Alyssa BrugmanÃÂs novel Finding Grace which follows the developing relationship between an eighteen year old girl, Rachel, and a disabled woman called Grace. It portrays growing ties between these two characters but more importantly the development of RachelÃÂs maturity and knowledge throughout the entire novel. Rachel first comes to terms with Grace through a job opportunity offered to her by a man named Alistair.
In the beginning of the novel, the author presents one of the main characters Rachel to the readers as boring, average, sparrow like and quirky. RachelÃÂs thought about herself at the start expresses how she is now eighteen, an adult, which makes her believe that she knows everything. When relations between Rachel and Grace begin, her immediate thoughts and views of Grace were that it would be ÃÂjust like babysitting. . .and I wouldnÃÂt have to play with herÃÂ (page 34). She believes that Grace is just an empty shell because of the way Grace looked ÃÂdeadÃÂ on the outside.
Rachel doesnÃÂt treat Grace with respect by calling her Grace woman whom Mr Preston knows isnÃÂt what she deserves. As Mr Preston tells Rachel a bit about Grace, she begins to believe that there may be more to her then originally thought. ÃÂWho is Grace?ÃÂ (page 80), this mystery surrounding GraceÃÂs life before the accident enticed Rachel to delve into the history about what happened to Grace and who she used to be.
Further into the novel Brugman changes the current situation between Rachel and Grace by adding to the plot a spookybox belonging to Grace. The spookybox is a box that contains memoirs about a personÃÂs life and for Rachel, resembled a guide about who Grace was before the accident. Every night Rachel read several pieces of paper concerning people Grace knew. It expressed...