C = Combine How do you think the story would have changed if Bobby had a personality like Addie?
We need to get the word out about our party. I'm thinking posters, buttons, and T-shirts.
Wow, I'm surprised at that. You kind of remind me of myself.
A = Adapt How would the story change if Joe had adapted to life just like Skeezie had? (divorced parents)
I can't believe my mother left my father. I feel so bad. This old house was all he could afford.
M = Magnify How would the story have changed if Mrs. Wyman started dating Mr. Kiley?
Oh, this is lovely. I can't believe you really want to date me!
Of course I do! You are the most wonderful person I have ever met!
I think that Bobby wouldn't think so negatively about himself so often if this was true. Bobby would probably have better grades throughout middle school, and he might have also tried to find a better job that suits him, instead of being a tie salesman. I also believe that Bobby could have more friends than he does in the book. He would probably have more self-esteem and self-confidence. Bobby also might have been a more positive person in general.
P = Put to other use How could Colin have used his level of popularity to tell his real crush (Joe) how he felt?
Joe, even though most people think I'm popular, I'm really not. And, I really like you. Would you consider being my boyfriend?
So, are you telling me you like me for real? Because if you are, I would totally be your boyfriend!
I feel that Joe would act more like the gender he really is then acting more like a girl if this were to happen. I also believe that Joe's self-esteem would decrease, and make him feel bad about himself. He also might think that his parents split up because of him. He probably would be anti-social, and would never agree to be a part of the No-Name party. Joe also might not have been gay because of his parent's decision.
E = Eliminate How would the story have been affected if Kelsey was never in it?
So, do you guys have a crush on anyone yet?
I do! I really like Colin!
Mrs. Wyman would not have such a gloomy personality all the time if this were to actually happen in the book. Mrs. Wyman would not have told Addie that she had to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance if she had a significant other. Mr. Kiley would be a reminder of happiness to Mrs. Wyman, and he would cure her sad emotions. Mrs. Wyman and Mr. Kiley would probably agree on everything, also. Mrs. Wyman and Mr. Kiley would be a great couple, too.
R = Rearrange What would have happened if DuShawn wasn't black?
So, does anyone have any ideas for a new president candidate for our party?
I don't know.
I think that Colin could have used his middle school popularity level to tell Joe how he felt if he confessed his feelings. Colin could have told Joe how he truly felt about being popular. Colin could have also told Joe how he felt about Joe. Joe would most likely understand what Colin was going through, and accept his thoughts. Plus, Joe is a naturally nice person, so he would trust Colin and gladly accept his offer.
If Kelsey never existed in The Misfits then Bobby would never have a crush in school. Bobby would also be less nervous all the time if he never had a crush. I also think that he would feel more confident during his speech. I also believe that less posters would be around the school since Kelsey helped them. Bobby would never be able to confess his feelings, too.
Nah, not yet. I'm not into anyone yet at this school.
I think that if DuShawn wasn't black then The No-Name party wouldn't have been motivated to officially compete in the election. Addie would never have asked DuShawn to run for president if he wasn't black. I also think that DuShawn would have never asked Addie to go to the dance with him. I think that The No-Name party could have done great without DuShawn, anyway. I also believe that Addie might have asked someone else, who was black.
Not DuShawn or Colin. They wouldn't be right for The No-Name party.