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Darian Young ,2A


In my book "Riot Act" by Diane Tullson one of the problems that happens is Daniel and his friend Nick go to a football game and his friend gets wasted. To avoid the riot that happens later on, they could have just left before things got too crazy.

Down in the dumps

In this book the one character i would remove would probably be Mia because she does really contribute to the story in the sense that she doesn't really help nick and Daniel issues that end up happening. She really just kind of blame them for things that wasn't there fault.

Fab Five's/Fav's

"Dad, relax. When have you ever been anything less then a perfect son."

This quote is one of my favorites because it's every teens famous last words.

"where are my chips?"

because we've all been with that friend that never gets you the right thing

"I'll have that bottle"

because when ever you hear a cop say this you know your screwed


Apparently when your in a mob you just want to set stuff on fire

"I just washed those "

cause when a mob breaks in and throws dishes that what you think

Face to Face

Q:"so now you know there was going to be a mob after the football game would you still have gone nick"

A:"probably not, considering i was caught on tape or at least my shirt was and i ended up losing my job"

Q:"Daniel i turn to you if you could have prevented one thing that came from this mob what would it be?"

A:"Ummm, i think it would be stopping the rioting mob from destroying Abbi's store "

Q:"Mia, why weren't you more caring to your brother Daniel after he was injured from the mob. Plus he tried stopping the mob and was doing his best to keep nick out of trouble, yet you still were mad at him?"

A:"honestly because i told him not to go in the first place and he didn't listen to me"

Q:"well Mia its not like he knew it was going to happen and its not like he wasn't trying to get home, he had no way to"

A:"Well still I'm just mad at the fact that i had a bad feeling about the whole thing yet he chose not to listen, so what ever happened to him is on him"

Q:"Nick back to you ,why on earth would you wear your work shirt to a football game that was kind of a poor decision on your part don't you think?''

A:" At the time i guess i was thinking. looking back now i wouldn't wear it because that ended up being the main reason for losing my job"

Q:"Daniel, do you think after the riot and after everything that went down do you think your father lost some respect for you in the end"

A:"I wish I could say no but honestly yes because of the fact he trusted me to be responsible and in a sense i let him down and it looks bad on him because he is a cop"

Q:"Alright dad your up, knowing you told Daniel to be responsible and safe do you feel he listened to you and at least try to do the right thing knowing what you know?"

A:"Well yes and no, i honestly didn't agree with the whole thing in the first place, no i don't. That being said what he tried doing in the situation made me proud and the question earlier about me losing respect , i wouldn't say that i was more just disappointed "

Q:"Daniel do you think if circumstances were different , would you and Abbi have meet each other? "

A:"I think so , and if things would have happened different i think we would have had a good relationship together"

Q:"Abbi, after witnessing a mob break into your store trashing and being injured in the process what was you first thought when you saw Daniel?"

A:" I thought to myself that this is how I'm going to die. after meeting him though i felt safer "

Q:" do you think you'll e able to reopen your grand fathers store ?"

A:" The truth is no which is sad thats all we had but we will find a way to keep going"

Best seller or Discount shelf ?

In my honest opinion i would not recommend this to someone for this reason; It hooked me at first but once you got past all the events that actually take place in the riot it gets kind of boring it felt like the writer got lazy after about the first 5 chapters. It was just a long tangent about what happened after the riot and yes that would have been cool if they were to use different details to tell what was happening after the riot but instead they chose boring conversations that went between each of the main characters. So in conclusion I would end up placing this book on the discount shelf.

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Riot Act (Orca Soundings #1)

by Diane Tullson

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 · rating details · 27 ratings · 10 reviews

How often do you get to see a car tipped or stores looted? Seventeen-year-old Daniel gets caught up in a post-game riot, and then he and his best friend escape police by breaking into a store. They only intend to cut through to the alley, but rioters follow and trash the place. Daniel prevents an arsonist from torching the store; the next day he's a hero while his friend i ...more

Paperback, 128 pages

Published April 1st 2012 by Orca Books Publishing (first published March 1st 2012)

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Apr 28, 2015Angel Vasquez rated it 5 of 5 stars

I think that this book is very good as it has some interesting events.In the story it talks about how Nick And Daniel go to a game of hockey to watch their team in the finals.When they see that their team loses people start drinking beer and starts trashing the pizza place,People are throwing punches taking drinks from the cooler without paying.Then people go outside and it get's worse,The people that were in every shop got out and started rolling over cars trashing the streets with bottles.A po ...more

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Sep 16, 2012Carson rated it 4 of 5 stars

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Riot Act
Diane Tullson
Realistic fiction
128 pages

This book is about a boy named Daniel who went to the Stanley Cup finals. After the game on his way home, he was caught in an after game riot in the city of Vancouver. People began to loot a pizza shop. Dan and his brother Nick followed because they were hungry. While they were in the pizza shop, they found a disoriented girl under the counter. Daniel decided to help the girl get out safely. While leaving the shop, Dan and his brother Nick became ...more

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Feb 22, 2013Tanner Oleksiuk rated it 4 of 5 stars

Imagine being stuck in complete craziness, cars around you catching on fire, drunken rioters going crazy, glass shattering and tear gas. The characters of this book had experienced this and worse after going to watch the Vancouver Canucks game in downtown Vancouver when afterwards, when the Canucks lost the game and the riot broke out. Dan and Nick the protagonists of this story were trapped right in the middle of it all and the next day when they were catching people; there was a picture of Nic ...more

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Oct 22, 2012Kris rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition

Shelves: youngadult, bookreviewcenter

Recommended for gr. 9-12: profanity (no f-words), underage drinking, characters are high-school age. High interest, low level.
17-year-old Daniel and his friend go downtown to watch the finals of a big game and hang out with the crowds. After their team loses, people in the crowd begin destroying property and a riot erupts. Daniel goes along with the crowd, but realizes that things have gotten out of hand. He breaks a store window (to escape out the back), rioters enter and attempt to set the sto ...more

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Aug 14, 2012Diane Ferbrache rated it 4 of 5 stars

Shelves: washyarg, young-adult

Daniel and his buddy Nick are just out for a good time. The want to enjoy the game and have fun, but things go terribly wrong. After the game, people spill out into the streets and things get out of hand quickly. First it's an overturned car, then a few broken windows, soon it's an all-out riot. Daniel is trying to stay out of it, but he won't leave without Nick who seems to lose all sense.

Written after the riots in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup playoffs, Tullson writes a story about teens in ...more

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Jul 17, 2014Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars

Shelves: young-adult, read-in-2014

Riot Act started off okay, but then picked up once the riot happened. The riot portion of this book was intense and action-packed. Then ending was lacking closure, but all in all this was an entertaining read and one I'd recommend.

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Mar 09, 2014Kathy rated it 3 of 5 stars

This is an excellent book for reluctant readers. it is fast paced and easy to read. it won the honour of being the book of the month for our schools online bookclub.

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Mar 15, 2014Lisa McManus rated it 5 of 5 stars

fab book. Highly recomnend ! Good easy read for teens of today!

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May 02, 2012Kaylabookworm22 L rated it 5 of 5 stars

I love this book! :)

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thematically speaking

my books over all theme was showing comical ways of day to day activities or serious matters that people try to avoid like in quote number 2 his idea for that story was to show that sometimes we as consumers take certain services for granted like flight attendants and in return they can be nasty. Another instants would be in like quote number 6 he is portraying the stereo type of rich people. basically the writer makes stories that sometimes take people out of their comfort zones.

Best seller

This book in my opinion was hilarious an im robably will recommend this book to people. have a dark kind of sense of humor and this book had the same kind of thoughts as myself.

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"You can only be young once. But you can always be immature."

- dave berry

he was one of the writers for "pre-hysterical hare"

also one of the writers for a pink panther episode "pinkfingers"

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