Randle attempts to show how an exclusive gang, the Clan, demonstrates its displeasure at one of its own who unknowingly tries to better his position in life while trying to define his own self.
Randle took problems or situation that people might encounter as mention in the first paragraph and condenses them into something reader might be able to relate. For example when Casey convinced Thomas to take her out to a drive in movie, Thomas was very uncomfortable and kept questioning Casey if her parent was okay with this action.
There are certain plot holes in the book too, but if you put those aside this is a pretty engaging book.
Dressed in black, with identifying braids and beads and bracelets, they are polite and remote, but definitely a force. I chose this book because it seemed interesting. One review mentioned "West Side Story" echoes and they are there, thanks to Shakespeare and his sources, as well as clear allusions to character and plot.
So they gave him a tutor. The book was boring at the beginging but then it got interesting. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys gangs and dealing with daily issues people might encounter. He had to make sure his brother or the clan didnt find out.
By staying, Baby allows Randle to inject a late appearing but story intensifying conflict with another male student that adequately sets up a final judgement of him by his gang brothers.
Randle was very talented in writing this novel as the descriptions were detail enough allow the reader to visualize and mix a bit of their imagination into the scenes. This technique is very effective as it makes the readers question or at least feel interactive with the book.
The book kind of met my expecations it was not bad. I would reccomened it. It was about a boy named Thomas who was in a clan.
I think it would do well with students who are reluctant readers and boys, as it is fairly reminiscent of The Outsiders. A term used early on, "Aps," is only explained much later in the book as meaning "apprentice.
He turned off the overhead light and climbed into bed, then leaned way over, fishing under the bed for his American systems book.
All learn by reading and doing; they are self-taught. Some school teachers were concerned about the Clan, and when Thomas Fairbairn shows some promise, they put him in Honors classes and give him a tutor.
Thomas Fairbairne is a member of a pseudo-gang called the Clan. Thomas dosent have to hide about being in tutoring. For instance, in the beginning the Clan was introduced as group of young people that only wore black clothing and had a braided hair piece. Also the element of connection is very well used in the book.
After a violent attack on Baby sparked by his relationship with Casey, the story finds its denouement in apology, emotion and commitment to finding a better way.
His tutor is name Casey she ends up liking him. The Clan is divided into groups of masters and apprentices. Throughout the novel, the author made Thomas seem like he is living in 2 different lives as he is trying to keep his identity as a Clan member and a person who wants to choose the right path.Baby (Thomas Fairbairn) and Casey Willardson are linked at school, she as his peer tutor.
Baby belongs to The Clan, a group of young men who shun contact with "normal" society for reasons social, economic and philosophical/5. People/Characters: Thomas Fairbairn. People/Characters by cover. 1–1 of 1 (show all) Works (1) Titles: Order: Breaking Rank by Kristen D.
Randle: Baby (show numbers) Related tags. An inmate of the Old Men's Depot, named Thomas Fairbairn, was run over by a cab on Saturday morning, and sustained fatal injuries.
Fairbairn was crossing the road behind a baker's cart, at the corner of William-street and Bazaar-terrace, and did not notice the approach of a horse and cab, driven by.
Brands & Characters When year-old Casey Willardson agrees to tutor Thomas Fairbairn, family and friends think she's crazy--and in danger.
But as Casey and Thomas get to know each other, labels and preconceptions fall away, resulting in a deep understanding of shared human experiences and emotions, and ultimately a rewarding love that /5(20). Name and briefly describe each of the major characters. Thomas Fairbairn is a member of a gang, and his nickname is Baby.
Casey Willardson is a school-girl and. When year-old Casey Willardson agrees to tutor Thomas Fairbairn, family and friends think she's crazy--and in danger. But as Casey and Thomas get to know each other, labels and preconceptions fall away, resulting in a deep understanding of shared human experiences and emotions, and ultimately a rewarding love that challenges both teens' long.Download