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The title character blu to me is your average middle child He tries to be noticed but hes not the oldest so hes not know for being the first to make mistakes or pave the way Hes not the youngest so hes not the baby and he wont get that attention because the baby gets a different type of attention which is because they are the last born and need nurturing Blus place in the world is not yet known When you first start to read blus hanging you learn how the three children cope with their mothers death Ivah becomes the mother of the household and is forced to get over the death of her mother and grow up quickly Blu starts to eat a lot and gains a lot of weight and quickly Maisie being the youngest isnt quite sure how to deal with this so she stops talking all together My main concern through out the book for blu is that his father is very distant from him and the girls The girls have each other and ms Ito for a role model but blu only has his father and uncle Paulo to show him how to be a man If he is to follow in either one of their foot steps hes likely to think either its ok for him to turn his back on him family when things get to hard or hell think its ok to fondle little boys Blu seems as though hes trying to grow up and help out around the house He wants to be able to take care of things when ivah isnt there Around Christmas is when he shows how understanding he can be by giving ivah maxi pads because she is growing up and becoming a woman Although blus character seems very complex and hard to read I find him easier to understand as the book goes on Hes grieving through out a
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