What I observed about the main characters aunt is that she passed away In Toronto and Aunt Donna's death changes the main character's life and her mothers. (11)
Emily gets a package from her Aunt Donna and in the package are old pictures, and letters for Emily that weren't sent for years such as birthday cards. In one picture, 3 weeks before Emily was born was a picture of Aunt Donna and her mother at a hotel. The really suprising part is that Emily's mother isn't pregnant it's Aunt Donna! (15) My hypothesis is that Emily is going to try as hard as she can to figure out what lies have been told to Emily when she was born.
As Emily finds out about the lies, her "Mother" flashes back about Aunt Donna's life back when she was young and pregnant. In Donna's teen years, she started drinkiing, having boyfriends older than her, started skipping classes and then she got pregnant. The father is unknown and the father paid for an abortion but instead Donna put up Emily as an adoption. Donna's sister Sandra adopted Emily legally but not biologically.
The day after Emily found out, she plans on leaving to Vancouver without letting her "Mother" Sandra know and takes a bus hoping to find her unknown father. (31)
When Emily first arrives in Vancouver, she finds "Aunt" Donna's old club back in the years 1998-1992 which people do plays and shows. The lady helping Emily tells her that she was very talented and very pretty. Then Emily tells the old lady who taught her "Mother" she holds her by the hand and shows her a picture and she points to a man in a dark suit and says "Michael Keene" which is her father.
When Emily first arrives in Vancouver, she finds "Aunt" Donna's old club back in the years 1998-1992 which people do plays and shows. The lady helping Emily tells her that she was very talented and very pretty. Then Emily tells the old lady that Donna is her "Mother". She holds her by the hand and shows her a picture and she points to a man in a dark suit and says "Michael Keene" which is her father.
Now as Emily knows how her father looks like, the old lady tells her that Emily's father "Runs a bar called the Bull's Eye." (43) The old lady tells Emily that he really wasn't a bad man, he was very smart and very young and everyone liked him. The day after, Emily goes to the Bull's Eye bar with a fake ID and heels which would make her looks more mature. As she walks by to look for Michael Keene she asks a man "I'm looking for Michael Keene" The man is standing with his back to Emily, washing glasses. "That's me," He says, turning around and drying his hands. Emily asks if he's really Michael Keene and his reply is "Technically I'm Michael Keene Jr.". Michael Keene Jr. says that his father died last year in a car accident.
As Emily talks to Michael Keene Junior, He tells stories about his father and explains what his life was like back then before his father died and how much he misses him. Emily also finds out that Michael Keene Junior is her half brother. As Emily walks out of the Bull's Eye she cries all the way at the end of the day until the end of the day when she sleeps.
Now as Emily knows she has a brother my prediction of what will happen later in the story is that she will do some research about her brother or either talk to him since he's the only person left in her actual family since her mother and father is dead.
Now in the story, Emily has the urge to stay in Canada so she can talk to her half brother about everything about him including what he likes, how his life had been, is he in a relationship, and personal things about him and I think Emily also wants to find about her father too because that's the main reason why she went to Canada and the reason why she is gonna stay there until she finds out about her family.
Before I read more, I knew that Emily was going to stay in Canada for a little bit more time and I knew in my mind that she was not gonna let her shyness pass through an oppurturnity that she had in a lifetime to finally discover things she never knew like her family history and past. The character that Emily has is unique because since she's shy at the same time, while she has the courage and braveness to overcome her shyness at most times.
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