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Zack W. Van

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in Kenosha, The United States



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December 2011

Zack W. Van is an exciting and talented young author. At just 19, he published his first novel named "Inanimate Heroes", a story of hardship for a gay teen trying to defend himself from bullying. At 22, he is currently working on several different works, including his second book.

Today, while I was browsing Facebook, I saw a post that really caught my attention. In a tribute page for Jamey Rodemeyer, one of the kids the book is dedicated to, I noticed a disturbing comment. In a post about wishing everyone a merry Christmas and happy new year, one comment read “Well maybe his parents would have if he hadn’t been so selfish.” Obviously this blunt ignorance really upset me... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.85 · 20 ratings · 9 reviews · 1 distinct work
Inanimate Heroes

4.85 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Picture of you (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: This was a poem I wrote when I saw this picture of Tina Meir holding pictures of her daughter, who commited suicide from bullying
Only A Right For Some (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 26, 2012 09:25PM
Description: I wrote this poem in my senior year of high school.I was upset that the LGBT community still couldn't get married or adopt, so I wrote a response in my own way.
That You'll remember me (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 26, 2012 09:20PM
Description: Young and stupid love
Dear Andy (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 26, 2012 09:09PM
Description: Tale of a love gone sour
Beauty is the Beast (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 20, 2012 10:52PM
Description: I wrote this poem in response to all people who feel empowered by their brain and not always their looks.
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Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
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“For every person who rides with a moral high-horse, they also have a dead horse that they haven't fed lying somewhere out of sight.”
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“You must keep looking on the bright side, because you won't find anything in the dark.”
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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One of the best books of many I've ever read. You truly fall in love with Piscine, and it is one of the best adventures I've ever taken part in. It's cliche, but I laughed, I cried, and now I'm sad the story is over. I still wonder which story was tr ...more
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Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
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Amazing book. One of my favorites. He does such a believable job at showing the point of view of a small child. I want to read it again.
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“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It's a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.”
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“The truth is helpless when up against perception”
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“I'm most disturbed by the theory of rubber resilience in children; as if its much easier to bounce back with youth. I see them more like Steel. When heated, they can be bent either which way. But if it's not corrected by the time things cool down, they can be forever changed.”
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“Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.”
Samuel Butler

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

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