The Goonies

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Thomas Carpino Period 3, Sci Fi Mrs. Johnson There’s a Goonie in All of Us

Do you believe a child’s imagination can be a guide to greatness? When we are young, creativity is what we all rely on to have fun. We didn’t need technology to enjoy ourselves; we could make our fun into whatever we wanted, however we wanted to do it. The Goonies is a novel by James Kahn; it was based on the story by Steven Spielberg and on the screenplay by Chris Columbus. The publication date is June, 1985 and is 193 pages in length. The Main character is Michael Walsh (Mikey). He and his buddies were fooling around in their father’s attic and came across a map leading to treasure. When he was younger, his father would tell him stories of the fierce pirate, One-Eyed Willy, and knew his dad had a fascination for the pirate. Driven by the idea of adventure, Mikey was dedicated to use this map to find the treasure with his friends. Mikey also had other reasons to pursue this quest; he was on the breaking point of losing his house. He mentions in the book that he doesn’t know where to call home anymore and that this could be his chance to help his family. His friends that go with him on this journey are Clark Devereaux (Mouth), Lawrence Cohen (Chunk), Richard Wang (Data), Stephanie Steinbrenner (Steph), Andrea Carmichael (Andy), and his older brother Brandon Walsh (Brand). This adventure had them face a number of obstacles. Their main problem was they were running from the Fratelli family, who were all criminals. The Fratelli family consisted of Ma, Francis, and Jake Fratelli. They also have a brother named Lotney, otherwise known as Sloth, who was on the side...
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