Whirligig - persuasive essay Essay

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Whirligig - persuasive essay


Do you think it's possible to have a positive outcome after accidentally killing someone?
It can happen, and this book shows you how. The message that the author sends is
important, and the story is laid out in a unique way that makes it interesting to read.

After being humiliated at a party, 16-year-old Brent drives away intoxicated and makes the
last minute decision to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on a busy highway, he ends
up killing someone else. The victim is another 16-year-old female named Lea. Her mother
asks nothing else but for Brent to put up 4 whirligigs, one in each corner of the United
States. Being that they were Lea's favorite toys when she was younger, their purpose is to
serve as monuments representing Lea's ability to make people smile. With plywood, tools, a
construction manual, and a bus pass, Brent sets out to build the whirligigs. In each of
the 4 states, someone crosses the path of these monuments and learns a priceless lesson.
After being inspired by the whirligig in Florida, a young Puerto Rican father learns an
important lesson. It's that people in a group can make good music or bad. A teenager and
her dying grandmother make the best of their relationship after seeing the whirligig in
San Diego, California. In Washington, an adopted boy realizes that his life is not so bad
after all. And lastly, a young girl and her best friend are reunited in Maine. More
important than the effect on others, however, are the lessons that Brent learns along the
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