Coming of Age in Mississippi - Part 3: Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Anne Moody
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Anne returns to Natchez when she realizes that she cannot afford to attend school elsewhere. The second year brings a new change: the discovery that boys are attracted to her. By now, Anne is twenty years old and has never been kissed. She begins paying more attention to the boys on campus, especially the ones on the boys' basketball team.

One boy in particular catches her eye. His name is Keemp and all the girls think he is the best looking. Anne does not find him especially attractive, but she is impressed with his ability on the basketball court. It is not long before Keemp and Anne begin dating. They sit together on the bus to away games and Keemp begs Anne to kiss him. Anne is reluctant at first but soon realizes that she will have to kiss Keemp if she is...

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