Making Up Megaboy

Making Up Megaboy Most days he is Robbie Jones of Santa Rosita California Quiet something of a loner say his classmates at Kennedy Middle School He liked to draw volunteers his friend Ruben Me and him made up storie

  • Title: Making Up Megaboy
  • Author: Virginia Walter
  • ISBN: 9780385326865
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Most days he is Robbie Jones of Santa Rosita, California Quiet, something of a loner, say his classmates at Kennedy Middle School He liked to draw volunteers his friend Ruben Me and him made up stories all the time about a superhero called Megaboy But one day, Robbie takes a.44 from his father s sock drawer, climbs on the new bike he s been given for his thirMost days he is Robbie Jones of Santa Rosita, California Quiet, something of a loner, say his classmates at Kennedy Middle School He liked to draw volunteers his friend Ruben Me and him made up stories all the time about a superhero called Megaboy But one day, Robbie takes a.44 from his father s sock drawer, climbs on the new bike he s been given for his thirteenth birthday, pedals a few blocks to Main Street, and shoots an elderly Korean shopkeeper Within hours, Jae Lin Koh is dead This extraordinary book, an album of inquiry as terse and visually arresting as any TV news brief, sets out the particulars of Robbie s actions and arrest later that day The boy, meek and shivering, confesses buy does not explain Other people try his parents, teachers, the cops, psychologists, the girl Robbie liked The voices of America, beyond Megaboy s help Together, they will have young adults listening and talking.

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    • REVIEW: Making Up MegaboyWalter, V. & Roecoelein K. (1998). Making Up Megaboy. New York: Delacorte Press.62 pages.Appetizer: Told in many different voices with striking images to match the monologues, Making Up Megaboy tries to understand a thirteen-year-old's motive to kill an elderly shop owner. Aside from speaking to admit he did kill the old man, Robbie will not speak, except to ask for art supplies so he could draw a comic of his only friend and his creation, Megaboy.Some of the potenti [...]


    • Lit Log for Making Up MegaboyBy Virginia Walter and Katrina RoeckeleinTo be perfectly honest, I would not classify this book as a work of literature. Possibly it could be a work of art and a valid way of expressing one’s self, but not literature. I didn’t even like a lot of the graphics. The photography manipulation I liked, but mostly because I enjoy doing that myself with my own photos. I would some day like to use my photos along with words in order to create a book, but this went a step [...]


    • This came highly recommended to me by one of my coworkers, but I really didn't like it at all. It tells the story of thirteen-year-old Robbie Jones, who, for no discernable reason, has shot and killed an elderly shopkeeper. "Tells the story" makes it seem as though there is a coherent narrative here, which is misleading. The reader is given a number of points of view from different community members, including Robbie's parents and the other kids at school. Robbie never actually speaks for himsel [...]


    • How rather post modern. While Making Up Megaboy isn't particularly enjoyable, at least in a typical way, as it lacks the satisfaction of a definite ending, it is very intriguing as a book and would be great for exploration even in a classroom. I also found the graphics to be too stimulating and vacant at the same time? I just wish that there had been a more deliberate feel to them and potentially better integration with the story where they carried a greater burden rather than sort of just "live [...]


    • This story had real potential. Robbie Jones, this quiet, seemingly well-adjusted 13-year old kid, unexpectedly shoots a man in his neighborhood for no apparent reason, so the question becomes WHY?Each couple of pages is a different point of view and another piece of the puzzle about who Robbie is and why he might have murdered someone. You get different perspectives from places like the local newspaper report, the police department, other kids at school, and Robbie's best friend, which is so cle [...]


    • This book is about a young boy who stole a gun and shot a local drugstore owner. The story is told from the point of view of several different people that were connected to him in some way and how they relate to the main character. The young boy makes up comics about a super hero named megaboy and his adventures. This boy is about heavier topics including bullying and murder, so I would definitely only use it with older students. I would also have a serious discussion with my students about thes [...]


    • Trigger warning: violenceMaking Up Megaboy tells the story of a middle school student who shoots a Korean shop owner. Each chapter is told through a different perspective, but each character is asked to discuss the shooting. Students will be interested in this novel because it is fast paced and covers a story that isn't often discussed in our culture. I haven't read this text, but from what I understand it may be good to include in a unit on media portrayals. I would also include it on a bookshe [...]


    • This book is geared towards middle school children (grades 6th-8th), but could also be used at the high school level. It could be used as a great Reader's Theatre activity where each child could take on a different character to tell the story. It is a book that creates meaningful conversation and allows children to dive into the text and discuss things below the surface. It allows students to connect to the characters and try to see how they would react to a serious situation.


    • This is a somewhat sad but interesting story that is told by the perspectives of different individuals who are involved with or apart of a developing story where a boy kills a local store owner. This is a sensitive read so the teacher should gage their class to see if they can read and appreciate the story, but it is very interesting in the way that it is written. I appreciated being introduced to this book overall.


    • Not sure if this was fiction or not. It's told in a way that to me seems like a picture book. You're not told why Robbie committed the crime. What bugged me was 2 things: One was the father being mad that his son couldn't be more normal, and two: No one seemed to care about the victim Mr. Koh and HIS family. They were affected as well. It's a very juvenile book, but the topic hits home for everyone.


    • I went through the shelves, looking for books that never went out of my library On his thirteenth birthday, Robbie Jones takes a gun and kills an elderly shopkeeper. This spare book, just 62 pages long and filled with illustrations, explores what caused a quiet boy to do such a violent act by interviewing friends, family,police, and onlookers.


    • This book should be used for mature students as it is about a shooting. It has many different characters and takes into account their perspectives. Because of that, this book is great for a Reader's Theater or something of that sort. I highly recommend it if you want to talk about social and controversial issues.


    • In documentary style, family members, friends, classmates and community members express varied reactions to 13-year-old Robbie Jones’ inexplicable, unexpected shooting and killing of a Korean liquor store owner. Good for reluctant readers. Violence, guns, shooting. Illustrated with computer enhanced photos and graphics.


    • This story looks at real life issues through multiple perspectives. The story involves shooting and other mature material may only be appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. We read this book as a Readers Theater in class and I thought it was great. I would probably implement this same idea in my classroom.


    • This story is told in a documentary format and is edgy. It revolves around a thirteen-year-old boy that killed a storeowner. Making Up Megaboy leaves a lot for readers to discuss and evaluate since a lot of answers are not provided.


    • This book is tailored towards 5th and 6th grade students. It is a great Reader's Theatre activity that would provide lots of meaningful conversation about real life issues that happen in our world. It is an authentic read that many students should be able to connect to.


    • Source: ALSC Notable Book 1999Age Range: 8-13Quality: Writing is good. Good use of different viewpoints and graphics.Potential Use: classroom discussion, free voluntary readingChild Appeal: characters are real and engaging. Graphics draw you in.


    • I read this book in my children's literature class eight years ago, and still remember how powerful this book was upon reading it. If you are looking for a book that deals with today's issues while looking at the same story from multiple perspectives, this is the book for you.


    • This book is definitely for more mature readers. Its exploration of the thoughts about a child after he commits a murder can be confusing for young readers. It does take a good approach to exploring a very difficult topic.


    • This book was an interesting idea and it combined a lot of interesting media and perspectives. Overall I did not really care for the story but I do think this book pertains to the Middle School classroom and should be read.


    • This book is very easy to make engaging and a very interesting book to introduce perspectives. I will say I did not like how the ending left you hanging but that might facilitate a good writing activity.




    • I think this is a great book for examining race relations in the U.S. It is important to recognize who was included in the book and who was left out due to the broad nature of the book.


    • shows different perspectives, prompts strong discussion, I would not be afraid to use it in my class but I would have to know my students well and preface the book well


    • This book should be used for upper elementary or middle school. This book can be used to bring up and discuss very important issues that are often hard to talk about.


    • This book is about a tragic shooting committed by a student. It features multiple perspectives and is an issue worth talking about. I would use this with middle school students.


    • This was a cool book, it gives a bagillion different perspectives on a situation for students to form their own opinion about what justifies a *horrible* action



    • Making up Megaboy is a great text to teach multiple perspectives with. It works for middle school and even intermediate elementary.


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