"Chirstopher's eyes were cold. It was them" (272).
"There was a dangerous tone in his voice" (273).
"Upstairs were two bedrooms joined by a balcony... a second long deck with a redwood hot tub. Dozens of white ski runs and little daisy chains of Gondolas (150).
" Lord, she thought " You try to arrange a simple little seduction and it has to turn into a three-ring circus" (170).
"You don't understand everything, Zoey". "You're still just a kid" (268).
"I will." "God, how she wanted a fight (266).
Characterization Christopher has a past about how he was beaten up badly by a gang of skinheads who seen him talking to Zoey. We learn that he wants to hurt them or kill them for what they did to him that day.
"Don't be too quick to judge, later in life you may find that living up to your high ideals isn't easy. That life is more about shades of grey than it is black and white. And then you'll regret that you weren't more generous on the day you discovered your mother was just human" (269).
Imagrey After they all arrived at the Condo, they were amazed at how great it looked.
"The path from the ferry landing his home was one he knew so well... so many steps up the slow incline of Exchange Street... so many more steps along Camden to the gate... so many more steps to his room (275).
Theme Not a lot of people will think the same of you. They may think differently.
Applegate, Katherine, and Michael Grant. The Islanders. Vol. 3, HarperTeen, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
Foreshadowing Zoey's mom explains how she dosent know anything yet until she is older. It explains how life can change from grey to black and white and see what the future holds for you.
Motif It shows that Benjamin took so many steps to reach something. It took so many steps to go. It repeats "so many steps" for something.