Define "Normal" - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Antonia gets home from school, and Karen comes to visit. She tells them that their mom is feeling a little better and wants to see them. Although Michael declines, Antonia is anxious to see her. Antonia is startled by her mother's appearance. She is still unwell and mostly unresponsive, which makes Antonia very upset. Karen explains to her that the medication sometimes takes a while to work.

After the hospital visit, Karen takes Antonia out to McDonald's and tells Antonia about how she also used to be clinically depressed. She tells Antonia that she had gone through what her mom is going through. Antonia finally accepts that she will be staying with the Abeyta's for some time. Karen also tells Antonia that she knows that her father is not dead; he and her mom are merely divorced.

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