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By Rocco Brown
“I always start off with something real, but then I unleash my imagination to make it more exciting, funnier, or a better story” (www2.scholastic.com). The author Gordon Korman uses this to produce very great books. He has written over 50 books, all relating to this quote. Gordon was born on October 23, 1963, in Montreal, Quebec (www2.scholastic.com). He now lives with his wife and three kids in Long Island, New York. Gordon Korman is a great writer who has written many books that appeal to people of all ages.
Even though Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, he attended a public high school in Ontario (www.wikipedia.com). He then moved to the United States to attend New York University, where he studied film (http://library.thinkquest.org). Later, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic and Visual Writing. His writing career did not begin here, though. Gordon was always interested in writing. He wrote his first book during grade school (www.wikipedia.com). The students in Gordon’s Seventh Grade class were required to write a novel during the semester. His writing was called This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall. Gordon mailed his work to Scholastic, and his book was published when he was only fourteen years old. After college, he continued writing books, including six other books in the MacDonald Hall series.
Some of Gordon Korman’s famous works are No Coins Please, Schooled, Son of the Mob, Born to Rock, and The 39 Clues series (www.wikipedia.com). His genres vary in every book that he’s written. In Born to Rock, a kid is born into a rock and roll family with hippies as parents (http://gordonkorman.com). In Son of the Mob, a kid has to live with his father, who is a major player in the Mafia. Along with comedy and suspense, his genres also include mysteries and sports. His books consist of a wide variety of different subjects. Pop, the book that I read, has comedy and a lot of football, but many points of the book get serious. Marcus, the main character, has to deal with high school and growing up. These are the reasons that Gordon Korman is a #1 New York Times best selling author. Many of his books have also been awarded Best Books for Young Adults.
Gordon Korman’s books are mainly for young adults. He influences students and children to start writing at a young age, like he did. Also, he influences children to write about topics that they like; this will make their writing experience more fun. Gordon impacts society because he has written so many books, and all his books have something different about them. Gordon is influenced to write about many things. He takes real life situations, and uses his imagination to create a better story. This is why many people call him a great writer.
Gordon Korman is a great writer. He has a book for everyone. Gordon has been written many books over the years, and they have all been good. If he continues this success, his future could be great. If readers want to help Gordon’s popularity, all they have to do are read his books and ecourage others to do so as well. They will enjoy them. Gordon Korman is not like other authors. His style is unique, which make his books so great. If this author’s books were not published, then society would lack having such a great author with as much diversity as Gordon. Without Gordon Korman, there would not be as many funny, suspenseful, exciting, and spectacular books today.
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