Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones is another book you don't quite know very well what to expect when you pick it up, but when you read it you obtain it very quickly. It affects you emotionally as a reader and helps it be interesting. Mass market book publishing is, like movies, a calculated and repetitive business. Sebold was included with something really different. She was lucky to get her publication published, and when she did, no one expected it to sell over 2 million copies or be on the brand new York Times bestseller list for over each year (Bradshaw).
In 1977, Tracy Terrell, a teacher of Spanish in California, specified "a proposal for a new philosophy of vocabulary coaching which [he] called the Natural Strategy" (Terrell 1977; 1982: 121). This was an attempt to develop a language coaching proposal that included the "naturalistic" ideas researchers had discovered in studies of second language acquisition. The Natural Strategy grew out of Terrell's experience instructing Spanish classes. Since that time Terrell yet others have experimented with applying the Natural Methodology in elementary- to advanced-level classes and with several other languages.