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Emako Blue

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Table of Contents
Characters
Setting
Problem
Point of View
Plot
Climax
Resolution
Author's Message
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Characters

Emako Blue - She has long braids that go down to her waist. She is kind of tall. She has nice teeth and a rose tattoo. She has a very nice voice. She just transferred from another school.She is black and very good looking. She is nice and a good loyal friend. She was kind to people because even though Savannah bothered her so much, she still treated her with respect. She loves Jamal and lives in a ghetto.

Monterey Hamilton - She is "sort of" pretty. She has braces, dark skin and black hair. She cares about her future and is a good student. She is a good friend to Emako. She likes Eddie. She is also very shy because when Eddie talks to her she is too shy to answer.

Jamal - He is the player and he likes Emako and used to like Gina. He is handsome and he has dark skin. He also lives in the "ghetto"

Eddie - He is a smart and nice person. He really wants to go to college because he cares about his future. He spent three years in summer school to get early admission to college. He likes Monterey but he doesn't like the fact that he is in the "ghetto".

Savannah - She spread rumors and isn't very nice to people and she likes to get into there other peoples business. She is a very jealous person and she doesn't like Emako. She is always putting Emako down and starting stuff with her. She is also kind of rich.

Setting

Emako Blue takes place in modern times, in Los Angeles where there were a lot of gangs. It was basically a ghetto. It seemed really dangerous because Eddie was scared to even go outside. The setting is important because if it weren't for the place being dangerous, Emako wouldn't have died. The story starts off with them in a church at Emako's funeral, and then they go back a couple of months to when Emako and Monterey met.

Problem

Emako lives in a very bad area and her brother just got out of jail. He was involved in all kinda of drugs and violence and he was in some gangs. being around his family puts them in danger because he has somebody that wants to shoot him.

Point of View

The story is told from four people's points of view. They all tell it in first person. The four people that are telling it are, Monterey, Savannah, Eddie, and Jamal. They all talk about the different experiences that they had with Emako Blue. The point of view lets you see how four different characters feel, and what they think, instead of just one. We know that each person that tells the story stays in first person because each one of them always says "I".

Plot

Monterey's best friend dies shortly after they meet at singing tryouts. The story is about the relationship of Emako and Monterey, and the rest of the characters. It tells how they all deal with her tragic death.

Climax

The climax of the story is when a gang person hates Emako's brother takes out a gun to shoot him, but misses him and hits Emako. It is the high point because she is the main character and she dies. That is how the story gets started, and then it shows how people cope with death.



Resolution

Emako's family copes with Emako's death by moving to Emako's aunt's house. Monterey deals with her death by thinking of all the good times they had together. The mourning characters help each other through her awful death.


Author's Message

I think the author is trying to say is that life is too short so live everyday to the fullest because you never know what's going to happen tomorrow. The author was trying to say that sometimes life can seem like it's perfect, but it can get turned upside down. Also, if you get involved in gangs, not only can you be harmed, but it can also harm your family. For example, Emako died because of her brother's involvement in gangs.