Essay Topic 1
Addie is extremely responsible and grown up for her age; she will be entering the sixth grade in a couple of weeks. Mommers is portrayed as selfish and spoiled. She seems to feel Addie is ok taking care of the two of them, and she escapes her life's disappointments by getting online and smoking. It is clear that Addie misses the life she had with Dwight: being cared for, having family around and having security. However, Addie remains positive and doesn't seem to be too upset about the turns in her life. She seems to be used to them.
1. Discuss the ways in which Addie demonstrates her maturity for a sixth grader. Use examples from Waiting for Normal and your own life to support your answer.
2. Describe what you think is wrong with Denise including the problems you see with her role of mother to Addie...
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