"Once she fell off her bike and cut her knee so badly her mother thought she would need stitches, but Temple never cried (31).
Are you okay!! You fell off your bike!
Signpost: Extreme or Absolute Language
"The U-shaped brick building seemed monstrously big"(39).
"Temple could tell when a horse was starting to get nervous: a fearful horse swishes his tail,and the swishing becomes more rapid with mounting fear. But because Temple also noticed the same details the horses did-like a bale of hay slightly out of place-she could make small changes to clam the animal's fear before it turned to panic"(55).
This is contrast and contradiction because normally a child would cry but Temple didn't cry. This matters because you can tell that Temple is not ordinary because her emotions and sensors are very different from other kids assuming they would cry.
Word Gap: Entranced
"Most of the girls didn't understand why Temple was different. They just thought she was strange. She liked to repeat words and phrases"(40).
Jell-o.... Jell-o... hmm that's a funny word
The author includes this extreme or absolute language because she is emphasizing Temple's nerves for going to the new school.
Temple is showing a growth mindset because she is embracing challenges by learning to understand horses. If Temple have not discovered the horses, Then she would have not discovered the connections between autistic people and horses.
Book Club Question
Definition: To carry away with delight or wonder Technical Term: No
Temple Grandin wanted to go to school and have everything like it was in elementary school, but girls were growing up and being mean, so Temple stuck up for herself but the result was getting kicked out of school.
How will Temple get over her panic attacks?
When will Temple's dad finally love or notice her in a good way?