It's about the struggles of High School in 1968, the year Madelyn West turns sixteen. George Lucas said, "Confusion turned to Chaos is a great book and will make a wonderful movie." Confusion turned to Chaos had to be self published because, publishers told Grace, they were not willing to publish a book that tackles the subject of racism in high school, since none exists. More
Confusion turned to Chaos is about the struggles of High School in 1968, the year Madelyn West turns sixteen. Confusion turned to Chaos tells stories of important historical events, as well as Madelyn’s high-school and home life experience and difficulties: including bullying, prejudice, racism, the Mafia, and cliques. Madelyn encounters Bruce Springsteen and makes the acquaintance of Tony Soprano. In the end Madelyn is able to help avert a race riot at Clear Mountain High School, near Newark, NJ: proof that one average kid, with problems, can make a difference. The theme of Confusion turned to Chaos is tolerance and acceptance. The story is true. The names have been changed to protect the guilty. Like ‘Crash’ Confusion turned to Chaos is meant to provoke discussion among high school and college students and open channels of healthy communication. Each chapter is designed to be read separately if classes wish to read only a chapter and discuss it. The memoir covers Madelyn’s Sophomore and Junior year in high school from April 4th to November 15th 1968. This memoir is a true story. All of the conversations and events are true as are the details of all of the incidents. The dates and some of the personal and school events are approximate. Historical events have been researched for accuracy. The last conversation with Christopher is a conglomeration of conversations that took place over a period of time. Madelyn’s comments are in italics throughout the book.Confusion turned to Chaos is memoir of 1968 through the eyes of Lynn Pezzutti. Madelyn West (Lynn Pezzutti) turns 16 and has many trials that prove one person CAN make a difference. George Lucas would like to make this book into a movie. Mr. Lucas loves the dialog, the description of the music and the down to earth feelings of a 16 year old High School Junior. He said "It comes with its own soundtrack." George Lucas told Oprah Winfrey, "It's a great book." "It has the best dialog I've ever read." - Steven Spielberg "Confusion turned to Chaos is a must read. I loved it." - Whoopi Goldberg. Note: This book had to be self published because, publishers told Grace, they were not willing to publish a book that tackles the subject of racism in high school - since none exists.