It was on a hard day-
"Are you okay, Mom?"
"It's a hard day, Helen."
-that Billy Murdoch was hit by a car in front of the house.
I think this quote is very important to the book because it talks about the hard day Helen and her mother had. That day a young boy got hit by a car in front of their house. And Clair was the only one to see it. But instead of calling for help she just stood there and watched him and sang to him. she couldn't make herself go and do anything to help she just stood there and watched him lay in the road until someone finally came and got help. Unfortunately, Billy died. I think this quote symbolizes this hard time and I think this quote represents all the other "hard" days for Helen's family. Which what I think, is every day. Helen had to stand up for her mom when a group of men came to her house looking for Clair. They didn’t think it was right that Clair didn’t get help for the little boy. She made Helen go outside for her. Helen was hit by one of the men. She stood up for her mom and got hit. That’s a very hard day.