Dark Intrusions gSo I was strolling in the YA section of my local library one afternoon after work and saw this book I didn t even read the inside flap before I knew that I wouldive it a chance Anyway I m lad I didThis is a nonfiction memoir about a year that the author served in prison
at the of 16 for armed robbery In between the chapters of the descriptions of mind numbing dullness the age 16 for armed robbery In between the chapters of the descriptions of mind numbing dullness prison life there are chapters that detail the author s life leading up to his crime which are highly disturbing to say the least The author s childhood was very dysfunctional with incidences such as the torture of animals casual violence underage sex and racism His lack of conscience as he does these things and other forms of cruelty made him an unlikable person yet I realized early on that he is just as much of a victim as a villain here Nathan s father is abusive as well beating and psychologically tormenting his familyAlthough this book is labeled YA I wouldn t recommend it for everyone in that age range Nor would I advocate taking any of the brutal details out either as they re absolutely critical in understanding why the author ended up in prison The only thing I didn t like about this book is the way that the emotional change of the author was portrayed here While we know that prison did change him and he s certainly not the same as before very few details are iven on when and how the exact moment of this realization occurs For a person as rotten as the author was these details are important Definitely do recommend this book Not for the faint of heart though Good Behavior by Nathan L Henry is a Decade of Despair good book to read I thin this because its really entertaining and it shows you how bad prison really is Itoes into a lot of detail about what oes on in there I feel like after you read this it will make you think twice about your actions because they may lead you to prison and reading this will make you not wanna be there I just finished reading the book Good Behavior by Nathan L Henry for my PIG class This is a memoir about main character Nate Henry who is 16 years old He tells the story in first person about his life in jail from armed robbery and his rough life that led him there Every other chapter is what he s currently doing while every other chapter is a flashback to his rough childhood Nate rew up with his parents and his brother I think that Nate s father is at fault for his psychotic issues Throughout his flashbacks Nathan describes how his dad Go-Go-Go! got entertainment out of scaring him when he was 5 saying how people will come kill him in his sleep His dad also expected violence and thought that homicide was humorous Nate s fathers storiesave him psychotic paranoia which turned into fear then anger then frustration Sooner later he ot a fetish for weapons just like his dad Nate started imagining himself as Hitler while having thoughts about killing animals kids and bombing the school While also dealing with his crazy father Nate s mother was the only one that worked and they weren t wealthy at all They barely had anything Throughout the story Nate comes in contact and deals with many other uys in prison that have done way worse things than him Dealing with these people Nate realizes how he becomes ashamed and realizes he doesn t want to waste the rest of his life in prison While in prison Nate read a lot of books from the jail s library to make the time Reine Mädchensache go by He even copied a whole book down so he could keep rereading it While doing this he explained how a whole new world opened up for him with writing and he wanted to be a part of it This is where he started writing a story which is now published as his memoir Good Behavior I definitely think that Nate s father was the reason he had psychological issues and through the memoir he realized how that s affected him all his life I wish Nate realized that before he wound up in jail but I mlad he did when he was still young and even though he was in jail he DIDN T LET THAT GET THE BEST OF HIM t let that Animal Babies get the best of himive up on life Instead he tried to turn himself around Being Nate s age I think this was a Offenders and Detainees great book and I recommend it It only took me 3 days to read and it kept making me want to read It has a uniue writing style with the flashbacks and it shows how bad people. Jailed at age sixteen for armed robbery Nathan Henry was the kind of teenager most parents and teachers have nightmares about His crime was the culmination of a life lived on the edgeuns and drugs sex and violence all set against the ordinary backdrop of a one stop light to. .
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animals underage and prostitution fighting rapes murder and racism are all but common in this book Henry does not spare any detail talking about the events that shaped him into the kid who robbed a qasas-ul-quran gas station atunpoint before etting into a car chase in a car he stole from his parents While these parts are raphic and vulgar they are crucially important to the story at hand and important to us as the reader to Dead-End Road Mysteries get arasp on the character that is Nathan L HenryHowever get a Hear the Wolves grasp on the character that is Nathan L HenryHowever book is not without its flaws One of the biggest flaws that I ve seen the most criticism on is sadly the lack of visible characterrowth In his time as a prisoner we see him as a racist sexist bloodthirst teen then a calm collected but still prone to anger inmate and then suddenly he s reformed with absolutely no explanation behind it We re led to believe that his time in prison changed him but aside from the lack of his vulgarity due to his limitations we see no real change He doesn t visibly Valors Measure grow enough for us to relate with it As he skips through his time at prison focusing on his time leading up to it he never really elaborates enough on hisrowth for us to realize he s BFI Film Classics growing Nonetheless the time he spent in prison has though not shown well enough changed him Aside from this admittedly major flaw I still say that Nathan L Henry s novel Good Behavior was a phenomenal Non Fiction book that kept me reading to the very end and even coming back for I would heavily recommend it to anyone who seems interested in this book and can tolerate the heavy vulgarity In my opinion if thelaring weakness that this book has was resolved it would be a perfect book in my eyes GOOD BEHAVIOR a memoir by Nate Henry tells the story of his year in jail for armed robbery This was an adult jail but Nate was only sixteen He was no stranger to trouble and in this memoir he alternates chapters among his year in jail the year leading up to his crime and scenes from earlier in his childhood that somewhat explain how a boy from a one stop light town in rural Indiana finds himself in this predicament It is Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan grittyraphic and often disturbing I found parts of it nearly impossible to read but was drawn through it by the hope that he would find a way out I won t spoil it but let s just say that the jail librarian is instrumentalWhat I took from this book than the story itself was the way in which it was told He maintained a primarily chronological structure in the alternating chapters so although the book jumps back and forth in time the reader always knows where she is because he tells the different stories in a this happened then this happened order Within this framework there were a few flashbacks but the story was carried forward by the passage of time We knew he d either وصف الاستعباد في مملكة فاس - مذكرات أسير سويدي على عهد السلطان مولاي عبد الله get out of jail or be sent to prison We knew he d eventually be arrested ando to jail We knew he rew to at least the age of sixteen All of this pulls the reader along We are also pulled along by the uestion of what exactly happened since he teases us by referring to the day he set the school on fire and the night the police chased down he and his friend Phillip before he actually tells the eventsThis book is not for the faint of heart but it s definitely worth the read Interesting but I didn t feel that Nate s life change to a presumably law abiding educated well adjusted member of the community was very well explained considering that he was sociopathic until he served his year in prison was the incarceration sufficient to cause him to completely change If so why is there so much recidivismThis book was shelved in the TEEN section at the Marion library I was flabbergasted OMG I hardly think *the material presented here is suitable fodder for young minds at least those younger than sixteen or so unless *material presented here is suitable fodder for young minds at least those younger than sixteen or so unless are unusually mature Nate is one of those people who can t seem to utter a complete sentence without including a four letter word He tortures and dismembers small animals for fun he employs violence on a whim he sees females as primarily instruments of his own pleasure and he speaks casually of killing people I think he could easily have perpetrated a Columbine style assault on his school since he hated everyth. Ough reading and reflection he comes to see that his life can be different from all he's known up to this pointNathan's story of his year in jail and the life that led him there combine to create a powerful portrait of an American youth one bad and a moving story of redempti.woodland animals underage
Nathan L. Henry å 0 charactersAre bad for a reason and everyone has a It s a Voice of Conscience great book with aood life lesson uick read memoir Chapters alternate between nate s leading up to his crime and imprisonment and then his time in prison His childhood will break your heart Some mentions of prison rape mostly nate s fear of it not PROBE MY ASS (A Reluctant Doctor/Patient Anal Sex erotica story) graphic Also mentions of violence alcohol useuns and
sex but again not The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet and the White Wolf, graphic orratuitous Pairing and Overview I will pair the book Good Behavior by Nathan Henrybut again not Marvins Room graphic orratuitous Pairing and Overview I will pair the book Good Behavior by Nathan Henry the book Monster Both texts depict a young adult male in jail the protagonist in Monster is not Roberto to the Dark Tower Came guilty of his charge but Henry recalls real life crimes he did commit and his experience after being tried as an adult Both texts present accurate portrayals that should hopefully deter teens from a delinuent lifestyle1 Book Citation Henry Nathan L Good Behavior New York Bloomsbury 20102 Audience Junior and senior high students who have an interest in crime and violence and recovery Stories such as this often appeal to urban teens but this one may appeal to a wider audience because Henry is from a small town 3 Selection Criteria Good Behavior is a recent text that contains the factual firsthand experiences of the author Bloomsbury publishing was founded in Britain and was named Publisher of the Year in 1999 and 2000 they attribute much of theirrowth to the Harry Potter series The subject matter and language of this book are of interest to high school students and much of it is unfortunately relatable to underprivileged teens The scope of the text is limited to the author s personal experience but the work presents an important and meaningful perspective Various editorial reviews note that the writing is somewhat limited and uneven but the Polyphemus graphic style of writing will appeal to many teens This autobiographical text will fill aap in the collection by providing an important view of a delinuent lifestyle that will hopefully inspire struggling teens to make Pink Ribbons, Inc. good choices and see hope in their futures4 Review Source Chipman Ian Booklist May 1 2010 Vol 106 No175 SOL Connection95105115125The student will read interpret analyze and evaluate nonfiction texts6 Ordering Information Good Behavior Hardcover Nonfiction 2010 272p Bloomsbury 1799 978 1599904719 Nathan Henryot lucky He had Star Cookies Comfort grown up in a small town in an atmosphere of fear and had a well developed sense of self preservation and a penchant for violence He identified as a bad ass and a Satanist and cultivated the personality too along with the tough image He was headed for serious trouble and when he was caught for armed robbery he spent a year in county jail Because of his age and the nature of his crime Nate was tried as an adult But thanks to his lawyer and an understanding judge he was able to serve his sentence in the county jail where he was kept relatively isolated from other offenders instead of oing to prison where truly bad things could have happened to him Nate had nothing but time during his incarceration and he used it to expand his mind reading taking GED classes talking to other people His ood behavior Doros asin mga Anghel got him out early and his new outlook on life helped him to develop a different attitude toward the world His memoir isritty but ripping and some parts are hard to read animal abusekillingdisdain for womenlack of empathy for other human beings He makes a strong case for youthful ignorance and not knowing any better but it s disturbing to think how many other young people raised in similar environments with similar pressures might come out with this kind of dangerous ignorance There are absolutely no uotes that I wanted to save from this book which is a rarity
I Am Happy The Young Man Turnedam happy the young man turned life around while he was in jail and was horrified at the things he did rowing up Good Behavior by Nathan L Henry is a memoir of the authors year he served in prison for armed robbery at the age of 16 while also jumping back to his life leading up to it and what caused him to become what he was when he committed his crime This book is a reat memoir and is one of the few non fiction books that has kept me interested and kept me readingHowever this book is not suitable for all ages This book is heavily focused on Henry s childhood which is not a healthy one Wn in rural Indiana Nate's personal history is both disturbing and fascinating A rough childhood becomes an adolescence full of half realized violent fantasies that slowly build to the breaking point But these scenes alternate with chapters about Nate's time in jail where thr.