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Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

Created: 09/10/17

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davinamw

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Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

Early on, Wavy's cousin Amy participates in Wavy's late-night raids. She says, "If I didn't go, she would go alone. Half of my fear was that something would happen to her. The other half was a fear that she would have adventures without me." Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?


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

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

I really did not have much sympathy for Amy. She seemed rather wishy-washy, as did the rest of the family. Perhaps because their lives were so far removed from Wavy's reality. Her risky choices with Wavy seemed more a retaliation against her parents than a desire to try something daring and exciting. She seemed more of a follower and did not ever stand up for Wavy in their youth the way I think many kids would have.


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ScribblingScribe

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

I wouldn't say I had sympathy for Amy's actions, but I think I understood them. She didn't like how her parents were treating Wavy and her way of trying to make it better for her was to join her on her late-night raids. She thought she was protecting Wavy. She knew she couldn't protect Wavy from her parents, but she could join her and keep her safe that way. I didn't see it as weak, but as a naive way to show she cared.


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

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

I think Amy actually admired Wavy because Wavy wasn't afraid to be her own person or to challenge authority. I think Amy wished she was more like Wavy.


Posted Oct. 09, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
andreab

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

I do sympathize with Amy because I so badly wanted to fit in and be part of the group. Wavy was exotic to Amy and she wanted to be part of her world. She took risks so she could be Wavy's cohort for even a short time. She grounded Wavy too in some way. She would be the connection in Wavy's later years to keep her family ties.


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

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

It's obvious from these answers that I do not understand Amy or how she interacted with Wavy at all. I guess I need to do some rereading and then answer this question more fully.


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

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

I think that Wavy's behavior was a direct result of the abuses she suffered. Amy going alog with her was for the thrill I am sure. But, I just found it hard to believe six year olds were wondering neighborhoods late at night. Sympathy for Amy wasn't something I considered. My sympathies throughout the book were for Wavy and her brother.


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Rosieglitter

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RE: Do you sympathize with Amy's point of view? Did you ever do something you considered risky because you were afraid of missing out?

I think Amy thought a fun bit of fresh air had come into her life. She was up for adventure and Wavy brought it to her. She enjoyed the thrill of sneaking out and seeing a different life. When I was her age I might have done the same thing.


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