Bettyville - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

George Hodgman
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George begins the chapter with a passage from Samuel Clemens who became the author, Mark Twain, who wrote Tom Sawyer. Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri, not far from George's boyhood home. George has fond memories of going to Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal, Missouri, with his aunt and uncle in the summers.

The man who takes care of Betty's yard tells George that the boy who mows the lawn needs help because he is probably on meth. George reaches out to the boy in kindness but does not get much response.

Betty's irascibility is threatening her social life as there has been a fierce argument at her bridge game because she accused the hostess of being stingy with snacks. People do not understand that Betty cannot control her moods and sometimes resulting outbursts. One of Betty's last remaining friends, Mandy, suggests to George...

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