Monday, August 16, 2004
How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen
HOW ANGEL PETERSON GOT HIS NAME is not only funny, but daring. It tells not only odd ways to break records but also inane reasons why five boys break five records.
Carl wanted to beat the 74 miles per hour record on skis. Emil accidentally invented hang gliding. Wayne was the first to do a perfect backward somersault off a bicycle, Orvis the first to stay in the ring with a fighting trained bear for sixty seconds, and Harris the first to experience the negative effect of bungee jumping in a barn.
The causes and effects of what's to happen after such attempts are especially funny. I think that's why they call them extreme sports. Zach B.