Boy, Snow, Bird - Part 2, Section 2 – Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 – Bird’s father brings her a gift from Snow – a birdcage with a broken door. In return, Bird sends Snow a pen that writes in invisible ink to give. Bird’s narration, meanwhile, reveals that Mom (Boy) knows that Bird kept the letter addressed to her by Snow, and narrates how her Mom at first tried to talk to her about it, but then commented that Snow was a “replica of an all-around sweetie pie.” This adds to Bird’s store of resentment towards her mother.

Meanwhile, Bird attends a conference for young journalists in the hopes of getting some material for Mia, who’s writing a story about them. At the conference, she befriends a young woman named Yasmin: together they form the Brown People’s Alliance, and Yasmin tells her she should break up with Louis: boyfriends, Yasmin...

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