What caused Winnie's happiness to go away?

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The reader is first introduced to Winnie Foster when she is age ten.  At the time of introduction, Winnie is all by herself talking to a frog or toad.  She is not happy, and Winnie proceeds to explain to the amphibian her reasons.  In a nut shell, Winnie feels like her parents are hovering over her every move.  Some people might like that, and appreciate a set of doting parents that are always around, but to Winnie it feels like her family is...

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