|Why would you take the phone?|
Has she committed a crime? Possibly.
Do we as readers know for sure, or do we know why? Not yet.
We have questions about her actions and motivations. How we feel about what she has done will probably depend on her reason for taking it.
1- If we discover she is taking back a phone that is the lifeline for her sick mother and a bully has forcibly taken it from her, we feel she is justified and we're on her side.
2- If we discover she is a nasty individual who is stealing it through jealousy or maliciously causing trouble for someone else, especially if the phone owner is vulnerable, then we are led to distrust and dislike the girl.
Crime is not straightforward it comes in many shades of grey –
Over to you…
What do you think was going on?