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學校名稱: 國立蘭陽女中 二年級 10 優等
作  者: 陳燕亭 
參賽標題: How to cheer yourself up instead of being beaten up?
書籍ISBN: 9780307589866
中文書名: 直到事情發生
原文書名: Nothing happens until it happens to you
書籍作者: T.M.SHINE
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出版單位: Crown Publishing Group
出版年月: 2010年11月23日
版  次: 一版

一●圖書作者與內容簡介:
It’s an interesting and encourage novel written at the viewpoint of six different characters in the society---Meddle-aged men, Self-perception, Unemployment, Florida, Domestic, and Psychological. Describing a man who had suffered from the most difficult period in his life, making himself to have any opportunities no matter how tough the task he was facing with.
To evade the miserable marriage and boring family life, he ran away from his cold-blooding family, taking on copious of ridiculous jobs that you may even not hear about. Such as dressing up as the Statue of Liberty in public, breeding fish in a tub of mud, or even acting like the celebrities. What he had done was only to make some money to raise himself. All of these crazy chores he had done might sound ludicrous and most people consider it outrageous to do these things; however, he didn’t give up when he encountered those major crises through his life at the age of 40.
During ten weeks of stray-life, facing illness and death from the surroundings. He also realized that being laid off from the job he had for eighteen years wasn’t that kind of bad. He finally went back to his home, and showed lots of appreciations to his beloved family members.

二●內容摘錄:
? I am probably jumping the gun, maybe I could work it out with a Bryan or a Tim at midlevel but my eye is focused laserlike on the red line. There is nothing left on my horizon but the phone. I could hit it with a burp from twenty yards out. P.151

三●我的觀點:
It might be a necessary process for everyone to encounter life difficulties. Facing any ups or downs, feeling distressed at the first moment when getting bad news. But, does anyone determine to try their best to conquer the problem and get through it instead of giving up at the first moment? To be honest, I can’t. When friends around me are having some tough problems, I would persuade myself that I wouldn’t be so unlucky to have the same problems; these kinds of bad things would never happen to me. Until one day, one of these incredible things really happened to me…
Take myself for example. Nowadays, anchors on the TV programs always report on who is divorced after being caught having an affair, or show children needing some help due to their parents’ ill relationship or death, which leads to poverty. In the beginning, all of these seemed irrelevant to me, until last year, when my parents separated after a serious argument. When I first received this news from my aunt at school, tears rolling down my cheeks without control while my face felling lower and lower, even I was watching the performance of English Dramas in the hall. I sobbed for about twenty minutes, blaming my constant arguments with my little brother, making my mother so angry that she decided to leave. After that, I wanted to be alone, rather than talk to anyone in this society. My heart was bleeding with sorrow, slowly, insidiously and painfully. “Nothing happens until it happens to you.” How I desired an end to it all! What’s worse, my mom attempted suicide the next day by taking a large amount of sleeping pills! Luckily, after an emergency rescue by the doctors, she finally regained consciousness. However, she’d made up her mind to live in another place.
After a few months of adjusting and my school teacher’s counseling, I felt much better and gradually felt more optimistic. I realized that there must have been some problems between my parents for a long period, troubling them even when they tried to sit down in peace and talk to each other patiently. I knew they must have their own ineffable difficulties, such as the different approaches toward daily life, money, or even my studies. I changed my way of thinking and survived the tough time. And now, I am getting used to my life without Mom.

四●討論議題:
What do most people do when they face with the difficulties? Do they keep trying their best to solve the problem or they just choose to give up as quickly as possible? Imagine you’re now having the big problems, what problems could they be? How will you do to get through of them?