In Ashes, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Ashleigh’s parents have been divorced for the last two years. She loves both of them but has a special soft spot. Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers by Judy Blume – Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer summary and analysis. When people change, they become better as a person or their thinking worsens. In the short story Ashes, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows that it isn’t.

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Baseball Camp by David Klass. And not susna that, he could have bought her a necklace at the very least- or made one, with plastic stars on it, just so that he technically kept his promise, and it makes Ashes smile to know he cared enough about her to make an effort to make her relived that he loves her.

Going Sentimental by Rachel Vail. Short Stories for Strong Gi rls. Her father is also incredibly manipulative. View a FREE sample. Ashleigh enjoys visiting her father every Tuesday that winter, but she knows that he is a dreamer who cannot keep his promises, unlike her mother who is the most practical person she knows.

This story will hopefully clear many kids judgment, and cause them to consider all the complicated facets of people in their lives.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Posted by Unknown at 2: In your second paragraph you should ask yourself “Is this worded correctly and does it make sense? However, in real life it could go both ways.


After her parents’ pfefder, Ashes struggles with loyalties between her parents, especially when they disparage each other. Dad seems to be View the Study Pack.

Ashes visits her dad every Tuesday and at first, Ashes describes the weather as making it feel special and different than other days. In the story, Ashes’ father asks her to steal from her mother to pay off a debt. She feels a need for the emotional support of Ashes and she hopes to achieve this by speaking negatively of her father. A Personal View by Judy Blume. Both of Ashes parents try to make Ashes love them, and want her to understand their point of view.

Love and Centipedes by Paul Zindel. When people change, they become better as a person or their thinking worsens. Throughout the story, Ashes is learning from her emotions and evolving her emotions. But will she take the money or will she leave it? I think that the father believes the more he makes her feel special, the more she’ll love him and in the end, the more Ashes will be willing to steal for him or do other favors when he needs it. This is especially true for bj, whose feelings about people often cloud our ability to think clearly and critically about their positive and negative attributes.

But what Ashes needs is a down to earth pfegfer, a trait her father has been shown to lack. If she takes the money and betrays her mother, Ashes picks her father. In the end when Ashes makes her decision she is by herself but looking for advice or anything to help her.

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Zshes realizes that not all people can be molded into the people that you wish they were and she sort of loses the hope she had for her father when he mocked her mother and asked her to steal the money.


Ashes yearns for a caring, emotional parent, one that will promise her the stars and dreams as her dad does.

Throughout the short story, there is a reoccurring theme about Ashes father using her, and never fulfilling his promises to her, as a real suusan would. I feel that many others in the same situation as me empathize with Ashes in that no child wants to disappoint their parents, but sometimes we feel that the decision we’re making isn’t honest with ourselves.

When her father mentions this, she tries pfeffeer find an alternate way to fix his problem. Spear by Julius Lester.

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Ashes uses the weather to portray her feeling towards her father. They offered me no advice on what I should do. With Mom, there are a lot of rainy days and she takes a grim sort of pleasure in being ready for them. In this quote, the father was able to both give Ashes false expectations and put down Ashes’ mom. One of the symbols that is introduced in the story is the star necklace. In the Unlikely Event.