Coast to Coast
Cornelsen Mia School Goes Easier~
CORNELIER ENGLISH LIONARY
Table of Contents
Page 3-12: Reading Log
Page 13-16: Characterisation
Page 17-19: Research
Page 20-23: Analysis
Page 24-26: Comment
Page 27-31: Creative Writing
Page 32-33: Book Review
Page 34-41: Study Questions
Page 42-43: Sources
1) Organize the novel into meaningful sections/parts.
Part Chapter, page, line
1 2 3 4 5
- When I was a kid
He did not seem in the least bit surprised
I dropped his legs - I think he understood
I went home and slipped back into the house
But I was not ready to give up yet
After school, I went home to get more food - You take care of yourself
What happens in this part?
Cooper introduces himself and his normal life. After an argument with his dad, he goes to the beach Casuarina. There he finds an immigrant lying half-dead on the beach. With First Aid, Cooper reaches that the immigrant can open his eyes. Cooper finds out that the immigrant is called Bashir. He can speak a few words of English and tells how he got to Australia. Cooper buys him something to eat. Back home, he takes some clothes for Bashir and hides him in his father's hut. Cooper's normal life goes on. He goes to bed and hears his parents go to bed as well. The following day he must go to school. At the break, he talks to Kate, the only one he trusts. He tells her about Bashir and the hut. But Kate never breaks a rule and thinks Cooper should call the police or tell his dad. Cooper is stealing food for Bashir when his dad comes in. He wants to talk with Cooper. He thinks family is important, but it is more difficult because of the election. Cooper does not want to talk; he wants to find Bashir as fast as possible. His dad lets him go and tells him he loves him, which was unfamiliar to Cooper.
Casuarina - Where it all began
What to do with an illegal immigrant?
Cooper runs to the hut, but he cannot find Bashir. He is not in the hut and does not answer him. But then Bashir comes back carrying a fish. Bashir prepares the fish, and both talk to each other. Cooper and Bashir sit down and eat the fish. Cooper asks Bashir why his family lives in Pakistan. Bashir tells everything. He was born in Afghanistan but went to Pakistan and hoped life there would be better. But it was not. His father got killed, and his family told him to go to a nice country with democracy. So, after a long trip, he reached Australia. Kate is curious, she wants to meet Bashir's Dad Bashir. So, on a Friday, Cooper and Kate go to Bashir's hut. He has prepared fish. Kate asks him many questions. Bashir answers them all and talks about his Dad. He was shot by a bad man in Pakistan. Bashir wanted to help him, but it was too dangerous. He shot his father, and he was near shooting Bashir. But the bomb which exploded at the moment stopped him. After this visit, Cooper and Kate ask themselves what they should do with Bashir. Calling the police was no option, so they decide to teach Bashir English. In the following days, they wash Bashir's clothes, give them books to read, and borrow some English grammar books from the library. They tell Bashir some facts about Australia and show him some rugby games on Cooper's laptop. In addition, they write to different organizations under a false name and ask what to do in such a situation. But they do not get the answers they had hoped to get. One day Graham visits Cooper and asks him why he is not talking to him anymore. But he answers he is just busy. Cooper and Bashir are learning Bashir is found some English grammar when Cooper's Dad enters the hut. He is surprised meeting Cooper and Bashir.