I am reading Sure Fire by Jack Higgins and I’m doing a character journal through the eyes of one of the protagonists, Rich. This show how I, the reader, think the characters are feeling after big events in the book.
Tuesday- I am very sad. My mother has just been hit by a car is now dead. My sister and I have no to live with. Mrs. Gilpin said that she would take us, but Mr. Gilpin on the other hand said no way. Jade was going to ask her friend in New York, but I don’t want to move over there. Jade is very upset about this all, so I’m just letting her be for now. I really hope that she doesn’t start getting depressed.
Sunday- We just got back for the funeral and I have HUGE news. We have a father! He said that he’s going to take us back to his flat. The bad news is that he mentioned something about boarding school because of his work. I’m in his car right now and Jade is all in a huff because she found out that he smokes. Jade has been into health and fitness lately and she is very determined to keep herself healthy. Even if that means changing other peoples life styles.
Wednesday- More HUGE news! Now our brand new dad is now gone too. He has been kidnapped by some people with guns. So now Jade and I are all alone again, but now in a place that is unfamiliar to us. The police are no help to us and we don’t think that house is safe. So we are now in a predicament.
In Sure Fire by Jack Higgins, one of the main characters is hit especially hard by the first conflict. Right at the beginning of the book the two main characters, Rich and Jade, lost their mother in a car accident; well she got hit by the car. Both of the kids supposedly had no family to go to. But during the funeral, their long lost father came back to take them with him. Jade is the athletic type of girl, like to eat healthy, that sort of stuff. In contrast, she finds that her father smokes and drinks. And when they get to his house, she finds no food. Chance, their father, tells her that he eats take-take out every night, and that there is a small grocery store down the street. Later in the book, Chance gets in a rage because Jade dumped all the liquor down the sink and hid his cigarettes where he couldn’t find them. Right form the start Jade has been very up tight with her new father. With the chain of events happening in the book, I think that Jade will come to an understanding and will have an idea about why Chance is doing this kind of things.