Analysis Of Norma Fox Mazer's Meeting The Mugger

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In this passage from “Meeting the Mugger” by Norma Fox Mazer, a girl named Sarabeth is leaving her house because she got in an argument with her mother. She decides to go for a walk late at night. The author creates a setting that makes the situation very suspenseful and creepy. The author uses phrases like, “the street was empty of people”, and “a few stores with shuttered windows, some old boarded up warehouses”. This makes the setting very creepy. During her walk she hears footsteps behind her. She knows that it is not someone she knows but whispers, “Mom,” just incase. During all of this she reminds herself of what her mother would think. She thinks to herself, “These were all things mother would have said showed a lack of thought.” Then
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