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Teen Volunteer Reviews: Flashback to the 80’s

Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, 1987

Brian, a 13 year old boy, just survived a plane crash in a desolate Canadian forest. This book is powerful and deep. It teaches its readers to appreciate the life you have and how suddenly it can be taken away, whether it is a heart attack that kills you or serving a life sentence in prison. Hatchet is the ultimate book of survival, telling of how one boy survived with only one thing: a hatchet. I found this book enjoyable, even though I am a girl, who generally doesn’t read this type of book. So let me give you a challenge; whether you’re a guy or a girl, read this book! Give it a chance, and who knows, maybe someday it will save your life.


Music: 10 Songs to Remember the 80’s By!

Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
B-52’s – Loveshack
Run DMC – Walk This Way
Mötley Crüe – Home Sweet Home
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Simple Minds -Don’t You Forget About Me
Beastie Boys – Fight for Your Right (to Party)


Movie: The Breakfast Club, 1985

Written and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club is a laugh out loud teen comedy that I find to be one of the top ten greatest films ever made! The movie follows 5 teens, all serving their Saturday in high school detention. You have the popular girl, the jock, the outcast, the bad boy and the freak. They’ve all been assigned an essay, due at the end of their detention, telling the principal who they think they really are. But of course, like normal teenagers, they DON’T do what they’re told and instead goof off. All five individuals soon discover that they have a lot more in common than first expected and that one day really can change your life forever.

Recommendations by Alexis S. @ Machacek

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