"'You're beginning to make Jasper sound as intelligent as Stephen Hawking!'...(221). '"If anything happens to her...' Jasper trails off,his face twisting in pain."(266).
"I could feel the soft golden sand....The air was still warm, and the moon reflected off the ocean, creating rippling shadows on the water's surface." (11). His eyes were the same shade of blue as an early night sky..." (11).
"'Great,' I responded with fake enthusiasm. I thought I would actually rather play golf that shop for carpets, and man, golf was boring." (154).
Characterization Jasper, Oakley's older brother, is not usually the smartest but is always there for Oakley and their mom. Jasper couldn't help but be in pain when he sees his own sister in pain.
"The one tree outside our house that had one branch leaning to the side, creating an L, was the same shape as the one he had fallen off while trying to rescue a cat." (11).
Imagery Oakley is walking along the beach and sees how beautiful it is but she just can't get her mind off of Cole. Everything reminded her of him.
"My lungs burst into flames, and black fog blurred my vision..." (259). "He wore a smart, expensive looking black suit..."(319).
Theme There will always be someone who would help and put your needs before theirs.