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Lou ann and mattie help her adjust to these big

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help her adjust to these big changes in her life. Mattie offered Taylor a job, and “there was no steering Mattie off her course. She was positive I’d be a natural at tires” (104). She knew Taylor needed help, so she did not stop until she had helped her get a job. Lou Ann was looking for a roommate, and Taylor came along just in time to fill that position. Lou Ann provided her with a place to stay and a friend to talk to. Just like the bean trees in Mattie’s yard need their little bug helpers, Taylor needs friends to help her survive.
Wheeler2Taylor’s friend Esperanza attemps to kill herself, and may have succeeded if not for Taylor’s help. Esperanza needs someone to reach out and help her. As an immigrant from a country that was harmful to her and her family, she came to America looking for a safe place to hide. When she gets there, though, she is persecuted once again for being an “illegal”. She feels like there is nowhere else to run. She is in need of help, and Taylor, her own little helper bug, gives her the advice she needed to keep on going. She tells her to look for reasons to keep living, like her husband, Estevan. She truly might not have survived if Taylor had not helped her to hope once more.

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