Double Vision

Author: Chris, Dr. Jerry

Subjects: International Baccalaureate

Age: 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4829

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 4829S

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Set against a backdrop of youthful idealism, Double Vision offers "his" and "hers" perspectives on a high school romance. In alternating chapters, the protagonists, Palmer Gibbs and Garrett Murdy, narrate the story of their senior years. Palmer, a gifted musician, meets the man of her dreams. Garrett is a talented baseball player. Neither could possibly have anticipated the accidents that brought the two of them together, nor that either could ever have befriended, let alone loved, someone so completely opposite. As the fates draw their different worlds together, true love becomes inevitable and yet somehow impossible.

Two factors make Double Vision invaluable for teens. First, having two narrators tell the same story provides readers with the opportunity to study the importance of perspective and viewpoint. Can the truth about any situation ever be known based on the accounts of the participants? Can anyone trust his or her judgment when emotions are involved? Only the reader can decide. Second, the story is so close to the experience of high school kids; it is based on numerous interviews with high school students who believe that that they have experienced true love. Strangely, all romances seem to begin and end with common threads, even if circumstances or venues are different. The story is so compelling that it generates real enthusiasm and a great deal of debate.

This book is a necessity for every Theory of Knowledge (International Baccalaureate) and psychology student. It stands as a perfect complement to any discussion about emotion and perception. The whimsical nature of fate, the fleeting pursuit of maturity, and the unforeseen consequences of actions are motifs that run throughout the story. The book is a page-turner and will help make teens lifelong lovers of reading.

Dr. Jerry Chris is an NBC Crystal Apple winner and was both Orange County Creative Teacher of the Year and California Teacher of the Year for gifted students.

Set against a backdrop of youthful idealism, Double Vision offers "his" and "hers" perspectives on a high school romance. In alternating chapters, the protagonists, Palmer Gibbs and Garrett Murdy, narrate the story of their senior years. Palmer, a gifted musician, meets the man of her dreams. Garrett is a talented baseball player. Neither could possibly have anticipated the accidents that brought the two of them together, nor that either could ever have befriended, let alone loved, someone so completely opposite. As the fates draw their different worlds together, true love becomes inevitable and yet somehow impossible.

Two factors make Double Vision invaluable for high school students. First, having two narrators tell the same story provides readers with the opportunity to study the importance of perspective and viewpoint. Can the truth about any situation ever be known based on the accounts of the participants? Can anyone trust his or her judgment when emotions are involved? Only the reader can decide. Second, the story is so close to the experience of high school kids; it is based on numerous interviews with high school students who believe that that they have experienced true love. Strangely, all romances seem to begin and end with common threads, even if circumstances or venues are different. The story is so compelling that it generates real enthusiasm and a great deal of debate.

This book is a necessity for every Theory of Knowledge (International Baccalaureate) and psychology student. It stands as a perfect complement to any classroom discussion of emotion and perception. Additionally, English teachers wishing to supplement the classics with modern fiction will be well-served by this novel. The whimsical nature of fate, the fleeting pursuit of maturity, and the unforeseen consequences of actions are motifs that run throughout the story. The book is a page-turner and will help make teens lifelong lovers of reading.

Dr. Jerry Chris is an NBC Crystal Apple winner and was both Orange County Creative Teacher of the Year and California Teacher of the Year for gifted students.

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