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Book Project, Almost Home

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sabrina hernandez

on 28 May 2013

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Transcript of Book Project, Almost Home

Protagonist and antagonist- * The protagonist in this story is Sugar Mae Cole, because she is the leading character in this story.

* The antagonist in this story is the fact that she is becoming poor and homeless.

*The main conflict in this story is that her father turns away from the whole family to gamble late at night and get drunk all day long, which then leads to Sugar and her mother, Reba, to start becoming poor and homeless. Setting- Title and author- * The title of this book is "Almost Home."

* The author of this book is Joan Bauer. Author's purpose- * The author's purpose in this story is to entertain the reader with an interesting, but tragic story about a young girl who tries to find her way out of poverty after her grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off and leaves the family homeless. Story relationship with my life- * Even though this story does not relate to my life because Sugar Mae Cole has gone through many harsh and depressing struggles in her life that I have not yet experienced before, this story touched my heart like no other story has in a long time. This story taught me a lesson to persevere and never give up. Sugar Mae Cole has not only become a character that I think about day and night, but she has become my new role model! Summary: By: Sabrina Hernandez
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May 7, 2013 Almost Home * Most of the story's setting takes place in the streets of inner city Chicago. * The setting impacts the story because it makes more sense to the reader for it to be in that area, because there is a lot of homeless people in the inner city of Chicago. When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off and abandons the family, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace, perseverance, and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the harsh life that is upon her, she can control how she responds to it.
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