After much thinking and confusion she takes the child

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After much thinking and confusion she takes the child in and later names Turtle because she hangs on to things. Taylor has gone from living with her mother to being on the road by her self to taking care of a child she had not expected. It seems that the road has more bumps than anticipated. Taylor finally gets as far west as she can she settled in a small town outside Tucson where she meets two of her future friends, Lou Ann and Mattie. Through their help Taylor feels at more at ease because she had meet this people to whom she can relate to, especially Lou Ann. Lou Ann and Taylor get along by the simple fact that both are from Kentucky and they are special to each other because both had a child, both were learning from each other, and both were helping each other get on
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with life. In addition, she learns that a child worth having because it is someone to share her love with. Later she meets a pair of Guatemalan political refugees Estevan and Esperanza who later help in a child welfare problem concerning Turtle. Finally, there is Mattie the owner of Jesus Is Lord Used Tires who familiarizes Taylor with town and later finds out is involved in transporting refugees into the United States. Taylor soon learns that being able to share your problems and your love with those that you are close to is an important part of life. When Taylor was on the road she was for the most part alone, once she was settled and in constant contact with Lou Anne and Mattie her problems began to become lessen. This is not a coincidence when you are with people who you share feelings with the same problems you faced before do not seem as hard or complicated. Over her journey the most important lesson that Taylor did learn was how to love and how to use love as a pad and a blanket from all the things that alone would be so hard. When Taylor is on the brink of getting Turtle taken away by child services there is no doubt that she is facing a great problem. But with the help of her friends the problem lessened and the weight of the problem concerned the group as a family not an only the individual family member facing it. In the end she keeps Turtle thanks to the help of Estevan and Esperanza. Turtle might have had to go through social services and maybe end up in a group home or living with another family. Final thought about book. Life is all about what you learn, but there is a point where you can realize that it has been worth it. Taylor had to gone through many hardships that not many people may not experience in a lifetime. Once you see what she has experienced your life may seem like a breeze, so just sit back and relax and enjoy life to the fullest. As Forrest Gump put it best, “Life is a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re gonna get”. The book makes the reader think what life would be like for Taylor if she stayed her hometown in Kentucky and had not become an adoptive mother. Although the story makes you feel better since we know that her journey turned out better than expected.
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