Shooting Monarchs

Shooting Monarchs

by John Halliday

Macy grew up unwanted, unloved, and alone.

By his teens he had quit school and begun stealing.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Young Adult
  • Rating: 3.73
  • Pages: 135
  • Publish Date: March 1st 2003 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Isbn10: 0689843380
  • Isbn13: 9780689843389

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Shooting Monarchs, by John Halliday, was a very interesting book that will make you want to read it in one sitting. On page 117, after Danny was shot, Chad said, Nice shooting, Sheriff. All in all, I really enjoyed reading the book Shooting Monarchs, John Halliday.

The main Character of this book, Macy grew up with a hard life, unwanted, unloved, and no one to look after him. My Favorite Character was Leah Hoffman, she lived a great life and was the star of the track team and basically the whole school.

I was recommended this book by a friend, who said it was a quick, easy and enjoyable read. What kept me reading these pages was not a love of the story and characters, and a genuine interest in their well-beings, but a sick, morbid curiosity and a desire to see these boring drab characters meet a gruesome, painful demise. From the first page, in which we are introduced to Macy and his bum of a mother, we are treated to an "inside view" into the mind of a serial killer. It just proceeded to go downhill from there, as it introduced a man who believed garlic is the reason he had a miracle child, a cop who's backstory is this novel's attempt at a heartwarming Mentor-Changed-My-Life story, and a love sick highschooler, whos back story is an attempt to mimic that of Macy's, bringing about a sense of parallellism.

Shooting monarchs was a group of stories about different people involved murders performed by a serial killer named Macy. In Macys childhood his mother would usually just leave him and stay out late. Its only until Macy comes and kidnaps Leah that the town realizes the potential for their relaxed views. Luckily Danny comes to Leahs rescue like his dreams he use to in have days before. Unfortunately Macy shoots Danny before he could get away. Macy is sentenced to court the kidnapping of Leah and the murder of Maria, the high school student killed earlier in the story.

One of my favorite lines from this book would have to be Ill be there in sunshine or in shadow, oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you.pg.121 It made me remember a great song that I learned at grief camp, this book makes you remember good and bad times but made me feel that theres always a bright side no matter how bad things get. I would recommend this amazing book for everyone it is for a little bit more audience but if you can take drama, happiness, pain in a great book you should read it.

Essay Shooting Monarchs I would recommend this book to everyone because this is a story that will take effect on them and realize how thankful they are to have loving and caring parents. My favorite character in this book was Maria because, she really did inspire people. My least favorite character was Macys mother because she wasnt a role model to her son at all, never did care for him, treated him with disrespect, doesnt love him, doesnt want him and said that he as just another mistake in her life.

My least favorite character is macys mother. Because the mother was giving birth and she wanted to watch the thanksgiving parade, and she was so busy watching the parade she didnt know what to name the baby so she looked at the tv screen and saw a macys parade and decided to name it macy.

My favorite character in this book is Macy because hes been through a lot and I feel sorry for him. My least favorite character in the book is his mother because she treated him really bad when he was younger.