What Hearts Setting & Symbolism

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Backpack

Asa is wearing a backpack stuffed with books and papers on his last day of first grade.

Elephant Project

Asa does an elephant project that he makes on many pieces of paper taped together on his first week in his new fourth grade class.

Book

Joel gives Asa an old book of poems that includes both Little Boy Blue and The Highwayman.

Baseball

In a fit of frustration, Dave hits Asa with a baseball leaving a large bruise on his chest.

Hearts

Jean gives Asa two candy hearts that each say I love you.

Pills

Asa's mother must take pills to control her depression. However, these pills make her feel foggy and she chooses to stop taking them.

Car

The tire on Dave's car goes flat while he is driving Asa and his mother to Raleigh at the end of their marriage. This causes them to decide...

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