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Upcar Term Analysis

An upcar is a flying car.
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...What You Can Carry. Sometimes, Titus goes outside on errands, where he sees lots of “upcars” and suburbs “stacked on top of each other.” He’s very glad to have friends, since... (full context)
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...at a “choking party.” Before the party, Titus reunites with Violet. He uses his parents’ upcar to pick her up and drive her to the party—she doesn’t have a car of... (full context)
Part 3: The Dimples of Delglacey
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...chatting with each other. Suddenly, they tell Titus that they’re buying him a present—his own upcar. Titus is overjoyed. He cries, “You are like the best mom and dad ever!” Suddenly,... (full context)
Part 3: Lift
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On Saturday, Titus and his dad go to test-drive upcars, and Violet joins. While Titus test-drives, Dad looks out the window, chatting with someone else... (full context)
Part 3: A Question of Moral
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...family eats dinner with Violet. Dad is very proud that his son owns his own upcar. Violet suggests that she and Titus go driving in the forests near Jefferson Park, but... (full context)
Part 3: A Day in the Country
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Later, back in the upcar, Violet asks Titus how he’d want to die if he had the choice. Titus decides... (full context)
Part 3: Fight and Flight
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...want to feel something, then adds, “Let’s feel vertigo.” Titus agrees, and turns off his upcar, so that they drop out of the sky. Breathing hard from the drop, Titus turns... (full context)
Part 4: 76.3%
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...announces that he’s going to drive to Violet, using the autopilot function. He finds his upcar and drives to Violet’s house. As he drives, he dreams about sweater vests, and his... (full context)
Part 4: 76.2%
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Titus walks to his upcar. As he climbs in, Violet waves to him. But the next day, her arms stop... (full context)
Part 4: 57.2%
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Violet and Titus drive away in Titus’s upcar. During the ride, Titus asks if Violet has been okay. She explains that she can’t... (full context)
Part 4: 54.1%
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...jersey. When he and Violet have returned to Violet’s house, Violet climbs out of the upcar, and her arm freezes. Violet’s father tries to help her, but she insists on climbing... (full context)
Part 4: Summertime
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Titus realizes that nobody wants to ride in his upcar for some reason. He keeps trying to buy things to be cool, but he feels... (full context)
Part 4: The Deep
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Titus drives out to Violet’s house. In the upcar, he listens to news about riots in California and mysterious explosions in New Jersey. When... (full context)