County One Book Essay Contest Entry Form
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In the first paragraph of the book, Homer writes that his hometown was
"at war with itself over its children."
This story is also about the rewards and costs of nonconformity. Who
conforms, who doesn't and what is the consequence of their actions?
Is that a problem today and can this story help those who tend to go
against the expected norms? How was Quentin a nonconformist? How about
the other boys? [Commentary: Homer believes the Rocket
Boys are still "dangerous" when they get together. There's
something about their mix of personalities that is a bit volatile! They
do miss Sherman, though. He was a soothing influence to their passionate