Who Is Squeaky In Raymond's Run

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Imagine a strong, fierce young girl like Squeaky, a dedicated runner & a fulltime sister to her “...not quite right” brother Raymond. Squeaky is the main character in the story of “Raymond’s Run” written by Toni Cade Bambara. Squeaky’s brother has a difficult life, always being made fun of but luckily he has Squeaky who always sticks up for Raymond whenever he needs it. Squeaky kind of reminds me of myself, I do not have a troubled brother but I can definitely feel for both Raymond and Squeaky with everything that they have to go through. In the story Squeaky is having to prepare for the May Day race. Squeaky always spends time training with her brother right by her side. Throughout the story Squeaky deals with a girl named Gretchen. Gretchen is a runner too but her and squeaky do not have the best relationship. Gretchen makes it clear to Squeaky that she thinks she is going to win the race. When the day of the race arrives Squeaky is prepared to beat Gretchen and win the race. Just before the race Squeaky has a routine to…show more content…
This is a very hard thing to do. I couldn’t imagine having to accomplish never giving up on myself and having to be the main source of support for Raymond too. This takes a very loving and compassionate person! At the beginning of the story Squeaky probably doesn't seem like this kind of person but I truly think that she is. Overall the story “Raymond’s Run” has changed my perspective on how I look at myself and how I look at others too. Squeaky inspires me to believe in myself and to look after others. With all of Squeaky’s sass and the tough girl she seems to be. I think that she has a lot of love in her. It takes a very strong person to work so hard and to care so much about one person. I really do look up to Squeaky. I think that she inspires everyone to always believe in

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