This book is called Painting the Black. It is about a senior boy name
Ryan who likes to play baseball. In this book, he will face many problems
ahead of his life during senior year in high school. He will encounter
problems that might effect his baseball year and friendship too. He is very
The structure of this book is a vertical. Ryan deals with
problems when he broke his ankle and couldn't play baseball anymore but his
friend Josh who just moved in the house helped him out and taught him how
to play baseball again. Then after that, Josh join the football team and he was
a popular football player and Josh didn't bother talking to Ryan. Then Josh
was mad at a girl name Monica Roby and as a joke he rape her with a wolf
mask on so she wouldn't notice but Ryan saw what happen and knew whose
mask that was. Josh knew that Ryan knew and told him not to tell anyone but
everyone was asking him who did it like his parents, the principal, Mr. Roby,
Mrs. Roby, and Detective Langford. As Ryan try to do the right thing some
This was a Man vs. Society conflict. Ryan knew if he told on Josh of
what happen at the time Monica Roby was being rape then the whole baseball
team would hate him. Another one was when he was up batting earlier in the
book he kept on thinking if he miss than the people will start hating him
because he lose the game. Ryan wanted to be a popular kid but he couldn't
play well in baseball because of his ankle. He finally work it out and started
improving his ankle by doing push ups and lifting weights.
He wanted to show the school how good he is in baseball as a catcher.
Another one was when Monica was rape everyone started to ask him who
rape her but he didn't want answer but then one day he answer and said Josh
did it. It got everyone mad in the baseball team and they lose the game.
Early in the book when Josh was popul... Continues...