Good morning/afternoon fellow class mates and Mrs Benjak today I will be talking about the plot, setting, characters and themes in the book a Bridge to Wisemans Cove by James Molony.
There was a family of 4 by the names of Kerry, Sarah, Carl and Harley. Their mother (Kerry) left her 3 children (Sarah, Carl and Harley) alone often, after a couple of days she would return. Many times Kerry had done this and one time she did not return home. Kerry left her three kids alone to defend them self.
Sarah the eldest child was left as their guardian and provided the basic things, Sarah eventually got tired of providing for her brothers and left overseas. Before Sarah left she sent Carl and Harley to the Aunty Beryls. Harley found things difficult at Wattle Beach and decided to hang around the wrong people, and got up to mischief. Aunty Beryl decided to kick them out from their behaviour, Carl told her if you do you will not get any money Aunty Beryl took the bribe and let them stay.
Carl also found it hard and did not fit in well, he always kept hidden until he saw a girl on the beach, that he was eager to met. Carl met the girl and her best friend he became closer to the girls and began to work at the barge. He was barley at the home he was staying at and began to defend on his own. Carl felt like he was never loved until he found that this was not true.
The theme that the Author James Molony is trying to produce is No matter what, Family and friends come first, keep them safe, try your best no matter how hard it is and never let anything or anyone come in the way of what you really want.
The mental illnesses in the book are, depression and non-self confidence. These examples come from Kerry followed by Sarah and Carl. Kerry often was depressed and the way she handled it was by running away, her daughter Sarah soon followed this. Carl did not have allot of self-confidence and also got depressed he was bullied about his look and weight and did not have many friends. Carl eventually made friends and felt like he was free when he found the truth and that people actually do care about him.
In the book the major development was, Carl he found some self-confidence and was not frightened in what he did anymore, he stood up to himself and when a challenge came along he began to cope with it. He found out the truth and didnt let anything come in the way of what he wanted.
The Author James Molony uses description language to make the book full of excitement and emotion. Some examples of the descriptive language are-
She blocked his escape and he bounced away like a dodgem car at 90 degrees.
The girl speared her knees into the beach beside him.
The pine forest fell silent.
&A single tear reached the tip of his nose.
The hand was moving more slowly now.
Carl changed allot through the book and the Author changed him to help people that felt the same way to escape reality. Carl was shy hadnt got much confidence and no friends. Carl began to realise what was happening and he learnt to deal with it.
The setting in the book was either at Aunty Beryls house, The Barge or at Wattle beach. The Author used these three settings mainly because the events that happened in the book related to these particular settings.