My November Book Report:
Shadow of a Bill, book report by Sam
Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojecieshowska, is a very detailed book. It is about a boy named Manolo, in the 1960's. Everyone in his village says that he would become a great bullfighter like his father. But Manolo is a coward. He is afraid of heights, cars, and especially bulls.
When Manolo turns 11, six men come and teach him to fight bulls. And one night Manolo's friend Juan, takes him to a pasture of bulls to overcome his fears. Manolo does a fine job, but still he does not want to fight. Juan gets hurt from fighting, and sent to a doctor's clinic. There, as Manolo discovers what he would like to be instead of a matador (bullfighter).
How can Manolo tell everyone who expects him to become one? So when the six men take Manolo to fight his first bull, and luckily Manolo shouts to those watching him that he doesn't want to be a full fighter, he would like to be a doctor and Juan would be a better matador.
In conclusion, though the book didn't really say what happened after that, I think Manolo became a good doctor, and Juan became a famous matador.
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