Golden Lines

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1. “But he turned and I can see his eyes clearly, and I wondered if he might be blinking back tears. I wasn’t sure though. He reached out and took my hand. You ran in the right direction this time, didn’t you?” I chose this because it is like Hollis opened up to Steven and he accepted him. PG. 124



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1. “Josie and I would have our own. Id cut boughs of pine, and we had packs of popcorn to make. It would be like Christmas in a book by Laura Ingalls Wilder.” I chose this because Hollis finally gets to spend a Christmas with someone she loves. Pg. 106



1. “It was the way I felt about the Delaware River. A pain filled my chest as I thought about it. I wanted to sit in the Old man row boat, to lean over and put my hands into the clear water, to watch the catfish ridding along on the bottom, the schools of pickerel lazing in the warm sun”. I chose this because it was a memory of the old man Hollis had. Pg. 23






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1. “I’d fallen asleep watching TV last night as Hennery was all nice and cuddly right next to me while Josie is working at the kitchen table.” I chose this because this was showing how Hollis and Hennery were finally getting along after a while. Pg. 62


2. “Hollis the mustard lady said. I know I’m keeping you from school. I waved my hand no problem lady. She looked at Josie then. I think, Mrs. Cahill, that we need to talk about sending Hollis to another home.” I chose this because Hollis had liked Josie and Hennery and know she is probably going to have to leave to another place where she might hate. Pg. 66