Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

By Preston Norton

Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he’s so enormous-6’6″ and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother’s suicide.
There’s no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns to school after a near-death experience with a bizarre claim: while he was unconscious he saw God, who gave him a list of things to do to make Happy Valley High suck less. And God said there’s only one person who can help: Neanderthal.

Blog Discussion:  Cliff and Aaron are making a positive impact at Happy Valley High, but some people are critical of the motive behind their actions. In your option if Cliff and Aaron are making a positive impact, does it matter why they are doing it?

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2 thoughts on “Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

  1. After reading this book I found that it’s not so much why Cliff and Aaron are making Happy Valley High a better place, but the effects it is having on people. The main cause for these two for making HVH a better place was because Aaron believes he saw God and that God gave him a list on what to do to make HVH a better place. There were several characters in this book that though they were crazy, but in the end their efforts paid off and HVH was looking like a better place. Even with all the doubt and negativity that came from the original intent of this mission, it seems that everyone in some way or another benefited from the actions of Cliff and Aaron. To answer the question though no, I don’t believe that it matters why they are doing this, but instead it matters the effect it is having on the people around them.

  2. After reading the book I found Cliff and Aaron are making a positive impact on Happy Valley High and it doesn’t really matter about why they are doing it. The main reason why they were doing it in the beginning is because Aaron saw God and he gave him a list to make Happy Valley High better. A lot of people thought they were crazy and thought Aaron just had brain damage from getting hit by the boat. In the end it all paid off and they did everything on the list. In the end they realized that it didn’t matter who the list was from it matter that they helped the school and the people. So in my opinion it never matter who the list was from or why they were doing the list, it matter that they helped the people around them and made their school a better place.

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