Author: Tonya Cherie Hegamin Date: April 29, 2008
Quote 2- " The funeral's today Opal... You want to go? I knew for sure that I didn't." The importance of this quote is that Opal had such a hard time dealing with her best friends death, that she didn't even want to attend the funeral. She did not want to accept the fact that she was gone.
Quote 3- " When I finally did return to my dreams was a warm night in early April- I'd just received my acceptance to MIT." This quote is important to the book because it shows that after struggling for a long time to accepet her friends death, Opal finally is able to reach peace and make plans for the future.
Conflict and Resolution
The resolution of the story deals with Opal getting past her grief, and her struggle to decide upon a future. Also, reading about the same story that happened to a young slave girl named Hannah helped Opal push past her grief and realize their is hope.
Another interesting detail was Marianne's wild side when she attended public school. She started hanging out with the wrong crowd and started doing drugs and messing with boys. This is interesting to me because this is not how me or any of my friends behave, so reading about girls who are so different from me makes it more entertaining.
The last interesting detail about the book is that after Marianne dies, Opal reads a book about a slave girl named Hannah who traveled through the same ravine where Marianne died in. This is interesting to me because Opal hope in this book to get over the grief about her best friends death.