Autobiography of a Face - Chapters 7 and 8, Masks and Truth and Beauty Summary & Analysis

Lucy Grealy
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Chapters 7 and 8, Masks and Truth and Beauty Summary and Analysis

Lucy has missed most of fourth and fifth grades and begins to show up "periodically" during the "vacations" from chemo during the sixth grade. The boys tease her unmercifully, often telling her to "take off that mask" and then laughing when they seem surprised that she isn't wearing one. Another favorite jeer is to tease some boy about being Lucy's boyfriend. Then come Halloween and Lucy - with her face concealed - becomes her old, bubbly self. She dresses as an Eskimo and when they're done, she gives Sarah all the hard candy, which Lucy can't eat.

She then starts junior high and finds that the boys are very cruel. She tries to ignore them, but the teasing gets worse. She then starts chemotherapy again and says that she...

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