Quote 8When I was little, I thought Christmas was little more than beer bottles and fights. Fists plow into my kidneys, nose, split my lips.
Filthy and hungry, they turn to drugs to dull their pain; prostitution and theft to earn money to eat. Without a penny, Dylan must do everything possible to survive, and convince himself that what he is doing is right and needed, and convinced himself that he can do it.
A cop car slows beside me, a window rolls down and a head sticks out. Surrounding me, Lurch and the four Bandana Kids. Theories of Relativity Published in France, the US and Canada Thrown out of the house by his mother, sixteen year old Dylan is living on the streets, trying to find his place in a dark, painful and complicated world.
You will need them. Like s sumaiyah98 May 22, Theories of relativity was an extremely addicting book. My Statement 4What is a home, Is it somewhere you live, or somewhere you want to be.
The plot covers the lives of teens living on the street: Definitely school friendly - cleaned up just enough to be useful as a class study; not so cleaned up to make it dull.
This explains the severity of life for Dylan even before his homeless life that influenced him at home eventually led to him being homeless. This book showed many examples of not only external but internal conflict as well. I turn away and there they are. He knows no one can take his theories away, like how every fourth person gives him some money, or how no one does anything without wanting something in return, or how you can never really trust anyone.
In the end, it makes the reader think. A good quick read. I feel a tug at my arms and I realize they are after my backpack. Voices shout, fade, and my pack is gone. Being in the YA section, it was an easy read and went by fast-too fast. Another blow catches me on the back of the neck and agony explodes in my head as I go down.
I empathized with Dylan and his thoughts and experiences and I loved the plot and realism in this novel. Social services, schools and government agencies fail them. Nov 02, Jason "Book Sniper" rated it really liked it Recommends it for: An epiphany happens for Dylan toward the end of the book whereby Dylan "meets" Einstein and discovers the strength to make some changes for himself.Homeless youth; living on the street for four week; Single mother, two younger brothers.
Kicked out of home to make way for new father. Bad relationship with his mother.
Good relationship with his younger brothers. Not very clean due to homelessness.
Best possession is a backpack. Insecure yet bold, sensitive, cautious and wary. "Theories of Relativity" by Barbara Haworth-Attard isn't an easy book to review.
Maybe because it isn't easy to read. It's brilliantly written, the characters are fleshed-out and real, the story realistic to a painful degree.
And that's what makes reading it hard. There isn't any sunshine and happiness in the story/5(). Mar 01, · This book touches the subject of the homeless.
Be thankful for what you have. Author's Notes (:Barbara Haworth-Attard) mint-body.com Theories of Relativity Published in France, the US and Canada Thrown out of the house by his mother, sixteen year old Dylan is living on the streets, trying to find his place in a.
Before I read Theories of Relativity, my favourite Haworth Attard novel was Home Child, which in my opinion is a classic right up there with Anne of Green Gables. However, now that I've read Theories of Relativity, I am blown away by her talent and I have a new favourite.
Barbara Haworth-Attard is a native of Elmira, Ontario, presently residing in London, Ontario with her family. June saw the publication of her first junior novel, Dark of the Moon/5().Download