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Zen and the Art of Faking It
Transcript of Zen and the Art of Faking It
By Jordan Sonnenblick
The problem in the story is that San is lying to people about being a "Zen Master" and everyone one believes the lie. When he goes too far the girl he likes(Woody) finds out that he has been lying the entire time.
The plot of Zen and the Art of Faking it is about a boy named San trying to impress a girl but goes to far and creates a lie about being a Buddhist Zen Master. He goes to far by continuously telling people he is a Buddhist by heart but really he was born in China and was adopted by an American ex husband and wife. Eventually Woody(the girl is is trying to impress) finds out he lied and won't talk to him until he finally sincerely apologizes and they become best friends again.
The story takes place at Harrison Middle School and at San's apartment.
The Theme of the story is to be yourself then people will like and you. Also the theme can be to be a leader and not a follower.
The climax of the story is when San's mother finds comes to the soup kitchen(their volunteer work for a project) after the fundraiser basketball game. His mom brings a red jacket and high top sneaker when San told Woody that he only wore native Buddhist clothing . So she found out he lied.