By:Andrew Reyes, Ariana Santana,Lucy Ragsdale,Brooke Preston
Cuba, Where it is and Why It's Important to Franny
What Franny Would Take With Her
Why We Chose To Do This Project
What We Feel About Franny
Franny Chapman is a girl set in the time period of the 1960’s, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From the book we took away that Franny was, insecure, self-centered, and brave. We thought that Franny was insecure because she doesn’t feel right about herself, she doesn’t believe in herself, and she has multiple problems that she can’t solve. Some text evidence of this was page 80-81 “’I can’t stand it’ “What?” Jo Ellen has the ironing board… “Being homely” Homely. That was a Word Wealth Junior word last week. When we had to write the definitions for homework, I almost wrote my name beside that one. Homely: Not attractive or good-looking. Lacking elegance or refinement.”
We also took away self-centered because she said her problems weren’t that important and she was putting them above everyone else’s problems, as if hers were the most important; which made her come across as though she felt she was better than everyone else. For example, on page 149, “I am sick to my stomach about Jo Ellen’s letter, and sicker still that Margie would just take it and not bring it back or call or say a word about it. I’ll have to deal with that tomorrow when we walk to school—maybe I can go to her house a few minutes early. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll just eat breakfast, grab my satchel, and run over ahead of Drew.”
Another thing we thought about Franny was that was very brave. Because she did many courageous feats during the book like when she swung across the deep gravel pit, “’NO” I wriggle and twist myself in an effort to rid my legs of the seat of the swing. I hear a mighty tearing sound and have a wild thought that I’ve managed to rip my legs off, but no, they are still ” Also when she saved her friend Margie, “” Franny was the bravest person in the book.