THE LITTLE GIRL had the power. She had the power Sam had, at least something like it.
The power he had used in panic to create an impossible light.
The power he had used once and almost killed someone with.
The power he had just used again, dooming the very person he was trying to hard to save.
He was not the only one. He was not the only freak. There was-or had been-at least one other.
Somehow, this realization was not comforting.
In Your Notebook:
What can you infer from this passage? What conclusions can you draw from it? Be sure to explain your thinking.
This school was dangerous now. Scared people did scary things sometimes, even kids. Sam knew that from personal experience. Fear could be dangerous. Fear could get people hurt. And there was nothing but fear running crazy though the school.
"Fear can be dangerous" or "Scared people do scary things
sometimes" is running theme in this novel.
In what ways can fear be dangerous?
What is meant by, "scared people do scary things sometimes?"
Do you agree?