Reading Project part 2 Ellie Butkovich

Reading Project part 2 Ellie Butkovich

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  • Characterization
  • "'But where are we GOING?' June shouted. 'WE'RE JUST RUNNING,' Delia shouted." (11).
  • Imagery
  • "Maybe she climbed up onto the old closed-off bridge that stretches over the reservoir and went out onto the rotted part beyond the 'do not pass' sign." (5).
  • Theme
  • "Standing there right in front of me, is Delia. My heart stops, starts again, stops. She's staring right at me. Her eyes are bright. 'Oh my God,' I whisper. I feel a flood of happiness, relief, then pure ice-cold fear. I have no idea what's going on." (163).
  • June and Delia were two best friends who proved the theory opposites attract. June was always worried and skeptical of Delia's choices, while Delia was carefree and didn't think of consequences.
  • Flashback
  • June was thinking of all the ways and places Delia could have killed herself after hearing the announcement. She thought of very specific places because she knew Delia so well.
  • Symbolism
  • "Delia was imagining all the future secrets they'd have, each one a thin rope wrapping around the two of them, binding them up." (324).
  • Always cherish people that are important in your life because you never know when they'll be gone forever. Not everyone will be as lucky as June to be able to get their best friend back after you think they're dead.
  • Works Cited
  • Weingarten, Lynn. Suicide Notes from Beautiful         Girls. Simon Pulse, 2016. Prototypes, LLC Clever. “The World's Best Free         Online Storyboard Creator.” Storyboard         That, Storyboard That,
  • Right before June rights her suicide note, she thinks back on the first time her and Delia ever hung out. She knew from that day on that Delia would have a huge impact on her life.
  • "They went inside after that, and Delia could feel the connection now, could feel those ropes when they got side by side into her bed, when Delia combed June's hair so gently. She wanted the ropes tighter, more of them. An infinite number. This girl was going to change everything. And she would never, ever let her go." (324).
  • Delia thought of secrets as ropes. Each rope symbolized being brought closer and becoming better friends. 
  • "She wanted the ropes tighter, more of them." (324).
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