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Raul Chacon was standing in the middle of the parking lot outside my classroom, shivering in the freezing rain” (3), and “I had intended to keep Raul after class and give him a stern lecture, but I ended up giving him a hundred dollars instead” (4).
Johnson doles out information in tantalizing, heaping teaspoons.
They were called the class from Hell-thirty-four inner city sophomores she inherited from a teacher who'd been "pushed over the edge." She was told "those kids have tasted blood.
Its soundtrack, and more specifically, Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise,” became a cultural phenomenon.
In the book, Johnson never has her life threatened by a student.
She never hosts a school fundraiser at a strip club.
One way she does this is by collapsing series of three or four small actions into quick, efficient summaries that propel the scene.
Examples: “He leaned forward, crossed his arms on his desktop, and looked me straight in the eye” (33); “Jason was still holding the pencil, frowning at the page.
It even spawned a short-lived television series that replaced Pfeiffer with Annie Potts as Johnson.