The two literary elements that I chose to use for this book are, simile and foreshadowing. First, the simile is, "The green river water was as smooth as glass." This is comparing the smoothness of the river water to glass using "as". The excerpt for the book for foreshadowing is, "That day, I vowed to myself that I would never, ever again give that b**ch the satisfaction of hearing me beg her to stop beating me." This is saying that in the future, David is not going to beg his mother to stop beating him, because if he does, it makes her feel good about herself.