Blankets: An Illustrated Novel - Chapter 8: Vanishing Cave Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8: Vanishing Cave Summary

Craig's parents surprise him and Phil with new beds. The boys are growing up now and each deserves to have his own room. Craig will remain in the current bedroom while Phil will get a new bed and move into the playroom. Craig complains but his parents point out that he has the larger bed. The boys are happy. That night and for many nights to follow, the boys find reasons to share a bed, to seek refuge under the same blankets. It seems different when sharing is by choice. After a while the boys can no longer find a reason to share a bed and are separated. Craig thinks about the separation. When Raina asks about Phil, Craig says they are like strangers now.

Raina's mother, Judy, laments her choices. She says she had always wanted to be...

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