Tara Herpecheveux, whose head is covered with glowing, golden, dreadlock-like curls of hair, wants Parker to introduce her to kids all over. About 4 chapters later Parker noticed that his dreadlock was twitching and had a Shusterman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Tara Russell. Updated 22 February Transcript. Book and Beyond. Tara Russell. Period 3. Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman.
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Oct 10, Josiah rated it liked it. And, since I finished this in one morning, it’s clearly the sort of book that catches you and makes you want to keep reading. So subtle with the foreshadowing, yet a slam dunk! At least they think it is a family. Shusterman has his work cut out for us to see him as sympathetic. God bless Neal Shusterman. No thought was given to why they felt comfortable in the third bed. As Parker gets more and more entangled in the strangeness that is Tara, he begins to notice the ever-increasing weird behavior of the students in his school.
May 10, Amanda rated it really liked it. The book starts out making Parker completely unrelatable– he’s a rich kid bored with life and feeling sorry for himself because he has everything he wants–but it doesn’t take long for the reader to connect with him shusterma. I feel as if I’m always saying this dredalocks my reviews of Neal Shusterman’s books, but I can’t think of another contemporary author who hits the mark so resoundingly time after time, coming up with stories that mix powerful philosophy, gripping suspense, painfully real characters and shocking twists to an effect that I have rarely, if ever, seen from anyone else.
Jun 21, JaeRavenClaw rated it really liked it Shelves: He’s not even living a life uncomfortable. In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer.
Still, he finished it in a day. What more could you shusteramn Except the random statue maker person, who maybe will turn into Pygmalion in the next book.
Review: Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman
Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers — such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas. Also in Dark Fusion.
It really disappointed me. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Nov 08, Rick Riordan rated it it was amazing. So, this is an incredibly quick read.
Dread Locks (Dark Fusion, #1) by Neal Shusterman
They shustefman less interested in life and develop strange quirks. Neither myth is followed literally, although there are a few moments when Goldilocks is closer than I’d like.
Tara has long, tight curls and an intense personality that draws others to her. Your email address will not be published. I was waiting for the next book in another series that Shusterman wrote to get here from Amazon, and this one is short so I read it, and loved it! Fifteen year old Parker Baer lives in a huge house filled with everything he could ever have dreamed of having.
For his birthday he gets a statue of himself from his parents, and better yet a motorbike from his brother. I really need the rest of this series! Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The plot twists and turns move the story toward an unexpected end.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Sep 03, Sandra Strange rated it it was ok Shelves: We want what we want when we want it, and we always want it now. Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman.
Young Adult, Greek mythology, fairy tale, horror Summary and Analysis: I won’t mention the myth as that would be spoiler-y, but Dreadlocks was creative and I’ll probably pick up another Dark Fusion read. Actually better references to Goldilocks and the Three Bears The Goldilocks segments are limited to a superiority complex that led to a character justification for breaking and entering.
What he did at the end had me howling in frustration. Then some of the parts were just so slow it took me a while just to read them. Then to top it all o I think that this book had a good concept, but for me it just didn’t follow through in the ‘interesting’ category.