The book FORBIDDEN CITY by William Bell is a historical themed book. The time and place that this book is set is the Spring of 1989 in Beijing, China. This book follows Alexander Jackson who narrates the story about the biggest occurrence of his life.
Alexander was a teenager who loved to create or amuse himself with things that has to do with the army or anything that pertains to China’s Army. His favorite part of learning about history is learning the different battle tactics and plans of the Armies. Alexander participates in exhibitions hosted by hobbyists all around Ontario. Alexander lives in Canada with his father, Ted. Because of Alexander’s fascination and extensive knowledge about China’s military he has won many trophies that shows his ambitions towards learning.
The book begins with young Alexander coming home from school while his father was on the phone talking with his boss. While his father remained on the phone Alexander goes down into his basement to work on his sculptures of soldiers. Later that night Alexander was done with his sculptures so he then goes up stairs. His father then tells him that his boss has asked him to go to Beijing, China and live there for a while. Because Alexander’s father is one of the best cameraman in the country he is very important to CBC, which is the station that he works for. He is considered one of the best because he is very dedicated to his career. He has won many awards because he goes to the extreme every time to capture a moment, he has even put himself in the line of death. Ted said yes to the move to Beijing, because he feels it will be a great opportunity for Alexander and himself. So shortly there after Alexander and his father move to China! Their first night in China was a great one. They were thrown a party to welcome them to Beijing. The banquet was thrown by Eddie Nolan, who is Ted‘s new co-worker. The next couple of days in China Ted and Eddie get to know each other and to work...
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