Bone - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

Fae M. Ng
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Chapter 9. The chapter reverts back in time to the period right after Ona commits suicide. Ona killed herself right before the Chinese New Year. Leila describes how her family and everyone in the neighborhood and their lives dealt with the aftermath of Ona’s suicide. Ona’s suicide even brings people back into Leila’s life that she hasn’t seen or heard from in years.

As Leila and Nina come across the people in their lives, everyone questions why Ona would commit suicide. Each person remembers her as a child, recalls all of Ona’s good qualities or tells the story about the last time they saw her, including her co-workers and manager on the last night she worked as a hostess at the restaurant, which is also the night she committed suicide.

In the beginning of the chapter, there is a mention of...

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