My overview of the book "Dark Angel" by David Klass.
For my report, I read “Dark Angel” by David Klass. It is a book that is entirely full of unexpected twists. These twists keep the reader reading, most likely because those who read this book can really relate themselves to the main character (Jeff). Most of the time, these twists signify bad news or events. Such as, the reader feeling content that the main character, who they relate to, is finally happy, and then something happens turning everything back the way it was, or worse. This is why I have chosen the adjective “Demoralizing” for my report.
The first page I chose, page 11, is the first major demoralizing news. This far into the book, the reader learns that the main character’s brother, troy, is a killer and he has been let out of jail and he is coming home. I chose this page because In the previous pages, the author describes the main character’s life as content and happy and to learn news such as this will definitely throw anybody off of the happy train. This page symbolizes the word “Demoralizing” because of what the reader already knows is at loss, and the future of unfortunate events that will take place because of this page.
The second page I chose was page 188. I chose this page because the reader sees the bond between the two brothers starting to grow. And in an instant, before it even starts to grow, their relationship is in jeopardy. This page symbolizes “Demoralizing” for two reasons. First of all, Jeff finds out that troy drew a half naked picture of his girlfriend. And second, Jeff attacks troy. Having the overhand by surprise, Jeff is still slammed to the ground.
The third page I chose was page 229. I chose this page because this is the end of their brotherly bond, which hadn’t lasted very long but was still heart-warming to the reader. This page represents “Demoralizing” because Jeff learns that Troy had been living a lie. He never actually liked any of his parents or Jeff. This is demoralizing because, through Troy’s rouge, he was starting to seem to be an alright person, but after reading this page, the reader knows that he is just using them as an escape.
The final page I chose was page 287. I chose this page because it explains how troy’s big scandal fit into place. This page almost brings joy to the reader. Finally! Troy can pay for his deeds. But the reason this page is the most demoralizing of all is because that the way they find out about troy, is through the death of Jeff’s best friend’s father. In the story, Jeff’s best friend, Smitty, is detailed as the most sympathetic person you could ever meet. Smitty’s father also gives Troy a job! Any person, like Smitty, should never have to go through the death of one’s father. It puts the phrase “Of all people!” into the readers mind.
These were not the only demoralizing pages. One may even believe that every page is a little demoralizing. However, I chose the most demoralizing pages that I felt others could relate to the most.