The Client

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1) The main character of my book was Mark Sway. 2)
Mark Sway is a bad little eleven year old boy with a huge
burden on his hands. Mark smokes ciggaretes, uses foul
language, and picks on his little brother, Ricky. Mark grew
up in a trailer, with an abusive father, a mother who is hardly
around, and his little brother Ricky who annoys him plenty.
Mark was a very strong character who did not take anything
from anyone! The trouble Mark ran into with Jerome
Clifford only made him stronger. All he cared about was
protecting his little brother, and his mother. Jerome Clifford
was a heavy set man, who was trying to commit suicide,
because of a dangerous secret he knew. Mark and his
younger brother Ricky, stumbled upon Jerome one day, as
he was trying to commit suicide. Jerome revealed the
dangerous secret to Mark, which made Mark a major target
of the mafia. Mark was pushed around and overlooked, but
as soon as people found out Mark knew this dangerous
secret, they all wanted a piece of him. Mark knew he was in
trouble so he did t! he only thing he knew possible, which
was get a lawyer. The lawyers\' name was Reggie Love, a
woman. Mark despised Reggie at first, knowing that a
woman was not capable of fullfilling his needs, like a man
could. Then something happened where Reggie grew on
him, he got more used too her, and he found himself telling
her personal things, spending tons of time with her, and
starting to care for her. She was like the mother figure he
never had. Mark and Reggie were in the tangle of mess
together. Mark realized through the whole ordeal he could
not do everything by himself, he also realized how vulnerable
he was by being independent. Mark and Reggie became
bestest friends, right up to the point where he would have to
leave into the witness protection program. 3) I liked the way
Mark was so rowdy, and uncontrollable. He was so young,
yet so smart and mature. He knew how to protect himself,
and he knew the importance of his family members and
friends, and how important it was too protect them. No
matter what the mafia did to Mark, he made sure his family
was safe first, than he took care of himself. 4) I could not
really find anything I did not like about Mark, I did not like
at the end how he had to relocate into the witness protection
program. Which meant he would no longer be allowed to
see or communicate with his new found friend, Reggie. It
really hurt me when they had to seperate, because even
though they were not related, it was like she was losing her
son, and he was losing his mother. It was a difficult moment
for both of them, I am sure. 5) I would compare myself to
Reggie Love. She is a very intelligent lawyer, who uses her
smarts too outwit even the brainiest. She cares very much
for her clients, especially Mark. She was very willing to give
up her own life to help Mark out, because he meant so much
too her. That is exactly how I am, my friends and family
mean the world too me, and I would give anything to help
them out! I am different in the way that I do not think I
would have had all the courage and strength she did
throughout the book. I mean, I just highly doubt I would
have been able to hang on for that long. 6) The main plot of
the book is about a eleven year old boy named Mark Sway,
who uncovers a deathly secret about the mafia. He confides
everything into his female lawyer, Reggie love. Together they
work to uncover the full truth, and put the bad guys away,
permanently. 7) The two opposing forces are good vs. evil.
Mark is trying to do the right thing, which is protect his
family by concealing the dark secret, and the mafia is trying
to kill him for knowing the secret, which could incriminate
them if he let it out. 8) A: First, Mark is sucked into the plot,
leading him into the mafia\'s world of lies, and murder. B:
Second, Mark witnesses the suicide of Jerome Clifford,
making it easier for his face to be plastered onto the front
page of every newspaper. C: Third, the mafia finds out
Mark really was with Jerome when he commited suicide,
and that Jerome did, in fact tell Mark the secret