This is Katie, also known as Erin. She is a sweet thoughtful person. She married this guy named Kevin. At first, it was fine, but then he started hitting her. She tried multiple times to run away but it never worked. Her last time running away was a success. She moved to a different city and started a new life with Alex and his kids.
"Kevin hung up the phone without another word, knowing hed found her. Erin" (244).
This is Kevin. He was Katie's husband. He abused her contently. One day she decided to leave, but he caught her and beat her really bad. Katie finally got away and instead of letting her be, he tracked her down to hurt her and bring her home. He is a severe alcoholic that always has a drink in his hand.
"Booths displaying arts and crafts lined either side of the street, the air was thick with the scent of hot dogs and burgers, popcorn and cotton candy. On the main street, a local band was playing "Little Deuce Coupe" by the beach boys" (268).
I think the theme is that you can never give up. You may not think you can't get out of a bad situation, but you can. Katie was abused for years and tried to run away multiple times. And the third time she did. She got away from all the bad in her life. She went to a new city and made a new life. So if she can do it anyone can.
"Erin's back in Manchester" (152).
This sence represents suspence. After Erin ran away from him, he made it his mission to find her. He couldnt find her for a long time until he got a clue on what she switched her name too. This quote shows suspence because he finally found her and no one knows what hell do when he sees her. And it ended with that line at the end of the chapter.
This quote is showing setting because it is explaining what is being shown to the characters. You can picture seeing everything that is being described in this quote. This is where Katie, Alex, and the kids are, at a carnival.
This shows irony because Kevin is lying where Katie really is. He is telling his friends that she is helping one of her "friends" when in reality he doesnt have a clue where she is.