-"she was moving her fingers as if it was her own legs swaying to the music." (p.193) - it uses the word "as"
-"i want celery, like it was a double chocolate chip cookie." (p.203) - it uses the word "like"
-"the reflection was as bright as if it was the head light it selfs." (p.211) -it uses the word "as"
"She was talking to me like the past year had never happened." - this quote shows that even if something bad happens in the past it can be over come if you try.