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There has been much speculation as to whether Gracey belongs in the black world or the white world She goes to Hamilton College a predominately white school on an athletics scholarship At first she dreads going to Hamilton and wishes she could live in Cunningham with her family Eventually Gracey finds she fits in to Hamilton and prefers living in Brisbane her white friends rather than in Cunningham with her family Once Gracey feels comfortable in the white world it is as if she does not want to go back to the black world As far as she is concerned Cunningham is not her home it is just where her family live Hamilton is Graceys real home now If it were possible Gracey would probably prefer to stay at Hamilton over the holidays But this isnt my home Angela Mum and Dougy and even Raymond live here now Ive never lived here If Ive got a home now its Hamilton College We can see in the first few chapters that Gracey cant wait to get back on that train Back to Brisbane where she feels she belongs Even Dougy notices her eagerness to get back to school Ever since Gracey got her athletics scholarship into Hamilton her relationship with Dougy has never been the same They had grown apart over the years and Gracey had no interest in her brothers life Its hard for her at school and she cant wait to get back here But that starts to change She still comes home each holiday but she stops saying how much she wants to stay Shes jumpy eager to leave Page 5 Hes different Im different We just dont have much in common any more What can you expect after so much time apart Page 1 You could argue that Gracey belongs in the white world because she has no interest in spending time with her family in Cunningham and when
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