Bless the Beast & Children
By: Glendon Swarthout
Bless the Beast & Children is an intresting book for all ages to read. Glendon Swarthout has put together a novel that is similar to the timeless classic "Lord of the Flies" but has added a more realistic plot and a different line of characters. In the following report I will discuss the characters, plot, and style of writing used in the novel.
The plot in the story was something that alot of people can relate to, summer camp. In the story 6 boys are assigned to a camp but the 6 boys that are in the story are different from all of the other groups, their loosers. Cry babies, party poopers, loosers, that's all they were and they all had to sleep under the same roof. One can imagine what kind of group of kids that would be but it turned out alright thanks to the 5 other boys leader Cotton. The boys get made fun of all through camp. The majority of them want to go home but Cotton keeps their hopes up. He is the kid who was like all of the pother normal athletic boys in the camp but he had a different thought process, felt, beleived, thought different about things. This made him different to all of the other boys so he got stuck with loosers. If it wasn't for him all the boys would have went home half way through the summer because of not haveing any fun. Cotton gave them hopes and dreams. He told them make beleive stories befor they went to sleep at night about journies, that kept them pepped up.
One night Lally 2, brother of Lally 1, got home sick and made for the road, the boys took aftyer him and found him in the woods shivering scared. They asked him why he ran away and said it was because he was homesick and wasn't haveing any fun. That's when Cotton thought of the ultimate plan. A plan that would be so risky it would get them kicked of camp but, if they succeeded it would be one of the greatest summer camp journies ever. None of them would ever forget it. The plan...