Acceleration By Graham Mc Namee Essay

1313 words - 5 pages

Acceleration by Graham McNamee

* Duncan, Vinny, and Wayne are all friends working - or wasting time - the summer before senior year in high school. Duncan is the soul, Vinny the brains, and Wayne the muscle. At the end of the previous summer, Duncan tried to save a drowning girl and failed. Not being a hero has really affected his life, particularly his relationship with his girlfriend Kim. Also, he is now terrified of swimming, especially when the nightmares come back. Duncan's summer job is with the public transit lost and found. While trying to make the hours go faster, Duncan looks through the items, especially the books and golf clubs. One day he discovers an unmarked journal with no name, which depicts sadistic animal torture experiments, boasts of arson fires, and the planning for the serial killings of three women. Duncan decides to make amends for his failure last summer by tracking down the owner of the journal by using clues left hidden in the diary. After talking with his friend Vinny, Duncan decides to turn the journal over to the police, but they do not take him seriously, so he decides to get help from Vinny, do some research at the local library, and find out where the killer works and lives so they can prove to the police the diary is for real. But in the process when Duncan finds the house of the serial killer, he decides to take a look in it but unfortunately at that very time the serial killer appears and chases Duncan to the subway station. They get into fight there and they both fell on the subway tracks in the station where they get hit by the train. Duncan luckily survives but the serial killer dies.

2. Explain how a character in the book changed or is starting to change in the part you are reading?

* Last summer, Duncan was caught stealing a toilet with his friend Wayne. So his father told him to work community in the lost and found department of the subway station to teach him a lesson about life. At work he discovered some serial killer's diary who was slowly accelerating from smaller crimes to bigger crimes. He finds out that the serial killer has been stalking three women and is after to kill them. At first he didn't care what the serial killer wanted to do and so he decided to hand in the journal to the police, but seeing the disinterest that the cops showed him, he realized that he is playing with the life of someone and that the life of that victim is in hands, he decides to put a stop on it. He becomes responsible of his actions and understands the realities of the life. Also after working in lost and found department he became more mature and understood that the life is just not about having fun and do whatever you want, to get a good career a person have to work hard and follow the proper disciplines in the life.

3. How did author create suspense?

* The author creates suspense by starting with the slow beginning and then making the story faster and more attention-grabbing. The author cleverly...

Find Another Essay On Acceleration by Graham McNamee

The influence Of Alexander Graham Bell

829 words - 4 pages Alexander Graham Bell the son of Alexander Melville Bell, and Eliza Grace was born on march 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Alexander was born with two brothers Edward Charles Bell and Melville James Bell. Both Edward and Melville died from tuberculosis. As a child Alexander was home schooled by his father. He enrolled at Royal High School. At age 15 he completed his courses and left RHS. After leaving the school he went to live with his

Prevalence, Causes and Impacts of Global Warming

2752 words - 12 pages happening much more rapidly than ever (Graham 2010: 8-46). The Earth’s average surface temperatures have risen almost by 0.80°C over the last 100 years (Graham 2010: 8-46). Global sea levels have risen by almost 7 inches (17 centimeters) (Graham 2010: 8-46). The rate of rise in average temperature and sea levels in the last half of the century was double to that of the entire 20th century (Graham 2010: 8-46). The majority of the warming and rise in

Biography of Isaac Newton

2501 words - 11 pages . Untapped joy due to the fact that the source was merely a premature newborn by the name of Isaac Newton. The world did not know of the knowledge that they would obtain, the immense contribution to math and science he would give, but they got a huge present that Christmas day in Woolsthorpe. Biography Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in Woolsthorpe, a small town near Grantham in Lincolnshire. He was fatherless and his mother casted him

Childhood and Teenager Obesity

1965 words - 8 pages is, for some kids, the only meal they acquire during the day and foods that aren't necessarily “healthy” or high in fats and sugars can lead to obesity in children in school systems in Virginia. According to an article by Karen Graham, “There are about 55 million children enrolled in schools across the country and about one-half of all middle and high schools offer sugary drinks and less than healthy foods in the cafeteria. These non healthy

The Unearthing of Palladium

1530 words - 7 pages Malleable, Ductile, Resistant to Corrosion Figure 1. Properties of Palladium Palladium secured itself as an element necessary for the continuation of present day lifestyles beginning in the 1950s and reaching an apex in the 1970s when its properties were applied to an area of science known as catalysis. Catalysis, by definition, is the acceleration of a chemical reaction by a catalyst – a substance that possesses the ability to increase a

Palladium: An Element That Changed The Modern Era

1515 words - 7 pages Malleable, Ductile, Resistant to Corrosion Figure 1. Properties of Palladium Palladium secured itself as an element necessary for the continuation of present day lifestyles beginning in the 1950s and reaching an apex in the 1970s when its properties were applied to an area of science known as catalysis. Catalysis, by definition, is the acceleration of a chemical reaction by a catalyst – a substance that possesses the ability to increase a

Water Pollution in America

2952 words - 12 pages affected. In addition to low pH, acidification releases elements such as aluminum and manganese into the waterway from sources in soil and bottom sediments. These are also detrimental to organisms. (Water pollution) Another effect of water pollution is the acceleration of the eutrophication processes of waters. Eutrophication is the aging of a lake by biological enrichment of its water. In a young lake the water is cold and clear, supporting

Have Mobile Phones Improved Communication?

1996 words - 8 pages . Calvert, May 2004). The first telephone was invented in 1878 by Alexander Graham Bell. He experimented with a ‘phonautograph’, it is a machine shaped like a pen that can draw shapes of sound waves on smoked glass by tracing vibrations. On June 21, 1890, Bell and his assistant Charles Sumner invented a wireless telephone, named a photo phone. This photo phone allowed the transmission of both sound and human conversations on a beam of light (Jones

Tripart Convergence

3485 words - 14 pages imagine. “Human” has no relevance when the body is gone, when physical need is diminished, when individuality is marked only by an intuitive sense of one another’s “colors,” or auras, if you will, and by the retention of one’s last bastion of autonomy: memory. John Locke insisted that continuous memory holds the key to the unified sense of self. I long ago adopted this philosophy in the hope, perhaps futile, of maintaining some form of sanity

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages the molar volume change resulting from state change (i.e liquid to solid) is minimal, phase equilibrium is independent of of pressure and depends only on composition and temperature. Therefore by studying a system at different temperatures and various compositions, it should be possible to observe and predict phase changes in that system. Methods: To complete the binary phase experiment, students first set up the experimental apparatus, which

Similar Essays

"Acceleration" By Graham Mc Namee Book Journals

1319 words - 5 pages last summer by tracking down the owner of the journal by using clues left hidden in the diary. After talking with his friend Vinny, Duncan decides to turn the journal over to the police, but they do not take him seriously, so he decides to get help from Vinny, do some research at the local library, and find out where the killer works and lives so they can prove to the police the diary is for real. But in the process when Duncan finds the house of

The Birth Of Mass Culture: The Rise Of The Radio In The 1920’s

2374 words - 9 pages country. Rudy Vallee, a famous singer recognized for his intimate style of music known as crooning, became the first mass-media star in the 1920’s (Taylor 437). Radio was the only form of media with the ability to create heroes among the public, as was seen with Charles Lindbergh after the live broadcast was aired of his return to the United States. Graham McNamee also played a role in the heightened interest in sports during the 1920’s. After

Biomechanics Of Golf Essay

1364 words - 5 pages Biomechanical Analysis2.1 Golfer 1- Andrea GrahamGolfer 1, Andrea Graham, fails to include all eight phases of her golfing drive (refer appendix D) thus minimising the acceleration in her downswing. This occurs because she does not provide optimal range of motion for the club to gain maximum possible velocity before impact. Graham's force summation and timing (Teachers notes: 2003) is also affecting her drive. In the backswing phase (refer

Comparing The Epistemologies Governing The First And Second Order Cybernetic Approaches

9588 words - 38 pages second-order cybernetic approach there is no objective reality that can be known with certainty (McNamee, 1992). The assumption that reality cannot exist independently of the observer and insomuch is created by the observer is an important one. Humberto Maturana said “We distinguish in language. What we don't distinguish doesn't happen to us.” (n.d). Gergen (1985) referred to “communal interchange” (p.266). Thus
Oldandyoung Gangbang | Swimming with Men | Breaking.Bad.S02.Complete.German.WS.DVDRiP.XviD-RSG