Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is Sara doing at the beginning of the book and why?
At the beginning of the book, Sara is lying on her bed tying a scarf on her dog, Boysie, too bored to find anything else to do. She is watching her sister prepare for a date and is feeling that she is at an awkward age.
2. What happened at school to make Sara hate her feet?
Sara says her feet are too big because some of the boys stole her shoes, and when one of the boys put them on, they fit.
3. What does Wanda say to comfort Sara about her big feet?
Wanda tells Sara not to worry about her big feet because her feet are the same size as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, except Jackie O never wore orange tennis shoes.
4. What does Sara say to Charlie when we first meet him in the book?
Charlie, Sara's little brother, is on the porch steps trying to put the stick back into the candy of a sucker when we first see him in this book. Sara takes it and fixes it, complaining to Charlie about her shoes, about the boring summer, and about how she does not feel like doing any of the things she normally does.
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