Hollis has been in foster care her entire life. But when she goes to live with the Regan family, she finally learns what it’s like to be loved and accepted. Then a sudden accident changes all of that and Steven is hurt. Hollis runs away believing she has destroyed the trust the family had in her. In the end, she comes to realize that the family wants her back in their lives more than ever.
This is a concise study guide in the form of a pamphlet. Target skills include point of view, setting, guided reading questions (both literary and text dependent), conflict, characterization, inference, symbolism, literary devices, text structure, vocabulary, and theme. This guide includes a detailed answer key, two vocabulary tests (with the keys), a powerpoint mini lesson, two quotefall puzzles, assessment chart, and a video link to the interviews with the cast members of the movie based on this novel. Students use the pamphlet as a guide and record their answers on separate pieces of paper. Time spent at the copy machine is minimized while student learning is maximized!