Take a shot if you've got it...You are invincible! Remember that!
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But when Mrs. Murphy tells me I'm smart, Iam. When she tells me I'm funny, Iam.
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"Her arms come around me and rest on my back."
Carley is now acting kind and supportive to Daniel because she sees his struggles in basketball, and wants to get along with him and make him a better basketball player that has more confidence in his shooting. She also is starting to actually care about his games and come to support him.
Carley has changed greatly in this scene because she now believes that good things Mrs. Murphy says about her. Before when people would try to compliment her, she would just think of herself as the foster child. She has changed probably because she trusts Mrs. Murphy's words.
Carley's actions change here because she now allowing Mrs. Murphy to hug her because she knows that she can trust her. She also knows now that Mrs. Murphy does love her and that she won't hurt her physically and mentally like Dennis and her mom.
" The number six makes me remember my mother's favorite vase. How I filled it with six big, clear marbles..."
This memory moment is very important because it shows the night Dennis was chasing Carley and trying to beat her up. This shows that she can't get that memory out of her head and that she is still trying to figure out why her mother was trying to hold her ankle.
"My mind plays a movie for me. The movie of the night everything tipped upward and all around."
This memory is important because it shows that although Carley acts tough and doesn't cry, she still feels pain and sadness because of her past.
"... people assumed I was dumb because I had mismatched or dirty clothes."
This memory is important because it reveals details of her past. It also shows that Carley thinks about her mother constantly and it shows that she misses her.