“I Just Wanna be Average” essay pre-writing activity

The section of the reading on page 19-22 discusses Rose’s interest in his chemistry set. This interest shows a child’s curiosity with the world and how things that are more and more dangerous interest him. This is shown when his mom’s coworker has a son that was seriously injured while playing with explosives. While most would see that as scary he wanted to experience it. He follows that incident by wanting to recreate that event on himself. He is exploring his interests and he seems to be taking a liking to the sciences like chemistry or astronomy.

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