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The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt

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Transcript of The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt

Table Of Contents
Early Adolescent Theory
The Lottery Rose

Using Adolescent Development
Basic Information
Plot Summary
Basic Information
Adolescent Theory Explanation
Plot Summary
Book's Projection of Behaviors
Appeal to Teens
Picture Sources
Works Cited
Author: Irene Hunt
Published: 1976
Young Adult
Realistic Fiction
185 Pages
Movement Towards Independence
Improved abilities using speech for expression
Language-related tasks develop
Key role in creation of forging trust, status, and normality
Close friendships gain importance
Increase of intimate friendships
Emphasis on similarity
Features of adolescent influenced by changes
Express feelings by action than words
Brash actions due to anxiety
Overly dramatic personality
Finding faults in adults
The main character, Georgie, is abused and unloved by his mom and her boyfriend. One day, he wins a rosebush in a contest and it becomes his prized possession. Later, he is almost beaten to death by the boyfriend. Hiding under walls of anger, he is taken to a all-boys school, where the teachers try to give him love and nurturing. Georgie tries to plant his bush in the garden across the street, but the angry neighbor named Molly scares him away. While at the school, he is transformed by gaining friends. His friend Timothy allows him to tell about his abuse. His other friend, Robin, is a boy with special needs. Georgie teaches him to speak, and then finds his own voice. Robin dies in an accident, and Georgie puts his prized rosebush on Robin's grave, finally giving into the love he has finally found.
Novel's Relation to Adolescent Behavior
Improved ability to use speech to express oneself
Georgie teaches Robin to speak
Georgie finally opens up to others
Close friendships gain importance
Friendship with Timothy allows Georgie to convey feelings and confess abuse
Robin's friendship teaches him to love
Expressing through actions instead of words
Expressing love by planting rosebush on Robin's grave
Appeal for Teens
Teens suffering abuse
Teens reading heart-warming stories
Old story may halter appeal
Picture Sources
Works Cited

Berndt, T. (1982). The features and effects of
friendship in early adolescence. Child Development, (53), 1447-1460.

Gentry, J. A reference for professionals:developing
adolescents. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/develop.pdf

Hartshorne, M. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://
www.ican.org.uk/~/media/Ican2/Whats the Issue/Evidence/ICAN_TalkSeries10.ashx

Hunt, I. (2002). The lottery rose. New York, NY: Berkley.
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