observation: Caitlin is confused because she doesn't understand why Mrs. Brook's sister's babies are in trouble. She doesn't understand what is wrong with them and what could be wrong with them.
observation: Caitlin hates when people watch her while she is drawing because she feels pressured.
observation: Mrs. Brook cares very much about Caitlin even though she is only one of many of her students. She worries about Caitlin when she takes off from work (153).
hypothesis: I think that Emma and Mia don't like the way that Caitlin acts. I think that this incident of them calling Caitlin autistic will cause a commotion.
hypothesis: I think that Mrs. Brook is somebody who wants to help William and Caitlin and the people who are very rude to them. She wants to make their lives easier after what had happened to Devon. (178)
hypothesis: I think that Caitlin will get very offended after Mr. Mason called her autistic, and that is going to cause her to yell and scream again (182).
observation: Mr. Mason doesn't know how to deal with Caitlin and William H. so he screams something he shouldn't have (182).
observation: Caitlin gets excited when she sees the markers because there is drawing involved in the project (190).
hypothesis: I think that when Caitlin gives Josh the red marker, Josh doesn't say thank you because he does't think that anybody likes Caitlin so he takes the marker and ignores her (192).
Caitlin is being given so much help and comfort but she pushed it away. She is not excepting that she can be helped by other people (6).
It is obvious that Caitlin isn't dealing with Devon's death that easily (32)
Caitlin is refusing everything good that comes her way, like friends she doesn't want any friends (43-44).
it seems like the way Caitlin is dealing with Devon's death is by learning about what happened to that will give her some closure (46).
Now Caitlin has a friend just like Mrs. Brook wants but Caitlin didn't understand that she needs a friend in her grade (60-61).
I am noticing that Caitlin is trying to help her dad to find closure by asking her counselor what it is and how to find it, even though Caitlin has Asperger's she's doing everything she can to help him (81).
Caitlin's counselor is "happy " that she has friends but she also wants Caitlin to make some friends in her own grade even though she is getting along really we'll with Michael and his other friends (97-98)
Even though Caitlin knows Devon is dead she isn't excepting it he can never do the things he was planning to do or did with Caitlin (102).
Now I'm realizing why Caitlin and Michael became friends so easily, because they both had a loss from the shooting. Caitlin lost Devon and Michael lost his mom (105).
In the book on page 112 Mrs. Brooks tells Caitlin that Michael with Josh (who's cousin shot Devon) for reading buddies. Caitlin says that Mrs. Brooks is making a mistake because Josh is evil but i think she doesn't want to loose her friend (p 112).
Going back to the comment before, I think the author is doing this because she wants readers to see Caitlin move a step further in her life because the Josh who she think she knows is not who Josh really is (112).
When Caitlin sneaks into Devon's it payed off because now she knows how to find closure, her and her dad need to finish Devon's chest for Eagle Scouts. As she says in the book she Get's It (149).
Caitlin is telling Mrs. Brook that she's ready to try to make friends (her age) because she says that her dad is Working At It, that means that he's working hard on the chest to find closure and Caitlin thinks that if she makes a friend it will bring her closer to closure (170).
Caitlin is a ten year old girl with Aspergers Syndrome.(3)
Caitlin's mom is dead.(6)
Caitlin's brother has been killed from a shooting incident in school, and her father is paralyzed-so he can't help with Caitlin's emotional problems.(20)
I can clearly see that the author is creating a different plot to the story than usual stories. She is making a unique story of how Caitlin faces her emotional pain.(24)
Caitlin's dad seems to be emotionally broken down. I can see that because he just sits on the sofa for hours staring into some space like he has no meaning anymore.(39)
Since Caitlin has been in pain emotionally, she is getting help from a special education teacher to deal with her emotions-Mrs. Brook.(56)
Caitlin is being encouraged to look at a person who is talking to her, and to think of how that behavior affects others.(61)
Caitlin has been writing very descriptive words that describe her feelings. She is also reading about the heart, and that she has read that diet helps with emotional pain. She has been trying to find ways of dealing with her pain, but she just can't.(63)
Caitlin has been doing a lot of research on the heart because she is determined to find out what happened when the bullet hit her brother Devon's heart.(72)
So Caitlin researched about the heart, and wrote a school paper on it. I think that Caitlin is very determined because she really wanted to know about what happened to Devon when the bullet entered the heart, and she did do a lot of research.(80)
Now that Caitlin wrote a school paper, her teacher wrote that is was a "work of excellence". But she asked why Caitlin always capitalized the word "heart".(97)
I think that the author is using symbolism, because she keeps on referring to the heart, and the heart is a big part of the book-making it a symbol.(102)
Caitlin has been looking through Devon's stuff; his notes on woodworking, and a reminder that he should teach her woodworking once he masters it. Then Caitlin remembers when Devon took her to the mall.(113)
Caitlin insisted to her dad that she wants to go to the mall with Devon, then he started crying.(120)
Caitlin is upset that Mrs. Brooks can't see her because she is helping her sister with twin pregnancy.(127)
Caitlin and her dad have gone to a fund raiser, and she is nervous to meet the guests.(145)
A man leans over to say hello to Caitlin. Caitlin is nervous, and doesn't know anything nice to say, so she says-"I don't think you're disgusting just because you have hair sticking out of your ear."(156)
Caitlin hates phys ed.(160)
I can conclude about this book is that it is about grief. It is all about how Caitlin's heart tries to repair itself from loss and tragedy.(230)
Caitlin has a disorder and people can't always understand her (11).
I think that Caitlin doesn't like it when people ask her questions (13).
Why does the author use italics to show speaking and not quotations? (14).
I think that Caitlin does miss Devon but she doesn't know it or she just doesn't want to admit it (20).
Caitlin sucks on her sleeve when she is nervous (28).
Caitlin really likes to read and she is good at it. I think one of the conflicts are going to have to do something with her reading (34).
She is learning a lot of things that her brother told her about and I think that all the things her brother told her will tie into one big theme (35).
I think the reason she is asking questions about a gun shot to the heart because that is how her brother died and she wants to know if they could have saved her (35).
I think that which ever group Caitlin is put in there will be a really nice person and like 4 or so other mean ones (40).
I think she is nervous and that at the end of the book Caitlin will finally understand emotions and all that stuff (45).
Caitlin doesn't "Get it" that he is crying about Devon and not his "sore" (46).
She is very nervous but I think that she is going to find a really nice friend and she is going to be in her group (51).
I think that this little kid is going to teach her more about life like her brother did because he just explained to her that manners are everyone's not just your or mine (59).
Caitlin now knows what it feels like to have a friend because of Micheal (61).
Her dad was very close to Devon so now whenever something is going on about Devon he gets really emotional (67).
I think the whole book is going to be about Caitlin trying to experience closure (70).
Caitlin is in denial and she wants to get Devon back (102).
I think that Caitlin is going to try to find closure and through that also think that she is going to become a valiant girl (102).
I think that speaking parts are in italics because we talked about when it is in italics it is usually in third person (103).
I think that the author is trying to make it a more realistic scene when her dad is talking on the phone because you usually don't hear the person on the other side of the call and she replaced that word with "silence" and she may be using ambiguity (127).
I think the word stuffed-animaling is like our words from the Outsiders. It has a big purpose in the book. I think it symbolizes that someone has spaced out or longing for Devon or Mom (128).
Closure is also a very important word because I think that every time it is brought up it's when Caitlin wants to find closure or when she thinks that someone knows how to get closure (142).
Caitlin doesn't "Get It" that more than one person can be friends with a person (147).
Caitlin is very smart but it takes her a while to actually "Get" things. She takes directions very literally (157).
(12) Caitlin is not a very indolent child. She is always doing something like reading the dictionary, doing chores, or drawing. If she were indolent she wouldn't be doing anything except for watching TV.
(12) Caitlin is not in oblivion. Her passed brother Devon may eventually end up in oblivion because people need to move on and forget about the past sometimes.
(20) When Caitlin says a new word she designates the word by putting only 3 letters of that word in all caps. I think that shows that she is trying to emphasize the word.
(50) Caitlin doesn't expect herself to be subordinate because she is very smart. Sometimes she is smarter than her passed brother (when he was alive). So she never thought of herself to be less than her expectations.
(50) Caitlin doesn't like rhetorical questions because they just make her upset. Some questions people ask they don't understand why Caitlin answers the way she does-not including her illness.
(50) Sometimes Caitlin is inexplicable because she has trouble getting her words out like everyone else does. She knows what she wants to say, but most of the time people get the wrong message.
(50) Devon's adequate is closed because no one wants to touch his stuff or mess up his room.
(30) Devon sounds like a very adequate child. He sounds very good and suitable for the job of being a helpful older brother.
(72) Caitlin has a thing for abhoring teachers. She talks back to them and even corrects them. That's not very polite, but she has an illness so it isn't her fault.
(103) Caitlin doesn't have a lot of eustress-positive stress-because she has never had something impact her severely to make it happen and motivate her to just keep doing it.
(103) The moment that Devon was cremated became hallowed. It was a holy moment because this was the time that he was being buried and sent to heaven.
(103) Caitlin is now making friends easier and she has a friend who's mother died in the same tragedy as Caitlin's brother did. Caitlin and Michael can relate.
(132) Caitlin thinks she finally found closure, but I wonder what it is?
(132) Caitlin thinks that if they finish Devon's Eagle Scout project that both her Dad and her will find closure.
(139) Caitlin's dad is tearing up while working on the chest because he just can't get over loosing Devon. I understand that he' a father who lost his kid and any father would act this way, but I think that anyone can move on even if it's hard.
(145) Caitlin and her Dad go to the school and the art teacher is drawing cartoon faces and Caitlin starts to be interested. He shows her how to draw a cartoon face and Caitlin stops right towards the eyes because she wants her first drawing to be perfect.
(218) Caitlin and her dad are done with the chest and they donated it to the school. I feel that it as a good decision because one of the first steps to getting closure is not to sell everything, but anything like the chest that would remind you of the person who passed.
(230) Caitlin is giving colors a try and now she is starting to change her thoughts.
(234) Just like her dad tried new things by finishing the chest, Caitlin went back to the drawing of the face in the beginning and started adding color and drawing the rest of the face.
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