|Plot Summary of A Shining Season|
|"John Baker is a well known runner. Tiny as he might be he sure can run. He has beaten many well known runners in Albuquerque. John plans to marryhis love.
One day while trying to beat the 4 minute race he falls to the ground in pain. John goes to the doctor to see what is the matter with him and quickly finds out that he has testicle cancer.
John soon begins to make changes for himself first he calls off his marrage and leaves his love not knowing anything about his cancer. John begins to teach children who aren't very talented how to succeed in sports and how to do good in school as well as helping out. John makes some children at the school where he works be his assistent coaches and helps many of them have confidence in themselves. John helps hundreds of students. Then John starts to weaken. John knows his time is coming and in his last days he is telling his students to remember him and to never give up. John was more worried about his students then he was of his own death at hand.
After 18 months of fighting this cancer, John dies happily knowing that he'd done something for the world.
Mykayla, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Shining Season|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Life of a profession:
- athlete, professional
Kind of sport:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Battle with a psychiatrist
- physical disability
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- rotating 1st
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