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by Chris Lynch

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Chris Lynch
ISBN: 0060281774
ISBN13: 978-0060281779
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1St Edition edition (March 1, 2001)
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The book Freewill by Chris Lynch was about this teenage boy who seems to be a loner with a somewhat traumatic background. He lives with his grandparents and goes this school for certain kinds of people.

The book Freewill by Chris Lynch was about this teenage boy who seems to be a loner with a somewhat traumatic background. Lynch is very vague throughout the book. Although that characteristic makes you want to read on, it gets slightly aggrivating because there are so many blanks and question marks throughout the book

Strikingly, the story is told in second person.

Strikingly, the story is told in second person. The voice is in the mind of Will, a boy who is moving in stunned bewilderment through a life leeched of meaning by the death of his father and stepmother in what may have been a suicide and murder.

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FREEWILL LB. Chris Lynch. This book would be great for an honors high school course, but also good for juniors and seniors who are mature enough to discuss issues like suicide and mental health

FREEWILL LB. This book would be great for an honors high school course, but also good for juniors and seniors who are mature enough to discuss issues like suicide and mental health. At times it is abstract in the way it is written (main character's stream of consciousness), but overall a quick read.

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Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Freewill. If so, then you should feel right at home while reading Freewill by Chris Lynch. It helps middle and high school students understand Chris Lynch's literary masterpiece. Because our narrator, seventeen-year-old Will, takes depression pretty much to its limits.

Why are you here? Will was destined to be a pilot, to skim above surfaces.

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor-winning novel. Will was destined to be a pilot, to skim above surfaces. So why is he in wood shop class?

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor-winning novel. So why is he in wood shop class? He doesn't know-or maybe he just doesn't want to admit the truth. When local teens begin committing suicide, their deaths all have one thing in common: beautifully carved wooden tributes that appear just after or before their bodies are found. Will's afraid he knows who's responsible

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor–winning novel.

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor–winning novel  .

Like the other kids in the wood shop class at his new school, Will finds himself oddly compelled to make wooden totems, yet when he discovers that these creations pop up before and after the suicide of many kids in town, Will wonders what weird forces have a hold of him.
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Aiata
The writing grabbed my attention immediately. As the reader, we are listening in on a character who has this voice talking to him...all...of...the...time. Gripping for the first ten pages or so, but excruciating and exhausting before you get even halfway through the story. (A story which is very well hidden behind the incessant talking and questioning of "the voice.") Did I mention the exhausting part?

This is Not a quick read. Were you looking for a quick read, dear reader? Were you? Is that what you need? Things to be quick? Because that what books can be, can't they? Quick. But why call them "reads," anyway? Aren't they really books? Isn't it strange how people call things what they aren't? Can you even ponder that, reader? Is it worth pondering? Why? Why even ask? Does asking . . .

(No kidding. That's what the book is like from start to finish.)
watching to future
Will has had some problems in his life. His parents are dead. Actually, his father drove off of a bridge with his stepmother in the car, and both of them were killed. Will isn't sure it was completely an accident. Will's grandparents take him in and try to help him cope with these deaths, which he doesn't do very well. He eventually is enrolled in a school program mainly consisting of wood shop classes. Instead of working toward his dream of becoming a pilot, Will spends hours making gnomes, furniture, and then, finally, wooden totems with no apparent purpose.

Then, when a student is found dead of what seems like a suicide, one of Will's wooden totems shows up at the scene. Then it happens a second time. Will is confused about who would place his totems at these places. Then a totem shows up before a person is found dead, and Will starts thinking that perhaps he in some strange way is causing these deaths.

Will is suddenly in the middle of turmoil. A newspaper interview in which he tries to explain his thoughts goes all wrong. Will's grandparents are growing increasingly worried about him. Some students at school are thinking Will is some sort of prophet and they want to be his followers--but they get angry when Will doesn't give them what they want. The girl Will likes may be in danger. Can he pull himself out of this mess and put his life back in order?

I liked the character of Angela. I thought she was interesting and mysterious. I also ended up liking the narration style, although at first it was difficult for me to get used to it. It took me awhile to learn when Will was just talking inside of his head and when he was having conversations with other people. Once I got used to it, though, the flow was pretty good. I kept wishing that Will would not be such a jerk to his grandparents, though, and that they could develop a somewhat stable family. I found the whole thing about the suicides and the totems was confusing, and I wished I could have seen some things from a point of view other than Will's. I didn't always trust him as a narrator.
Perius
This book is confusing. You may shake your head more than once throughout as you wonder what you may have missed. But, unlike the only other review that is currently posted, I intend to say positive things about the book.
1. Will's descriptions of what it feels like to be an outcast are wonderful. I speak to you as someone who was formerly known as invisiblegirl, so I know what Will was saying. And the way he said it, it was beyond merely true. True isn't a strong enough word. I felt what Will was saying when he said, "People are nearby, in front of your face or working shoulder to shoulder or whatever it is, but they are never ever really with you, are they? Nearby, that's the best they can ever be."
2. The book moves quickly which may feed to the confusion, but the story has a slow feel to it. You are inside Will's mind, the mind of a disturbed young man. There is a certain slowness that comes across in Will's thoughts that counteracts the fast pace of the book. The result is that the reader is able to get to know Will through the inner dialogue, his voices if you will. I feel that this "experiment" of the second person was well done. It accomplished what it set out to do, in my mind anyway.
3. This isn't your standard book, but it is worth the read if you choose not to be put off by the fact that the events of the novel are not really all that important. It may sound like they are when you're describing to book: 'a series of teen suicides leaves a young man wondering if he caused their deaths unknowingly.' Sounds like some kinds of a psychological thriller, doesn't it? It isn't. It is psychological all right, but not a thriller by any means. This book is an opportunity to really get inside a characters head, in a way that few other books allow.
I suggest you read it and decide how well you know yourself.
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