I believe there is a great interest in children to both expose lies and try them out for themselves. Cal is a master, and uses his lies to greatest possible advantage. Abra is a liar, but a casual liar, and not dependent upon them. Adam is a liar, but only delivering those designed to protect, despite the high risk of backfire. Lee is a liar, inasmuch as he is required to protect his employer. Aron is not a liar.
- Why does Aron cry, his head in Abra's lap?
- Is it possible to say why Abra loves Aron? My thinking is this: Aron recognizes that Abra is different from all the other girls, and indeed so she seems, and more so than just his wish that she be different. If she is indeed different, might she love Aron for reason different than the rest of everyone else who loves him?
- Aron has a superpower, demonstrated in pt3. What is it, and how does he wield it?