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I loved how in the end Melissa saw how people Rick treated Angus and knew it was someone she could truly talk to. I am sure this made Angus have a little more confidence after realizing his dream girl had a problem of her own.

The short story exposes the reality of the difficult life that many kids face. His parents divorced and both married the same sex.

Theme of the Short Story ‘A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune’

I definitely agree that bullying is a terrible issue for a child to endure and this book touches bases on just about everything a child could be teased for. I noticed the lack of concern from those officials who can stop bullying. Ahgus would not matter where in the year i placed this reading because this issue happens every day 2. I did not like zngus harsh, blunt attack that Angus put on himself. I agree with this because I have experienced this type of pressure to fit in and be popular like most all of my friends and peers.

The main issue of this work is the bullying that Angus indures.

This betuune displays bullying, fighting, betrayal, and surprise. Happiness versus Conformity Homosexuality was far more stigmatized when Crutcher first published this short story in than it is now.


Short Story Review for A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune

This book address the fact that kids faces challenges, but also the way others treat kids who have different lives. Below are several teaching ideas, concerns, themes, or connections with other text that a teacher could consider important and could possibly teach: I loved how Chris Curtcher made Angus light hearted in the sense that he could laugh at his life and did not want people to feel sorry for him or go to therapy. The night of the ball doesn’t start out very well for Angus, but as the night btief on, events begin to unfold and you realize that things are not exactly what they seems.

Ths has a very unique life. A brief moment in the life of Angus Bethune was enticing from beginning to end. This is the result of a joke by Rick Sanford, the boyfriend of Melissa, his long-time crush. This was Angus’ story and he led us through it as maticulously as the mean kid had set hethune up to be prom king.

With issues of mooment and being unique, this short story is a great teaching tool for students. Unfortunately, in life kids will understand that life is hard and very seldom work out for the best.

This may be a long shot, but this book could be used to talk about happy endings, relating to several different plots in fairy tales. I could relate a lot to this, with sometimes feeling like the heaviest off ugliest person in the room.

It seemed that the auther want us to see how things usually work themselves out and there is always a happy ending. As the overweight son of divorced, gay parents, the protagonist Angus Bethune hardly meets his classmates’ definition anbus “normal. An activity i could do before or after reading this short story would be to place a big straight line down the middle of my class room and as students to stand on either side away from the line.

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. This is a comedic short story on a serious issue. The story focuses on Angus Bethune, an overweight teenager with two sets of homosexual parents. The text is very relatable to most anyone who has experienced the hardships of high school peer pressure.


I really enjoyed this story because it was both humorous and serious. The sarcastic descriptions of the various characters make for a very entertaining read.

Jan 29, Angus tells his story angsu first person point-of-view, which allows the reader to better understand his situation and the struggles he faces in school. The main issue that arises in this book is the bullying that students endure. The inability of others to accept Angus causes so much doubt and dislike towards his own personhood. Melissa Lefevre is one of the prettiest girls in the school, and Angus just so happens to have a crush on her, one that has lasted since kindergarten.

As a practical joke from some of the more ‘popular’ kids in school, he has been chosen as the king of the prom and must face one of his greatest fears- dancing with the girl of his dreams. Angus and Melissa both have issues and it proves that just because your popular in school, does not mean you do not have issues. Therefore, the read was not nearly as enjoyable as I would like.

Brirf Angus got the chance to become Winter Ball King, his dream of talking to and dancing with his dream girl Melissa Lefevre came true. I agree with Crutcher that this is a major issue especially for adolescents today. Even though I know this type of life is a reality, I found it difficult to read.

Also, the physical appearance plays a role in how his peers view him.