Alison struggles with the relationship she has with her mum. She grows increasingly isolated as she searches for a way to make her mum love her.
What is the opening line of the story?
'My mammy disnae love me'
'Ah don’t know if ma mammy loved me afore Katie wis born'
'Why can’t you be more like your sister?'
Which quote suggests a reason for why Alison’s mum doesn't tuck her in at night?
'You’re aye a good girl, princess'
'You’re a big girl'
'You take efter your daddy'
How is Katie described?
'bubblin ower wi life'
'gettin awful big fur her age'
'lines runnin doon the sidey her mooth'
Alison describes her mum looking 'through' her. How does this make her feel?
'good inside, warm and full'
'wee and crumpled up inside'
How does Alison describe her mum's hair?
'Glowin like a halo'
'soft and squashy lik a marshmallow'
'glitterin as if she really wis an angel'
What is Alison's role in the nativity play?
Which of these words best describes how Alison feels?
What narrative style is used throughout most of the story?
How is hope symbolised at the end of the story?
'the sky's dirty grey'
'a wee crack of light falling across the bedclothes'
'a white robe and a perra golden wings'
Which of these is not a theme in the story?
Coping with death