S: Chelsea Guan
BC: *Images downloaded from Google
FC: Saving Fish from Drowning
1: Bibi Chen | Bibi Chen is the narrator of this novel. She was an art-loving Chinese shopkeeper. She had arranged a trip to China and Burma before her death for several of her friends. She is very into traditional Chinese art (image to the left.) The image to the left is her notice of death.
2: Marlena & Esme | Marlena and Esme are mother and daughter. Marlena is very loving to her daughter. Their powerful bond is shown on the left. The picture on the top right shows a picture of a puppy. In the novel, Esme falls in love with a sick little puppy. | The picture to the bottom right shows how diverse Marlena's cultural background is. Marlena has had many different cultural experiences, ranging from her ethnic background and her living experiences.
3: Harry is a star on TV on a show about dogs. The puppies below symbolize his love for them, and the video tape symbolizes his fame on TV. It also resembles how he sent out videos trying to find his lost friends. | Harry
4: Heidi is the medical freak of this novel. She is very paranoid that something bad will always happen, so she is prepared at all times. The syringe is just one of the many things she brings with her, and she always carries around her First Aid Kit. She has not always been paranoid, but the past has changed her. She has been paranoid ever since the death of her roommate. | Heidi
5: Vera | Vera is the closest friend of Bibi. Bibi left her estate to Vera to take after. She is a woman that speaks her mind and can easily persuade people to join her side when necessary. It is a natural gift for her. The image to the left shows her and Bibi's friendship, since it is a picture of two best friends. The middle is the picture of an estate, which was given to Vera to take care of. The picture to the right is a picture of someone speaking their mind, which is something Vera always does.
6: The two are the main couple of this novel. They are very affectionate and open about their intimacy.The picture to the left shows their love for being on camera and recording everything that they do together, while the image at the top shows how loving they are. | Wendy & Wyatt
7: Roxanne is a teacher as well as an athlete. She is a very intelligent and sophisticated woman. The top picture shows her love for athletics and just moving. The picture to the right shows her love for Biology and her upcoming Biology book. | Roxanne
8: Dwight was originally a student of Roxanne's but it now her husband. He is athletic as well, which is the reason for the weights to the top left. To the bottom left is a picture that portrays Psychology, and shows that Dwight is very fascinated by human behavior. Dwight being a Psychology lover can be seen as analytical of people that he meets. | Dwight
9: Moff is best friends with Harry. He is a very laid back person. Moff is very big on traveling and going on vacations, which is the reason for the image of the airplane and bamboo. The job he has also involves bamboo, which fascinates him. He is a very shady character, as there are illegal things that he does. For example, he grows Marijuana. | Moff
10: Bennie is the tour leader of the Bibi Chen group. He has taken the spot of Bibi due to her death. The image of the shirt shows that he is the tour leader. The picture at the bottom shows how insecure he is and how he lacks confidence of things going smoothly. Things have not gone very well for him in the past, due to his family finding out that he is indeed a homosexual. The negative reaction of his parents has scarred him. | Bennie
11: Rupert is the laid back teenager of this book. He is the son of Moff. The sunglasses are meant to symbolize that he is laid back and does not care much for anything except his own enjoyment. He hardly pays attention to anything on the trip and tries to just enjoy himself. | Rupert