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“Mr. Durkin is out there. He has been her piano teacher for five years. He's the closest thing Risa has to a parent. She's lucky. Not every kid at Ohio State Home 23 has a teacher they can say that about.” Imagine yourself a kid who lost their parents at a young age? Could it affect you? You would be 1 out of 150 million children who are orphans. Don’t feel bad, you're aren't the only one. You may feel like you are different, but that’s a good thing. Everyone is different in their own way, and it's a good thing. What if everyone in the world was exactly alike? What if we all talk, act and look the same? Everything would be dull! Many important people in history were different, such as Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln. They did amazing …show more content…
Risa’s character is an extremely talented young girl. So far in the novel Risa has showed us that she can do amazing things. For example on page 19, the author states.“She knows she could play the sonata in her sleep—in fact, she often does. So many nights she would wake up to feel her fingers playing on the bed sheets.” This quote shows that Risa is extremely talented by how she could play in her sleep. Most musicians could usually play without even thinking. In the novel, the author didn't exactly say that Risa has been in a lot of performances, but we can infer that she has because she lives at Ohio State Home 23 and Mr. Durkin made a comment that she is an excellent musician. So it's seems that she been in a lot of performance and that she is an extremely talented …show more content…
She went through a lot as a kid. For example she is brave by, not having parent and still be able to do the things she loves without feeling different, she performs and mess up sometimes but she keeps on going. But now she is getting unwind and having the courage to leave. For example on 29 page, the author states, “Risa fixes her eyes on the front door of the bus, holds her breath, and races toward that door.” This quote shows that Risa is brave because she has the courage to leave and the other unwinds don’t have. When Risa finds out that she is being unwind, she immediately wants out of it. Neal Shusterman didn’t really say it, but you can infer that Risa is not happy about it. Risa has always been brave, but finding out that she is being unwind as unleash that bravest she has and showing another side of Risa that no one as see before.
In conclusion these are the traits of Risa’s characters. Risa is a extremely talented and brave fifteen year-old. Beings highly skilled musician and being brave creates Risa’s characters. The biggest trait that Risa has is bravery, because if she didn't leave she would be died. And now you can see that being different is a good thing.Risa might escape and be free and might even become a professional

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