Walk Two Moons
Sal is living a tranquil life, with her family, in Bybanks, Kentucky, until Sal's mom leaves after delivering a dead baby. Sal and her dad move to Euclid, Ohio because the house in Bybanks was haunting Sal's father. Sal meats Phoebe in Ohio and on the way to see Sal's mom "Rest In Peace". Sal tells the story of phoebe's lunatic to her Gram and Gramps.
Mike is Mrs. Winterbottom's Son
The first day Phoebe saw Mike she thought he was a lunatic that was going to run into the house, and take them. That same day Mike said, "So do the Winterbottom's live here?" That tells the reader that Mike is looking for one member of the Winterbottom family. One day Phoebe, Sal, Ben and Mary Lou walked home and saw Mike. He said, "Phoebe Winterbottom, right?" The author did this to show that Mike will not leave the Winterbottom's alone and the author also did this to show foreshadowing clues. Phoebe stopped by Mrs. Partridge's house to see how she was doing. Mrs. Partridge tells Phoebe "Oh, Phoebe, I think I met your brother." Phoebe denies she has a brother and walks home. The author did this to leave the reader confused and to give more clues to the unexpected ending. Phoebe and Sal travel to Mikes’ college to ask him questions. Sal was looking for an empty bench to sit on and sees Phoebe's mother kissing the lunatic. This passage gives it away that Mike Bickle is Mrs. Winterbottom's son.
On the way to see Sal's mom Gram, Gramps and Sal all stopped by a river. Gram yells "Oh!" and grabs a poisonous water moccasin snake out of the water. This shows the reader that the author has given a foreshadowing clue about what is going to happen to Gram. There is another clue on page 114 that reads "Where did we leave of with Peeby?" said Gram and then Gramps says "What's the matter gooseberry, did the snake bit your brains?" This clue represents that Gram is fading and getting worse. I believe that Gram is keeping it a secret that she feels very bad and weak. At the begining of the story Gram is very effervescent and she starts fading. For example on page 144 Gram tried to say "huzza, huzza" but she could not breathe well "huz, huz" she rasped. After Gram gets to see Old Faithful she says "Okay, let's go." That tells the reader that she finally did everything she wanted to do and now she can "rest."