Decipher- to make out the meaning of (pg.122)
Scalpel- a small, light, usually straight knife used in surgical and anatomical operations and dissections (pg.133)
With all the stories, it seemed that Rosie turned a blind eye to anything going on as long as cones were being filled and burgers were being flipped.(pg.135)
I think that this sentence is using personification because the author is giving a restaurant a human characteristic.
I answer the phone, but even the simplest words catch in my throat and I say nothing.(pg.136)
I think that this would be a metaphor because it is giving the words characteristics to represent something