Clare loves her father and wants to do nice things for him while he copes with his illness. Following his death, she struggles with isolation and grief.
How does Clare describe using the glitter pens for the first time?
It was pure brilliant
It was messy
Why does Clare make her father a card?
He is angry at her
She wants to cheer him up
She is bored
What does Clare remember her father pretending to be when he was covered in asbestos?
A Christmas tree
How does Clare explain the word subtle to her father?
She does not explain it to her father
She uses the dictionary definition to explain the word
She explains it through action
How does Clare feel about stealing?
She thinks it is okay to steal out of shops
She does not think it is okay to steal because her parents teach her it is wrong
She believes stealing is always okay
How does Clare describe the impact of her father’s on her body?
the coldness shot through me
ah wis feart
her face froze over
Why does Auntie Pauline not want Clare to wear red clothes to her father’s funeral?
You’re a sight for sore eyes
They cried it the funeral dress of kings
You have tae show respect fur the deid
What narrative style is used throughout most of the story?
How is Clare pictured at the end of the story?
As a smiling, glowing figure
As a dull, drab figure
Wearing red clothes
Which of these is not a theme in the story?
Coping with death