Basically the plot they show here on good reads tells then entire story It s also a major spoiler I won t say much here except that I liked Whatever so much when I reviewed it for Resource Links magazine, that I had to also review it separately for my own blog It really expresses well the effectiveness of the Restorative Justice program for teens who are essentially good kids, but who may be angry, or hurt, or confused, and just slip up The characters are well constructed examples of the people who live around us We really come to care for Darrah and empathize with the dilemmas life throws her way In the end, we applaud well, I at least applauded the maturity of her decisions.
Year Old Darrah Is In Trouble She Lost Her Temper And, As A Result, Mrs Johnson, Was Hurt Now Her Parents Want Her To Go To Something Called A Restorative Justice Circle That The RCMP Suggested Darrah Has To Face Her Parents, Mrs Johnson, A Policewoman, And A Facilitator Who All Sit In A Circle And Decide On Darrah S Sanctions Sanctions Aren T Punishments, The Facilitator Tells Her At First Darrah Doesn T Believe é read Whatever by Ann Walsh Ö ThisNhelping Mrs Johnson Two Afternoons A Week Feels Like Punishment But Then Darrah Realizes That She Likes Helping The Older Woman, Especially When Mrs Johnson Teaches Darrah How To Cook And Bake Her Recipes Are Included In The Book It Turns Out, However, That Mrs Johnson Is Hiding A Secret I wasn t thrilled about the title or cover this book so I was skeptical about the quality when I started it As it turns out there wasto the story than first appearances may have revealed Being stressed about her brother s illness and the impact that it has had on her life including a lack of attention from her parents Darrah makes an irresponsible mistake and must suffer the consequences of community service She makes a friend and learns she has hidden talent This is a sweet feel good book about redemption and priorities I m not entirely sure I find the dialogue convincing, I feel like Whatever is what adults hear as teen lingo but not really the way most teens actually communicate.
This book was a quick and heartwarming book If you re looking for something cozy and feel good, this is the book for you For anyone who likes action and suspense, this may not interest you I enjoyed this book, and it was a nice break from some of theintense and complicated books that I read before this It may bedirected to younger teens or preteens as it s not very difficult literature wise However, an enjoyable read nonetheless.
At first I didn t really care for this book, but as the book progressed I got really into the whole plot I loved the bond Mrs Johnson and Darrah formed The cooking scenes really got me going, because I myself love cooking and can remember when I first learned how to, just like Darrah is I am also an actor like Darrah is, and could really relate to the auditioning I also have a fiend with epilepsy and know how horrible a condition is it I just really enjoyed this book Thanks VOYA ¸ Whatever º This was a great testimony to the value of older people and younger people interacting Darrah grows from her Restorative Justice consequence So does her entire family And so does the reader Love the recipes in the back too.
I loved this it is a wonderful book for teens sensitive and empowering

Sometimes the consequences of your actions reach farther than you would expect them to This is a tough life lesson for Darrah after she pulls the fire alarm when at the hospital causing an elderly lady to break her leg Reluctantly, Darrah agrees to participate in the Restorative Justice program instead of having to go through the formal court proceedings, and is assigned to care for Mrs Johnson who she harmed At first Darrah is disgruntled and feels that she didn t do anything wrong As she is forced to look at her inner feeling and the reasons behind her actions, Darrah acknowledges the feelings she has been hiding Feeling scared for her younger brother, who is an epileptic Feeling left out when the family doesn t spent time together during dinner A friendship soon develops between Darrah and Mrs Johnson and the relationship between Darrah Darrah gets in trouble when she pulls the fire alarm at the hospital and an old lady got hurt As punishment, Darrah is asked to sit through a restorative justice circle and accept the consequences of her actions Those consequences end up meaning Darrah has to help Mrs Johnson around the house two afternoons a week for the foreseeable future It doesn t take long for Darrah to realize she actually likes helping Mrs Johnson, especially when it comes to what she s learning about cooking and baking The fact that Mrs Johnson has a super cute grandson doesn t hurt, either But Mrs Johnson is worse off than she first appears, and when she dies, Darrah is left to deal with the loss.
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