Throughout the narrative, Stinson allows readers to observe demonstrations of loyalty and friendship as well as fun and competitiveness. Stinson beautifully captures the excitement and enthusiasm that takes place at a small town celebration and everyone’s involvement. Through Amanda’s character, one can subtly appreciate some of the difficulties a deaf person encounters. Amanda, however, is portrayed as a very strongly motivated and determined young lady. While people sometimes do not get along, the characters of David and Lennox show that individuals can respect each other’s differences.