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What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

Created: 09/10/17

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Posted Sep. 10, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

What do you think those who interacted with Wavy (her cousins, her aunt, her parents, her teachers, her brother) thought of her?


Posted Oct. 01, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rebeccar

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

I think most people sort of acted as if she weren't really there. Her parents were too high on drugs to care most of the time. Wavy's teachers probably thought she had learning disabilities and found it easier to just ignore her since she was doing her homework. her aunt resented the intrusion into her own life but took her in out of guilt and perhaps fear that karma might "get her family" if her children were ever left without parents while they are minors. Wavy's cousins thought she was strange but kind of fun in short spurts.Wavy's brother thought of Wavy as almost a mother figure-- warning him when to be quiet, preparing food, etc. Only Kellen looked at Wavy as a bright and promising soul.


Posted Oct. 02, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
jenniferj

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

I think she was inconsequential to her parents because they could not even care for themselves. Her father seemed to function more than her mother, however he did not make her a priority. She was an inconvenience to her mother. Her teachers seemed to view her as an annoyance or a wild horse to break. She did not fit their mold of a perfect student and thus was more of a disturbance than a valued student. Her brother saw her as his mother figure since she was primarily responsible for his care and far more loving than their mother. I do believe her Aunt and cousins loved her, however the tragedies in her life exposed the cracks in their own. Their love felt distant and sterile and conditional on not interrupting the life they had built. Kellen lived his own life amongst the broken people, so he was able to see what was special about Wavy. He was able to look past her circumstances and see her ability to endure and potential to succeed.


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ScribblingScribe

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

I think most people thought of her as a problem to ignore because it was easier than trying to fix her. When her teachers did reach out, they never saw her parents. Kellen or Sandy interceded. For the most part, Wavy was ignored. She was silent, so she was easy to pass over. Her Aunt and her family ignored her because she was too disruptive to their lives. They left her alone to fend for herself and her brother. Wavy was alone until Kellen. He was the only one who saw her and wanted her, other than her brother.


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terriej

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

I think most people thought it was easy to ignore her because she wasn't worthy of attention. It seemed that people wanted an easy solution instead of delving into her issues to try to help her.


Posted Oct. 03, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

The majority of those who interacted with Wavy pretty much shrugged their shoulders and thought--well, that's Wavy and proceeded to ignore her. Only a few exceptions realized her true worth.


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ellenf

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

Wavy's mother and Aunt Brenda were each controlling in their own ways and her father seemed to actually dislike her. Amy was sympathetic to her plight but didn't understand her or know how to help her. Leslie was resentful of sharing any attention. Kellen and Donal were the only people in her life who understood and cared enough for her to be patient with her rules.


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darylb

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

I think people found her odd but those who knew her background just chalked it up to the way she was being raised or not raised. Brenda understood why she was the was she was but knew she could never change things without disrupting her own family. I think of anyone besides Kellen, she did try to make a difference in Wavy and Donal's lives.


Posted Oct. 15, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
celiap

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

Brenda - thought Wavy was completely incompetent to know her own mind. At first I liked Brenda, but not after she started treating Wavy as a person with no rights or need to know.
Amy - loved her cousin and wanted the best
Val - not sure what she thought of Wavy. She was so caught up in her own problems she only saw Wavy as a kid to yell at. Remember Val (and Liam too) never narrate or speak. That is why it is hard to know what they thought.
Kellen - of course he saw her as the top of a mountain, a star in the sky, the ultimate love.
Liam - don't know what he thought either.
Donal - idolized her.
Lisa DeGrassi - saw her as a special child worthy of special treatment
Renee - cared about her and saw her as special too. Like the reader, Renee was always rooting for her to succeed.
The judge - at first treated her like a child, but eventually was won over by Wavy's statement "I'm real. I'm as real as you are. My family is real like your family." These three sentences turned the judge 180 degrees to the point where she saw Wavy as an adult, not a child.


Posted Oct. 15, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
mal

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

Wavy blended into the background, as usual people are blind and often fail to see what's in front of them. Wavy was unique and many fail to understand uniqueness. Those seeing through Wavy's exterior realized how worthy and wonderful she truly is, her full potential limitless.


Posted Oct. 19, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
pennyp

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RE: What do you think those who interacted with Wavy thought of her?

The parents were very involved in their own issues, the Aunt didn't really want the responsibility of her, the teachers didn't pay much attention to her and may have thought her unteachable, the brother was dependent on her, other kids saw her as being below them, only Kellen saw her potential.


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