01 The Write Elements: The Juvie Three by *drumroll* Gordon Korman

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Juvie Three by *drumroll* Gordon Korman



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It's about the same wavelength as shipwreck, but the teens have gone to a halfway house courtesy of Healy, who's at this point sort of like their den mother. 

The rehabilitation they go through is definitely stifling, like having your head shrunk, but it has to happen of course - not just for the book, though I guessed right about their personalities.
But seriously it did get me thinking. Everyone ought to know the system, of Any country, isn't near perfect. In fact it may have as many holes as a Swiss though we see it we can't act on it. Where sometimes the good get into a bind and the bad somehow get off scot free (Enough about that, before I get into trouble.) 

Then comes characters like the cases Healy's decided to take on. According to him it was because they reminded him of himself.
However having them there (excuse the pun that's coming), couldn't have been worse for his memory. *whistles innocently*

 If you see the synopsis that's at the back of the paperback, Healy has lost his memories and now the three "delinquents", as everyone around them seems to see them, are actually free to do what they want. 

When I said I guessed right about how they are supposed to be as people, I was certainly spot on. I figured all the bravado and trying to be butch wasn't all that was to them. There was even a show for love interests for more than just one guy. 
Honestly the bit about Gecko's girl's uncle's job was so not a surprise. It actually brought more laughs than it intended. Duh moment has come *guffaw heh*

I realise a story then could only be taken so far and the way it unfolded till the jailbreak (just Had to use the word) was I suppose a build on suspense. Since technically what else can you do. Everyone will get suspicious eventually. Human nature *shrug* 

Ah yes, I have to say the way Healy lost his memories was ..something. But the way Gordon rounded back to the same moment was awesome. I think you can guess what happened there for the poor guy. 

Not too bad, especially for this kind of storyline. Emphasis: There was effort to really get an understanding in the characters', well, character. 

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