“Whirligig,” by Paul Fleischman

Book Cover of Whirligig by Paul Fleischman“Whirligig,” by Paul Fleischman is a powerful novel about the complex interactions that spring from a single tragic event.

The main character is sixteen-year-old Brent Bishop, a young man who is desperate to fit in with the other kids at his school. His life completely changes however, when his drunk driving results in an accident that takes the life of another young person, 18 year old Lea Zamora. When he is charged with drunk driving and manslaughter Brent comes to realize the full implication of his actions. As part of restitution Brent must carry out a rather unusual request that Lea’s mother makes of him:

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Review of "Whirlgig" by Paul Fleischman



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Inkweaver Review 2008-05-06T09:50:00-05:00

15 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

heather (errantdreams) said...

What an absolutely beautiful and unusual concept for a book!

NathanKP said...

Thank you for commenting!

I really like books that show how one person's action can effect other people.

NathanKP

Anonymous said...

this book was kind of confusing at first, but it wasn't bad

Anonymous said...

this book was long boring and gay omg and i had to do a stupid project on it o my god okay seriously it should of had more interesting things in it ovverall i absoulutley hatted ittttttttttttt

NathanKP said...

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't like it.

Nathan

Kait said...

This book was confusing at first, but I finally realized the beautiful meaning of the words. What you do will always influence others, and whether it's positive or negative- that's up to you. It was a great read, and I would read it again.

NathanKP said...

Thanks for the positive feedback Kait. I'm glad that you got the same response that I did. I feel that "Whirligig" is a very meaningful book, and the more you stop the think about it, the better it gets.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Nathan

Anonymous said...

hey i have to answer some questions about the book but I lost it. in chapter 6, Bellevue, Washington what does tony ask for his brithday? what does he receive instead?

Anonymous said...

That book was an abomination

Anonymous said...

Can some one Email me what happens starting at Bellevue washington I have to take notes on it for a project but Los the bOok from there ratka15@yahoo.con is my email helps appreciated thanks

Anonymous said...

THIS BOOK WAS SOOOO ANNOYING!!

Anonymous said...

JUST KIDDING IT WAS PRETTY good I GUESS

Anonymous said...

really bad. stupid concept, and very unrealistic. I had to read it for school. I CAN'T WAIT TIL IT'S DONE!

Anonymous said...

I did not like this book at all... We had to read it in class as a "book circle" project my classmates agreed with me, but I would recomend it to others... That was just our opiniion.

Anonymous said...

Pretty good(: