpler time Before cell phones and computers A plus to this book was finding out my oldest son had read it when he was in middle school To read passages that he had read was a nice connection to the bookVery enjoyable read 13 August 2002 DUNK by David Lubar Clarion September 2002 It s got to be the worst job in the world Uh uh Corey said There are lots worse I had an uncle who was a tester for insect repellent They d spray his arms with different formulas and then he d stick them in a tank full of mosuitoes That s nothing Jason said Back in New York a couple of the older Building the South Side kids Inew made money selling their blood You re only supposed to sell some every. To the Bozo the clown who sits inside the cage above the dunk tank everyone is a mark Once he has zeroed in on his victim the Bozo comes up with the perfect wisecrack something funny enough to make people stop and listen and cruel enough to hook the mark Now the mark is bent on revenge and he'll buy however many balls he needs to hit Dunk Author David LubarPend a large chunk of their waking hours at work But we also watch so many adults around us even highly educated ones struggle to find work that they are good at that fulfills them and that pays enough to allow them to do it You ll be working your whole life once you get out of school Mom said I want you to enjoy yourself while you can Maybe next summer you can get a job But Mom took a step closer Look at me Chad I m thirty two and I could pass for forty That s what hard work will do to you DUNK takes place over a summer at a resort town on the Jersey shore At the start of the summer a local id Chad becomes instantly fascinated by a Bozo in a dunk tank The Bozo s job "is to sufficiently offend the marks passing by "to sufficiently offend the marks passing by the boardwalk so that they ll pay two bucks to take three shots at hitting the target and dunking him Nearly all of Chad s friends work summers or after school and work is a big issue between him and his mom as well as the reason for Chad s attitude about his long absent dad In fact Chad has a wealth of attitude banging heads with the local police a friend s parents and the Bozo in the tankThat Bozo in the dunk tank is also at the center of the book s exploration of humor humor as the best medicine and good humor versus bad humor This is an interesting perspective that the author explores in light of all of the tolerance and name calling issues we are dealing with today Readers are also exposed to those classic big screen masters of the one liner to whom I was turned onto by a member of our high school crowdDUNK is a deeply personal narrative I found myself rooting for Chad who we now is far from being a model citizen but who transforms and gains insight through the events of that summerDavid Lubar has done a great job here DUNK will cause young adults to pause and think for a moment as the seat tips over and they plunge toward their own world of work in the twenty first centuryRichie Partington MLISRichie s Picks Have you ever read a book and felt like you wanted to be in their shoes If you are interested in a chill and relatable read this is the book for you I chose to rate dunk by david lubar 55 stars I absolutely loved it The book has a summer vibe and made me miss being at the beach due to the fact it is set at vibe and made me miss being at the beach due to the fact it is set at Jersey Shore This book is written in the perspective of a teenage boy who spends all his time on the Je Good YA read that stands out because of the uniue premise and driving force throughout the novel the dunk tank A id who wants to exercise power in his life by taking on the role of a Bozo Clown probably would never have thought of that concept It sounds comical and hard to sustain through would never have thought of that concept It sounds comical and hard to sustain through entire book but the details and wide world of the protagonist expand the story to make a satisfying read Gets a little didactic at the end and while at some points this does a solid job of expounding teenage woes at other times this felt like a PG version of teenagehood softened for younger readers But direct funny interesting Great character uirks and voices Enjoyed overall though not a remarkable read So Dunk is not another book about basketball nor is it about donutsWhat it is is a terrific book about a young man who aspires to be a clown in a dunking booth And some The world seems to be the clown and I m the mark always missing my throws to dunk it while simultaneously being insulted This book reminded me of that while also having nothing relatable to meAnyways this book tells of a struggle of a id looking for a summer job while avoiding letting his friends Cezanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture know who is behind the makeup Pfft look at this dude needing mask to be a joke I can do that easy Get on my level boiI rate this book a 55. Too He's determined to get a job playing the Bozo something henows he'd be good at Suddenly Chad finds himself thrown into a strange and twisted world where humor has far power than he ever imagined With a crackling plot and smart funny dialogue Dunk pulls readers along on a journey that exposes a universal truth We all need to laugh. Two weeks and you re not supposed to sell it at all if you re underage but they d go to a bunch of different places Yuck Mike said But that s if you re underage but they d go to a bunch of different places Yuck Mike said But that s a job is it I mean you don t do it all day long Maybe but it s still pretty rough by the third or fourth pint Jason said How about fixing clogged toilets Corey asked That can t be fun That s not so bad Mike told him It s not like you do it with your bare "Hands My Neighbor S "My neighbor s plumber He makes good money Now sitting in an office somewhere the same place all day every day that s got to suck Depends what you do Corey said I can spend the whole day on my computer No problem Basically working sucks Mike said That s why I m joining the army You Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape know exactly what s going to happen and they won t fire you if business gets slow No matter what you get your check and you get your meals He plopped back on his towel Agreed Corey said Working sucks I hoped they were wrong Two years of school and then I d be doing some sort of work Maybe I d really get to own an arcade Or maybe I d be the guy sticking his arm in a cloud of mosuitoes I didn t have a clue where I d end up It didn t seem like I had any control over that right now Or maybe ever And even after all these years of school I hadn t found anything I thought I d be good at Until nowThere are a number of important themes in DUNK by David Lubar but I was affected foremost by that of characters finding their places in the working world I remember being a young child and my father coming in the back door at daybreak in the midst of a blizzard after working a double shift in order to take advantage of lucrative overtime pay He was an oil burner serviceman in those days his late twenties before Mom persuaded him to start his own plumbing and contracting businesses Helping on the construction jobs as aid I was a front row spectator to my parents working long hours together in those years of booming growth on Long Island I also watched my little brother the hustler who was flinging Newsdays at ten and repairing cars before he could legally drive themWe all grow up with a variety of adults and young adults modeling what it is to go to work In addition to my parents I d listen to the stories from my grandfather such as how before becoming a buyer for Abraham Straus he d shoveled coal on the railroad during the Great Depression and to other relatives and I d hear about the working lives of neighbors and friends parents some of whom commuted for hours each day to jobs in New York CityThen there were all the grownups I came to now because I would always see them at their work I think back to the butcher who d reach over the counter and hand me a slice of bologna when I toddled behind Mom into the old shop with the sawdust on the floor There were my pediatricians and the ancient dentist the teachers and librarians the priests at church the milkman the guy who drove the ice cream truck the waiters who new my grandparents by name and the big Collections of Nothing kids who worked at the movies the supermarket and the burger places In fact I just reconnected with a close high school friend who used to work at I HOP in Commack A few of us would walk in there late Saturday night and Mike d fill us a paper garbage sack full of hot fries to go How did all of these working people influence my own pathways and attitudes concerning work We see ourselves as having choices and opportunities in our lifetimes than in previous eras when it comes to picking a career especially so for those not born as white males I remind myids and students freuently that diligence at school leads to having a greater number of those choices available to them when they arrive at that time where they ll He target and see the Bozo plunge into the water It's a game that fascinates Chad who lives on the Jersey shore where the boardwalk turns into an amusement park every summer He wishes he could shout at the world from the safety of a cage his dad ran out on him and his mom and now everyone seems convinced that Chad will wind up a loser. .