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  • "You know what? I don't know why I bother to come home anymore." He pulled out his wallet, dropped some money on the kitchen table, and walked out the door." Page 24
  • "There were three eyewitnesses, and each of them said the same thing: the Happy Cow Ice Cream truck came over a crest in the road and hit Momma so hard she was knocked clean out of her geranium-red satin shoes. A big-bellied polieceman stood in our driveway and told my dad that Momma had died instantly." Page 27
  • "How long we sat on her porch swing I couldn't say, but when Mrs. Odell pressed her cheek against mine and said"Write to me, honey, and I'll write to you too," I was so said I couldn't even speak." Page 43
  • This moment is near the start of the story. At just age 8 Cee Cee the main character is left to take care of herself and her mentally ill mother . This connects to the theme of maturity through out the book and selfdependance
  • "Just as she planted her feet on the first step, I blurted "I love you Oletta Jones." Page 270
  • "I turned and looked at Aunt Tooties house, my gaze traveling to my sleeping porch, up to the huge trees, and into the bright Georgia sky. And as I stood there, soaking in the wonder of my new life, I knew savannah was my home. I was safe here, I belonged, knew I always would." Page 299
  • After one year of not hearing from her father Cee Cee returns home from school on her last day, to her father in her driveway waiting to tell her that her mother was hit by a car and died. Cee Cee's mother was not well and was always wearing her old pageant dress from when she was in high school. The pageant dress is a symbol because Cee Cee fears fancy dresses and refuses to wear them.
  • Once her mothers funeral is over , Cee Cee's father informs her that she will be going to live in Savannah Georgia with her Great Aunt. She has to say goodbye to her life in Ohio and to her only friend her elderly neighbor. This is hard for Cee Cee because she has never met her Great Aunt or been anywhere else. This relates to the themes of maturity and independence because at just 9 years old she has experienced a lot of change and has had to grow up fast.
  • "I all but fell to my knees with gratefulness at the sight of her- my new friend who was wearing a new uniform exactly like mine and a smile as wide as the new day."
  • When Cee Cee arrives in Savannah, she says it is the most beautiful home she has ever seen and begins to be thankful for her second chance. She becomes very close to her Great Aunts maid Oletta. This is similar to her only other friend Mrs. Odell her elderly neighbor in Ohio.
  • While at a dinner party in her new home surrounded with her new friends and family, Cee Cee realizes she has found her place and through out all of her change she has finally found where she belongs and begins to break the theme of self independence and enjoying her life.
  • By the end of the book Cee Cee has made a new friend and has someone to walk to school with on her first day. She has broken the common themes of maturity and self independence and has begun to act her own age.
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