Britt-Marie Was Here - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Fredrik Backman
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In Chapter 8, a green truck drives through Borg. It makes Britt-Marie think about Ingrid. She had seen a similar green truck on the day she had lost her childhood. Even though Ingrid had been told to put her seatbelt on, Ingrid had not done so. Britt-Marie had because she hoped her mother would notice, but she never did. The green truck hit their car from the right side. Before she passed out, Britt-Marie remembered wanting to clean up the mess of glass and blood in the backseat and make things nice again. Cleaning was what she did during the time of her sister’s funeral, and then, ever since. Britt-Marie hoped her mother would come out of her bedroom one day and notice how clean everything was. She never did. She never forgave Britt-Marie for not being the daughter that died.

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