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The Year Of Billy Miller Analysis

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The story “The Year of Billy Miller” by Kevin Henkes contains a variety of themes that children experience. Therefore, more children will be able to read and relate to this story. Consequently, I enjoyed the story given that I was able to compare Billy’s experiences with that of other children his age. Throughout the story the main character Billy Miller, a second grade student, fears the rejection of his peers and teacher. Ever since Billy Miller fell and hit his head against the pavement, he has been skeptical of his intellectual abilities. Billy’s fear increases when his mother and father place too much importance on his fall. However, Billy gradually overcomes his fears with the approval of his teacher, Ms. Silver, and his mother’s admiration
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