The main character, Olivia, is an eleven-year-old girl who loves horses and finds her greatest happiness with them. The rest of her life is not so great: her family mostly ignores her and don't really understand, and she's a bit of a social outcast. She feels unhappy a lot of the time, as many young girls can feel, and in a low moment of unhappiness she unwittingly wishes to become a horse, as she thinks this will solve a lot of her problems. Olivia is shocked, to say the least, when she is actually turned into a horse. Thrust into the unprecedented situation of being a girl in a horse's body, Olivia is unsure of what to do. She feels strongly that she should keep her unusual state a secret,...
Graphic Violence provides an innovative introduction to the relationship between violence and visual media, discussing how media consumers and producers can think critically about and interact with violent visual content. It comprehensively surveys predominant theories of media violence and the research supporting and challenging them, addressing issues ranging from social learning, to representations of war and terrorism, to gender and hyper-masculinity. Each chapter features original artwork presenting a story in the style of a graphic novel to demonstrate the concepts at hand. Truly unique in its approach to the subject and medium, this volume is an excellent resource for undergraduate students of communication and media theory as well as anyone interested in understanding the causes and effects of violence in media.
Armed with the passion of youth and her childhood fantasies, Rhia Bryant swears a pact with her best friend Jimmy Grant to find the meaning of the word 'freedom'. Cities of wonder and delight become the backdrop for pleasure and pain as she is led into the secret world of Kurt, a protest marcher from her days at university. Meeting Kurt once more changes her life forever, but does he hold a secret that is far beyond her imagination?Through 'art' sketched onto her body by the hands of an exceptional tattooist, Rhia enters a world of deceit and lies, forcing those whom she loves to walk in her shadow. Questions arise as to how she must act towards Jimmy and who she can trust.For when deception is stripped away, what is left? And can freedom be redefined?
Within the ranks of a beleaguered army, hearts and thoughts turn towards home. A whole generation of young men, torn asunder by ravages of war, tormented by what would become known as the 'Devil's Breath'. From the rats that scampered around the dying, to the machines of steel trampling everything under their rolling treads, to the flying bullets and double-edged bayonets, the barbed-wire fencing and blood-curdling screams, 'no man's land' became representative of hell. As the demons of war raged around them, many a young man sat with a pen between their shaking fingers to write their fears: their desperation over a life that was fading €]