After the Rain - Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 37 Summary

Lewis calls Rachel at home just as she's about to go to bed. She tells him about her feelings when she is at the hospital, and that her grandfather is just evaporating. She fears he is growing smaller and smaller before her eyes until there is nothing left. Sometimes she feels numb.

Lewis tells her about a fire drill at school. Rachel tells him sometimes she thinks about going to school. She gets up and puts on her clothes, but her feet just take her back to the hospital to be with her grandfather.

Chapter 37 Analysis

Rachel's increasing maturity is obvious. She misses school and her friends, but she is also starting to miss her grandfather, even though he's not gone yet. She has come to treasure that relationship more than her social life or school concerns. At other times, she is just not able to process...

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