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February 9, 2009

Chance vs. Melissa

Filed under: Runner — pkj11 @ 3:34 pm
!!!!!!!In The Blue Corner Chance, And In The Pink Corner Melissa, Lets Get Ready To Rumble!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!In The Blue Corner Chance, And In The Pink Corner Melissa, Lets Get Ready To Rumble!!!!!!!

Somehow and someway, we all grow up. No matter how weird or stupid or funny we act as kids or teenagers, we all grow up eventually and turn into adults. Certain events our in each of our lives that cause us to turn on the light bulb and say, heh its time to grow up. Whether its a move to a new town, whether its going from having it good to going poor, or to having a death in the family, something of the sort happens to us that gets our attention.

In the book Runner, Chance and Melissa, our two main characters have events happen to them that cause them to them which cause them to grow up, but each in a different way, seeing they both come from different backgrounds, or different lifestyles of family. Chance lives on a boat, has an alcoholic dad with no job, and has to live off barely any food, and he already has a job. Melissa on the other hand, she has a dad who is rich and has a job, she probably has enough food to last her a lifetime, and she could never find a job and still make it good because her family has it so good.

Chances changes occur with the events that have happened in his life so far. Based on the facts that he lives on a  boat and he barely has enough food to live on, it dawns on him to get a job. The fact he would not accept Melissa’s help for money, even though their dad’s are best friends, an adult probably would not want the help, he/she would probably be stuborn and tell them they will deal with the problem themselves, like Chance did with Melissa. A normal teenager however would have taken the help no questions asked.

Melissa as she matures I think she relizes that the world dosen’t revolve around her kind of people, the rich. Which is why she takes sympathy for all the people overseas at the war, thus during the Brent Miller discussion in the beginning of the book. She also agreed with Chance when it came to the discussion on the poor people busted their butts and taking all the heat for this country, instead of the rich taking more hits, the fact that its always the poor that are in trouble. She offered Chance assistance with his financial problems because of the situation that he is in. I believe that she is beginning to relize that just because she is rich, she doesn’t ahve to have the attitude of a snob, that she can help others less fortuanate than her. We will see how they both turn out as the book goes on.

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1 Comment »

  1. Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes

    Comment by Tom Humes — February 9, 2009 @ 4:11 pm


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