Surviving the Applewhites

Surviving the Applewhites

by Stephanie Tolan
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a teeneage kid who gets in trouble a lot. So he goes and lives with this family that home schools him and he thinks they are annoying. The whole family are artists. The main characters are Jake Semple, E.D., and Destiny. Jake is the kid who gets in trouble and he goes to live with the family. He always wears black and he has piercings on his ears. E.D. is a girl the same age as Jake. She gets annoyed because Jake is bad and he doesn't do his work. Destiny is a little kid who hangs around Jake and follows him everywhere. My favorite part of the book is when the principal of the school that E.D.'s dad works at directing a play and her daughter come over for dinner at their house. They come over because the pricipal wants her daughter in the play so they have dinner and it ends up in a diseaster. This book was interesting the whole way through. I would recommend this book mostly to teens. Surviving the Applewhites. Stephanie S. Tolan. Scholastic Inc. 216 pages. The genre is fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is geart i couldnt put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And STOP spoling the book peoples!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surviving the Applewhites By: Stephanie S. Tolan
In Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan, a boy named Jake Semple moves from Rhode Island to Traybridge to get home schooled by the Applewhites, because he got kicked out of every other school he had been to. After he moves in to his room he gets introduced to everything and gets started on his new life. As he sits around a young boy named Destiny Applewhite annoys him. Jake makes the comment that he has to make this life work out because they had nowhere else to send him besides a Juvenile center. E.d Applewhite dislikes Jake because she believes he¿s not going to make it work out for everyone including himself.
One of the older Applewhites is Zedediah Applewhite and he is directing ¿The Sound of Music¿ and gets very frustrated over things like being late and having to put up with everyone. As the Sound of music go¿s on the two teens E.d Applewhite and Jake Semple finally get there¿s more to life. I disliked this book because it didn¿t interest me. In this book some things were ok but I didn¿t like most of it. I like certain parts like were E.d took Jake out to capture pictures of butterfly¿s. This book may be interesting to you if you¿re a reader and you just don¿t care what you read. Surviving the Applewhites was a good thing to read as it tells us about what it¿s like for a boy going through the bad stage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a very good book... It took a little bit to understand it because of its lack of dialog- but after it got started it was a very good book and I would recomend it to somebody who has a long time to read a book, and who can understnad books very well...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book!!!!!!!!I love it. Read the second!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie S. Tolan is about this devilish 13 year old named Jake Semple. He has scarlet red hair that he shapes into points every morning, dresses in complete black, has an eyebrow ring, and too many earrings to count. He is always cursing and smoking and being a bad role model for the whole family. Rumor has it that he got kicked out of every school in Rhode Island that was willing to take the risk of letting him got to school there. There is also a rumor that he burnt down his old school with a lighter and a gas can. This teenager named Jake Semple is a scarlet haired punk you got kicked out of every school in Rhode Island. Both of his parents are in jail so he is forced to go live with is relative in modern time North Carolina. After being kicked out of Traybridge School in just three weeks his relative sends him to the creative academy, the home school where you teach your self. (which doesn¿t motivate Jake) At this academy Jake meets the daughter named Ed, at first they don¿t get along but after being an experiment on how these two kids are different that start to understand each other more and more. The founder of the academy Zedidiah Applewhite, says ¿Under this horrible child must be someone good.¿ As Jake lives there and participates in finishing a butterfly experiment and saving a play he starts to change in to someone he used to know. I thought that this story meant that under anything bad there is always something good. I loved this book! I loved how they brought Jake into this book and changed his character in a creative way. I think that this can relate to people because this book teaches that you never judge a person before you get to know him. Jake Semple reminds me of my friend who used to get in trouble on a regular basis, until he went to camp and changed. I think that this can relate to people because this book teaches that you never judge a person before you get to know them. A related book I have read are Maggie Bean and
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jake Semple is a crazy 14-year-old, sporting a spikey scarlett style of hair, an eyebrow ring, and too many ear piercings to count.He's a delinquent who's been kicked out of every school in Rhode Island, and even burned down his last school! He's moved to live with his grandfather, right next door to the crazy, artsy family, the Applewhites. There, he meets E.D., who's considered the oddball, becuase she'd rather learn than practice the arts. Together, they start a friendship, and Jake starts to realize his interests, and that he's not as bad as he seems. Read Stephanie S. Tolan's newberry honor book about how Jake changes in his experience with the Applewhites. This book would be reccomended to anyone who loves books about life-changing experiences, and finding your true self.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the worst, if not THE worst book I have ever read. It was soooo extremely boring and stupid. There wasn't even ONE good part to this book. I would NOT recommend reading this book. It was so lame and I would not have even gotten through the first chapter of it if I wasn't required to read it for school. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! SAME YOURSELF THE AGONY AND BOREDOM! this book was so very mind numbing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book that shows how a delinquent troublemaker to the Applewhites Academy. All of the teachers there have great jobs. I think the message of this book is don¿t be afraid of change. The main character is Jake Semple. Some of the other characters are E.D (Edith), Archie, Zeditha, Randolph, Destiny, and Cordilea. The author uses a lot of description to make Jake look bad at first. Then at the end all of that changes. When I was reading this book it gave me a lot of questions, Like Will the sound of music be canceled? Will Destiny ever stop trying to dye his hair? Will Jake ever perform in another play? This is a must read book I am asking Stephanie S. Tolan to make a sequel to this book. If she does I will read it. If I had not joined B.O.B I would not have ever read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was so addicting! I finished it in about 3 days! I couldn't put it down! Jake Semple seems just adds a little something to the story! He is totally oppisite from the other Applewhites. But somehow, he finds himself a little something where he can be a little creative like the other Applewhites!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book isthe besst book ever! I think everyone should read this book. I give this book two thumbs up.
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I am reading this book for a summer reading program in school when i read the first couple of chapters i thought it was a little boring but when i got towards the end it started getting really good and now i love the book i cant wait to read the second one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meet jake, a troublemaker who has been kicked out of all the schools in rhode island. With his parents in jail, jake must learn to survive with the creative applewhites, or else he will be sent to juvi.
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SpartanReading More than 1 year ago
I give "Surviving the Applewhites" by Stephanie S. Tolan 4 stars. The reason why I give it 4 stars is because some parts of the book are very creative and something different that i had never read before. Also, It comes from two characters perspectives every other chapter. I love when it comes from two peoples perspectives because it shows how different the day or problem was for them. It also shows their opinion on things and how they see the world. On the negative side, I thought other parts would be long and drag on which would bore a person and would not want them to keep reading the book. This book is about a boy named Jake who would always get expelled from schools because of his tough and hard metal image. His grandfather soon gives up on him and takes him to a home school called the "Creative Academy". The academy is run by the Applewhite family that is funny, crazy, and artistic. The only odd ball of the family is E.D, a smart girl that thinks differently and is talented in a different way, then the rest of her family. As soon as she meets Jake, she immediately dislikes him. But is Jake really mean or a troublemaker as he seems? I would recommend this book to my friend Cara because she is funny and crazy just like the Applewhite family. She would love all the crazy things they do in the house. For example, their goat Wolfie got out of its pen and ran in the middle of nowhere. In the end, E.D's sister Cordelia chased it around on the streets to put it back in its pen. Another piece of evidence is that E.D's little brother Destiny was sick of his blonde hair, so he tried different ways to change its color by putting purple Kool-Aid in his hair or coloring it with markers. I think Cara would love this book because of all the fun and crazy moments of the Applewhites, which is why i would recommend this book to her.
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Well i had to read this book for school so I was not so happy to read this book after i just read "the hunger games" and "twilight" but it actually got better at the end. Beginning was not so good.