One for the Murphy's

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Chapters 1-8

In the first chapter it does not say exactly what happened to Carly but the author provides the reader with several clues. WHAT CAN YOU INFER ABOUT CARLY AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HER...use evidence from the text to support what you say.

Then as you read further, you find out how her and her mother end up in hospital...did this come as a shock to you? Why?

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2 years ago
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I think that Carley grew up in not a very good environment. She grew up in Las Vegas where it's more for adults and it sounds like Carley didn't get along very good with step father.. She had bruises on her arms when she got to the Murphy's house so maybe that had something to do with her step father. Did he hit her maybe?? I think that what happened to Carley had something to do with her step father because in the story, it said something about Carley wishing that she hadn't messed things up with Dennis, her step father.

2 years ago
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Her mom always told her to never cry and to just be tough so I think she lived in a strict house. It says in the book that she hasn't cried since her mom told her that Dennis was marrying her mom.

2 years ago
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I think Carley's mom is in the hospital because Carley, fought back and Denis might have got mad at her. I think Carley is a loving person but she doesn't like to express her feelings how she would like to. She likes to do the opposite of what she wants and she does what her mom wants.

2 years ago
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Her mom told her never to cry and she just keeps thinking back to that. When she had the flashback she remembered that her mom was on her step-dad's side, and she was worried about her mom because she had been drinking. She doesn't want to like the Murphy's because she feels like she's betraying her real family.

2 years ago
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I think Carley's mom told to always be a tough person and that is the way she grew up. I think Carley is trying to be tough. Her mind doesn't want to like the Murphy's, but her heart does.

2 years ago
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Her mom told her never to cry and when she thought back to the flashback and how much it hurt her because of her mom being on Dennis's side. When she's with her mom and Dennis she is hurt a lot because she got hit really hard, harder then she ever thought it would be. When she got with the Murphy's she never thought that would be her real family.

2 years ago
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Carley's mom told her that crying was for suckers and that Carley came from a tough family but then when Carley got hit she got worried and then she wanted to see her mom again. She will prolly end up liking the Murphy's.

2 years ago
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You girls are making some really thoughtful comments. Isn't it awful how Carley blames herself for what happened to her and her mother.

2 years ago
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Carly can remember the taste of blood, sirens of the ambulance and the hospital bracelet. Carly ended up in the hospital because Dennis beat her arms and they started to bleed and her mom ended up in the hospital because when she fell maybe a he hurt herself somehow. Yes the part where Dennis beat her did surprise me.

2 years ago
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Carly thinks that its all her fault and she was in hospital because of dennis