Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does the train ride in "Chapter 1" remind David of?
Riding on the train reminds David of the year he received a toy train for Christmas. He says there weren't many children around, so he stayed inside and played with his train by himself.
2. Why does David say Aunt Mae had a hard time fitting in in his small town?
David says Aunt Mae had a hard time fitting in in the small town because she was outlandish, loud and dressed in revealing clothes. She was also theatrical from having a minor career as a singer in her youth, which didn't help her fit in.
3. Why does David say his father wanted him to hang out with other boys as a child?
David's father wanted him to hang out with other boys because he spent most of his time playing...
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