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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

In a horrific series of events, Rachel's mother, Nella, pushes Rachel's brother to his death off a nine-story building in Chicago. Nella attempts to push Rachel off the building as well, but Rachel...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Heidi Durrow’s novel, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, begins after Rachel Morse is released from a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with her grandmother with whom she is going to live. "I am caught in...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2014 2:14 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

In this eNotes Educator's opinion, the main conflict here can best be indicated by the phrase Rachel vs. race. Before the tragedy (and before she lost all of her immediate family), Rachel had no...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:09 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

One scene that can be considered the turning point in Heidi Durrow's novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is the moment on the Ferris wheel when Brick takes Rachel to the amusement park towards the...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2015 7:08 am UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

The manner of Aunt Loretta's death is somewhat ambiguous. She suffers an injury playing tennis and is taken to hospital where she's put on a course of antibiotics. It seems that her death is caused...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 11:03 am UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

You hit the nail on the head when you peg this novel as a search for identity. Rachel, the main character, has had a great tragedy: her mother and siblings fell from a tall building to their...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:38 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

To begin a discussion on this topic, we first have to realize that birds can travel wherever they will at any moment due to use of their wings. Rachel travels, too: to Chicago, to Oregon, to many...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:23 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Birds are found throughout the text of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, written by Heidi W. Durrow in 2010. The author makes use of bird imagery and metaphors to describe the juxtaposition and...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2016 2:27 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Throughout The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, flight is presented as a deeply connected to falling. Early in the novel, it is Jamie who imagines that he sees huge birds outside the window. His...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2021 9:40 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Rachel, the protagonist of the novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, is nine years old when she survives a fall from the ninth floor of a building in Chicago. Her siblings and her mother are not as...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018 12:21 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is a social justice novel written by Heidi W Durrow in 2010. It tells the story of central protagonist Rachel Morse as she tries to come to terms with the sudden...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 12:22 am UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

After Jamie, now called Brick, finally ends up in Portland where he meets Rachel's aunt's boyfriend Drew, who works as a counselor at a rehabilitation center and has taken him in, he knows that he...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2014 11:59 am UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Brick (also known as Jamie) is one of the central characters in Heidi W. Durrow's 2010 novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. There's a lot to talk about with respect to his character and the social...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2017 12:28 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Direct characterization is characterization done by the author in which specific details are told. So for Rachel and Brick the reader is told that each character is a boy or girl. The reader is...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2015 4:44 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

The most important turning point, the where she turns back toward a sane and loving outlook on life, is when she nearly falls out of the Ferris wheel but is caught and saved by Brick. She opens up...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

More than anything else, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is about identity. To be more specific, it's about racial identity and the numerous complications to which it can often give rise. This is an...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2020 3:54 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

The reason why Nella didn't return to Denmark is a mystery that can be solved only through reader conjecture. We learn a lot about Nella through her journals throughout the book. Most importantly,...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:52 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

The death of her mother and siblings is a negative event that influences Rachel. The deaths of Rachel's mother and her siblings sets the entire narrative in motion. It is an event that also...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2015 8:26 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Aunt Loretta, one of the main characters in Heidi W. Durrow's novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, experiences racism throughout her life. Some of those experiences are shown to us, as readers, in...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2017 1:26 pm UTC

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

One day, Aunt Loretta's friend Helen comes round for tea. During tea, she makes a tactless remark, asking Loretta about her ex-husband, Nathan, whom Loretta left after she found out he was cheating...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 10:02 am UTC

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