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Maxine had brought Jade some gifts, she was trying to act like she wasn’t listening. The whole time Jade is thinking how she had pictured Maxine, she thought she was going to be a woman with strict eyes and a voice that said that she didn’t play around, but instead Maxine had a nervous and gentle look. Maxine’s voice sounds “like those St. Francis girls.” Jade thinks that she has a problem sitting on her couch because of the way she said it. She looks at the bookshelf, so Jade pulls out one and gives it to her, she explains how she had has them since she was in fourth grade. Maxine gets up and takes a closer look at the bookshelf. There are trophies on the top she comments how Jade is “quite the scholar.”
The central idea is that not always the people are what you expected them to be. This is meaningful because it has a lot of truth in it, not always you’re going to meet somebody and you’re going to fulfill your expectations.
The author use strategies such as point of view, characterization, and she gives us an example. The point of view shows us the opinion or feeling of the people involved in the situation, the author let the readers learn and understand what takes place in a story.
Characterization is used to point out and to describe the details about a character also, dialogues play a very significant part in improving a character because they give us an opportunity to analyze the motivations and actions of the characters more deeply.
The central idea here is that not always the people are what you expected them to be. And Watson recalls it by giving us this example “The whole time I’m thinking how I pictured Maxine would be a woman with strict eyes and a voice that says that she doesn’t play around.”

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