After the Rain - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

This chapter is a letter from Rachel to Jeremy. In the letter, Rachel confides that she did something terrible, exploding at their parents in response to their coddling. Rachel realizes she was overly emotional, although it didn't seem so at the time. The trio was innocently sitting around the kitchen table. Manny was asking if Rachel expected to be on the honor roll again when suddenly Shirley "zoomed in" as if to squeeze a pimple on Rachel's face. Rachel screamed at both her parents to stop treating her like a child. Manny called her by the hated nickname "Mouse" and that made it all worse. Rachel stormed to her room. Manny tried to mollify Shirley, saying the girl is only fifteen, right in front of Rachel. This made Rachel even angrier. Afterwards, Rachel felt miserable for losing her temper and hurting her parents.

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Rachel wonders...

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