Observation: this novel is written in poem form.
Hypothesis: I think the author did this to make the scene more intense, and confuse the reader intentionally, making it a great way to write a novel.
Observation: Matt can't speak of a name that he does not want to say.
Hypothesis; I think that the author makes this ambiguous because she wants the reader to figure out the question by themselves.
Observation: Time in the story is two years after the Vietnam war.
Hypothesis: I think that since the author wrote this book in this timeline, she was referring to when she was suffering in the time of the war.
Observation: Matt describes his characters with great details.
Hypothesis: I think that all characters in the book will be described with much detail to understand the people in the book.
Observation: Matt meets his Dad's friend Chris in a hospital in Vietnam
Hypothesis: I think that Chris, who is very depressed, will become a major point in the book where the most exciting and suspenseful things happen
Observation: Matt keeps getting bullied by Rob and Billy, making him scared when he plays baseball
Hypothesis: I think that Rob and Billy would become friends eventually with Matt, and they would make up their differences
Observation: The war at Vietnam reminds Matt of someone special
Hypothesis: I think that the author will keep the persons name ambiguous, and make the novel more suspensful
Observation: The dialogue is used by making the words italic.
Hypothesis: I think the author uses italics because she wants the book to be more like a poem form.
Observation: Matt is always pressured in a game of baseball
Hypothesis: I think that at the end of the novel, Matt will be more confident and will like the pressure of the games.
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