words of the book are a question. After Jimmi shows up rambling, Mik's mom
"I better call the
ambulance." Mom put the phone to her ear. "How that Jimmi does go on
"Yeah," Mik said. "Will you
listen to him?"
would the book end on a question?
is that the author wants us
to decide what happens next. We're bummed that Fatima gets
deported and Jimmi accidentally has a hand in it, and we're even more down in
the dumps that Jimmi disappears and doesn't want much help. Yet Mik gives us
some hope. She starts using her hearing aids, after all, plus she stands up for
Jimmi with her mom. True, we've seen this before—but something tells us that
Mik's mom might be more willing to listen to her daughter after the ordeal she's
just been through.
up to you to decide. What does Mik's mom say to her daughter? Over to you,