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    The story of the young shepherd boy named David, who defeated the warrior giant Goliath, with nothing more than his slingshot has become a symbol of how man, or in this case a boy, can achieve anything with faith and a great deal of will power. Here we compare two statues of the same boy, each telling a different part of David’s story. One depicts the boy moments after the battle and the other depicts David during pivotal moment of his life. Although both statutes have many features in common, there

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    Introduction The book “Radioactive Boy Scout” is a true story about a boy named David Hahn that attended a Michigan high school. His goal was to set out and build a fast breeder reactor in his garden shed. He educated himself in these things by reading popular mechanics and the golden book of chemistry experiments. Whatever he could not get from laboratory suppliers, universities, hospitals, and nuclear agencies, he made himself. David collected household smoke detectors and extracted americium-24

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    novel Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (2008) that shows life of his son’s struggling drug addiction through the eyes of a helpless father. This paper also expands on the notion of how substance abuse and addiction are represented per several factors – individual, social, cultural and economic, as well as what instances/occurrences may have played a significant role in the development of substance and alcohol addiction Nic, the individual at risk, the circumstances that may have led David to acknowledge

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    A Boy Named “It” By: David Pelzer The book A Boy Named “It” written by David Pelzer is full of suspense and tragic events. This book is about David’s life living with his alcoholic mother constantly abusing and beating him. David was always seen as a troublemaker when he was one of the sweetest kids. David’s chores became unreasonable and harsh as days went by. One of his mother’s chores included cleaning the bathroom with the door and vent closed with a bucket of ammonia and Clorox for hours.

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    The Lost Boy Book Review This book is based on true events about a boy named David Pelzer who lived in Daly City, California with his family. David Pelzer is a child taken into the foster care system at age twelve, though he had spent years being tortured and tormented by his mother. David is one of five sons and there's no real indication why he was singled out for his mother's attention. His mother only picks on him because he is little and weak, but not his brothers and she is a drunken mother

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    Introduction In the "Radioactive Boy Scout" the author tells us about David Hahn, a teenage boy who tries to build a homemade breeder nuclear reactor in 1994, at the age of 17. He was a scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and secretly conducted experiments in a backyard shed at his mother 's house in Clinton Township, Michigan. Even though the radioactivity given off by his reactor never reached a dangerous state, when he was stopped by the police for another reason they found materials in his vehicle

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    Addiction is a condition where an individual is characterized by compulsive engagements, despite the understanding of the ultimate consequence(s). Many individuals result in this fatal condition such as David Sheff’s son, whom David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy, a powerful nonfiction memoir. This memoir revolves around Sheff’s journey through his son’s addiction to methamphetamine to the point where he portrayed incorrigible. Sheff, a journalist, wrote this informative memoir to provide insights

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    Introduction In the memoir Beautiful Boy, by David Sheff, we get a glimpse of his son’s addiction to crystal meth. Sheff wrote an amazing story that illustrates how hard it is for a parent to struggle with co-dependency and the natural feelings of wanting to protect your child. This book emphasizes how difficult it is for a parent to stand back and let their children’s life fall apart because of their addictions. Beautiful Boy, shows us many situations that co-dependents struggle with everyday with

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    Beautiful Boy, tells the story of living with a son, Nic Sheff in this case, who is addicted to drugs. It is told in the father's perspective. Being told in this manner, we are given insight on how the father feels and the motives for his actions. It also reveals the struggles of being a parent of a child who is addicted to multiple drugs and is willing to steal from his family to get them. “ Slowly I realize that Nic is gone, and he has robbed the house of cash, food, and a case of wine” (David Sheff

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    Beautiful Boy by David Sheff 1. Sheff intrigued me with his story just by the back of the book. The entire story is about his eldest son, Nic, who is an amazing student as a child; however, his childhood begins to fade when he gets into the life of drugs and alcohol. The experiences and hardships that the author goes through is very emotional which really kept me reading. 2. The setting affects the author and his story. The book takes place in modern day times as in 2008. This impacts the

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