Mima I was young then. Only a few months older than 4. I was not old enough to enroll at any kindergarten and it was almost the beginning of the school year. I was supposed to spend this school year with my dad at home that is until my father, a General Motors worker, had been moved to first shift. My mother, teached at a school in town, which left me without anyone to spend the end of summer with.
Mia had to listen to her boyfriend, and grandparents. They all wanted her to stay. “Mia I know this is hard for you, but I really want you to stay.” pg. 227 Throughout the whole book Mia listened to her family and friends advice, but she did not know who to listen to. She wanted to stay and be with Adam, but her parents and brother were dead.
you're gonna be like you dad not me or your sisters. PAUL But mom, it’s not fair I should get atleast some say in what I want. MOM You’re only 15 you don't get a say in what you can or can't do because you can't even get a job yet. PAUL Mom please I need this you don't know how many time I thought about doing something i might regret because i am being a person I am forced to be I always knew I was different from the beginning. When the other boys wanted to play with the toy trucks I wanted to play with the dolls with the other girls.
Lily was a young white girl living in a household of coloured women who did various things that she did not understand. At first Lily didn’t think that she fit in mainly because she didn’t look like the others. But after living in the pink house for a time she was able to get to know those whom she lived with. August was also so kind to everyone and everything. She took pride in what she did, but she shared it with everyone, she was trustworthy and a great friend who Lily began to love very much.
Supplementing power into the mother’s lives gave both stories a positive outcome. Lily experienced safety once she gained power over her household and ridded a threat. The other mother felt fearless once she understood how to use the power she had been given to take care of her
Through this coma, however, Mia has an out-of-body experience. Through this, she is able to watch the actions around her, as friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated. We follow Mia's stories and the unfolding of her life through a series of flashbacks. Mia finds herself stuck between two worlds; the world of the living, and the world of those who have moved on. Mia realizes that she must use her past and her relationships to make a decision for her future.
I landed bottom first on the ground. Mr. Simms glared down at me. 'When my gal Lillian Jean says for you to get yo'self off the sidewalk, you get, you hear!'”(114). Then Big Ma found Cassie and wanted to take her home, but Mr.Simms first made Cassie apologize. “Big Ma gazed down at me fear in her eyes, then back at the growing crowd….
- Dude, it's my home. - Yes, and it's her home too. So until she says I'm not welcome, I'm going. Why? Don't you have your own family to spend time with?