Topics: Intelligence, Learning, Vocabulary Pages: 2 (492 words) Published: July 25, 2013
“Stones” By: William Bell

Subject: English
Teacher: Ms.McNeil
Date:March 28,2013
By. Tristian Corp

Throughout life people are always learning things about themselves. Some people don’t learn these things about themselves until they are in older age and some learn at a very young age either way they learn who they are as a person. In the novel “Stones: by William Bell, the main character Garnet Havelock Learns that he is shy, intelligent and very courageous. Garnet is a good man. He uses these traits to help through a will bending, timeless adventure.

Garnet Havelock was never really a ladies man, he has always been on the shyer side. In the first grade he had the biggest crush on Evvie McFadden. He walked over to her desperate for her to notice him. Unable to find his words he ended up kicking her in the shin, sending the little girl toppling into the class Christmas tree. This shyness continued into high school where he wasn’t very confident about himself only being able to get girls who used him. Talking to his mother he confided in her about how he actually felt about himself “ I was like a shadow.” (pg 16)

All through elementary school Garnet was called a trouble maker and class disturbance. Later to have his school realize that he was a gifted student, he had a photo graphic memory. Garnet is very intelligent with all he does. In high school he carried the class debate about love at first sight. He backed up all of his arguments with sound logic. At some point in high school he earned was known as “Lex” for his extensive vocabulary “ I earned the nickname, lex, in grade ten by asking Ronny Stratton to hand me the lexicon during an English vocabulary exercise.”(pg 9)

Lastly Garnet learned that he is very courageous. When he first realized he loved Raphella he didn’t know how to approach her so he waited to see...
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