One significant strategy used in the book is that of contextualizing. This means that the texts in the book had been placed in the context of culture, biography and history. While going through this book, one can easily read it linking it with their own experience. By reading the words, significance can be seen of the information provided in the text. It also provides value related to specific location and specific point of time. The place and time played a significant role in presenting the entire plot of the story, at times related to different place and time in a radical manner. This strategy helped in recognizing the differences that lie amongst the attitude and values related to the past of the reader.
Hence, this strategy helped in providing a nostalgic element within the novel. As a narrator, Jess, while being lost in her thoughts, she is focused on the things around her as she watches her shadow, or the birds, taps her feet to watch water while it rippled. In studying the environment, a number of readers can relate themselves with that particular information. The best way to interpret the story is by diving into the words and believing what the writer is saying as being the truth (Miller, 22). This helps in getting closer to the theme. Being a believer that such an event may take place and there is a possibility that such a family is on a road trip, fighting with their emotional and physical strength, helps to be linked with the story in a better manner.