An important event that happened in the book was when Chelsey found out that her dad was murdered on his work trip. Chelsey thought it was a nightmare and when she woke up her dad will be beside her. Everyone was in shock it was hard for her family to process. Chelsey lost her mom at a young age, now it's her dad.
"Finally, I reached the house. My grandma opened the door and her eyes looked sad.¨
"Something terrible has happened. Now you can scream when I tell you. Your dad has been killed."
Chelsey by Chelsey Shannon Alyssa Dababneh
This is a very important event that happened in the book because Chelsey starts suffering from depression. Her aunt realizes that she isn't herself anymore, and it will be hard to go back to normal. Chelsey's dad was her everything, losing two parents is going to be hard. Chelsey realizes that her father's death was never a nightmare, it was all real.
"We ordered a pizza that I couldn't eat. Disbelief clouded my thoughts as grief threatened to take my heart. I didn't want to eat, I just couldn't."
.... I hope she's okay, why isn't she eating, I thought she loved pizza.
This is a very important event in this book because it shows that Chelsey has the guts to come back to school like nothing happened. Her aunt wasn't ready for her to go back. Chelsey was ready to go back to her normal life and catch up with her education. She says her dad would of wanted her to go back.
Welcome Back Chelsey!! We missed you!
" I felt my classmates' eyes appraise me with a mixture of pity and discomfort. I've always been a shy person but being the center of attention is uneasy. I feel like nobody wants me here. My dad's death isn't going to push me back, it will move me forward, right?"
In this event, it was really hard for Chelsey because she stood up there to give a eulogy about her dad. Chelsey didn't want to believe it, and she wouldn't see her dad ever again. Chelsey spoke wisely up on the podium, and proved that he was a great father to her. Chelsey was very brave the whole time. This is an event that she'll never forget that can impact her life.
"My dear father, you were stolen from us. We should of spent more years together. The tears I've shed are countless. As we lay you rest, we will remember all the memories."
Chelsey is going through a hard time adjusting to this new life without parents. She tends to feel alone and helpless without them by her side. Chelsey is going through isolation and depression, because her dad was her everything and now he's gone. When her aunt told her the terrible news, she didn't want to believe it.
"Dear Daddy, this has to be dream. Please, let it be a dream. I love you too much to lose you like this."
The atmosphere for Chelsey is different. It's going to be hard for Chelsey to realize this is a reality for her now. Even though her dad died, he will always be with her. This is important because this is her first birthday without her dad or mom.
"I was laughing with my friends and family, but then I realized my dad's funeral was yesterday. It still makes me sick that he's not here with me. All my family is looking at me, and I can tell they are worried."