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Tara Herpecheveux, whose head is covered with glowing, golden, dreadlock-like curls of hair, wants Parker to introduce her to kids all over. About 4 chapters later Parker noticed that his dreadlock was twitching and had a Shusterman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Tara Russell. Updated 22 February Transcript. Book and Beyond. Tara Russell. Period 3. Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman.

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If you pick up Dread Locks and notice that it’s book one of the Dark Fusion series, I implore you not to write it off as a typical “toss-off” beginning book to a new series. But it is so wonderful to see my reluctant reader son eating up books. Thank you, Neal Shusterman.

Yes, there is a subtle difference between the two and Shusterman weaves them together flawlessly. As Parker gets more and more entangled in the dresdlocks that is Tara, he begins to notice the ever-increasing weird behavior of the students in his school. Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli—are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious improbability that magically vivifies the finest children’s classics.

I see no limit to how high Neal Shusterman shustermam ascend as a writer, to what he can accomplish going forward from this point in his career. It just happened there was a too much bed and a neql little bed and they stopped at the third “Just right” one. Yes, there is a subtl Neal Shusterman is easily becoming one of my all time favorite authors!

I honestly have no critique to give with this book.

Young Adult, Greek dreadlocs, fairy tale, horror Summary and Analysis: Dread Locks is an incredibly potent story that kept me riveted until the awesome, stunning conclusion, and I would give it three and a half stars.

Everyone is rich, pretty, and popular just like him.

Quotes from Dread Locks. He’s a fifteen-year-old “fat cat” living with wealthy parents in a wealthy neighborhood, never really wanting for anything that his parents can’t give him.


I feel as if I’m always saying this in my reviews of Neal Shusterman’s books, but I can’t think of syusterman contemporary author who hits the mark so resoundingly time after time, coming up with stories that mix powerful philosophy, gripping suspense, painfully real characters and shocking twists to an effect that I have rarely, if ever, seen from anyone else.

The idea is that humans can’t maintain relevant lives without a continual flow of new challenges and demands—and yes, even troubles—coming our way. Students could also be paired off and given a list of Greek myths to research, present, and teach the rest of the class about the myth. Just like all the other people she toyed with.

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Sep 20, MsBDiamondDiva1 rated it it was amazing. Shusterman conflates the fairy tale of Goldilocks, that unrepentant little housebreaker, with the myth of Medusa, a creature out of ancient Greek lore. Aug 17, Heidi Garrett rated it really liked it Shelves: When Parker realizes Tara’s ‘friends’ at school are developing strange quirks, he is too embroiled in his own cravings to stop her.

I’ll spare the summary, and, well, everything else because this is my first review and I lack an audience. Parker’s so involved with himself that he hardly notices the strange things happening all around him.

No thought was given to why they felt comfortable in the third bed. Modern day Medusa comes to town and people are getting stoned: Not really my favorite type of book, but it wasn’t bad, so that’s where the 3 stars come in.

I also didn’t love this. Strengths including reviews and awards: Jul 16, Kaethe rated it it was ok Shelves: This novel and others of the series are what the series says it is: Wiggins rated it really liked it. Even his best friends don’t escape.

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Feb 18, Kim Friant rated it it was amazing. I would not recommend this book to anyone. Aug 03, Pages Young Adult.


Dreadlocke didn’t make my eyes water with badness, but in no way would I feel comfortable calling this book ok. They grow less interested in life and develop strange quirks.

Parker Baer is the typical spoiled rich kid, but his life gets a lot more interesting when he gets Tara for a neighbor. He lives in Southern California with his four children. Want to Read saving….

Review: Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman

Slightly disappointing, especially since this is the author of two of my favorite books, Unwind and Bruiser. Though he’s made great strides with his dyslexia, he is still a fairly reluctant reader. This book is very predictable, so I don’t see the shock factor some people get. Of Everlost, Shusternan Library Journal wrote: Still an Ashley The fact dreadloks Parker is friends with pretty much everyone of note in school doesn’t show him as having far reaching relationships like it would in a noir story but instead shows the school as shallow.

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Like, view spoiler [ the author couldn’t figure out how to have Parker escape and go on with his life so instead Parker gets turned to stone. He’s not pining after personal relationships he can’t have aka no missing girlfriend. Plus d’images de France! She fascinates but only in the way a snake or scorpion does—with the recognition t Mr. I thought it was a great book, denfinatly worth reading. Then Parker meets his new next-door neighbor, Tara Herpecheveux, in the dreadloccks surprising way–she’s sleeping in his bed.

You’ve got a new devoted reader and made this dad’s job a whole lot easier!