"The temperature was dropping quickly, from searing hot to chilly within a matter of minutes, like it always did in the desert at dusk."(the "d" sound is repeated)
"Some of the grown-ups called out, worried that Mom might fall, but one group of kids thought Mom looked like a chimpanzee swinging from a tree, and they began making monkey noises and scratching their armpits and laughing. Brian’s face turned dark and his fists clenched up."(the mom is being compared to a monkey)
"Then the money would be gone and the refrigerator would be empty again."