Diamonds in the Shadow - Chapter Seven Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seven Summary

Alake has the same dream over and over: the dream of holding the machine gun and shooting all her teachers in a desperate plea to save her little sister. As she shot, she heard Victor laughing. When they were all dead, Victor took the gun from her and shot her little sister anyway. All of Alake's killing had been in vain. In the refugee camp, everyone knew that she had killed, and so everyone refused to speak to her, refused to accept her as part of the community. She was an outcast, worth nothing to anyone. Mopsy does her best to make Alake feel more comfortable, although she has no idea what Alake is struggling with emotionally. The first step is painting her fingernails, showing her how to put on make-up, and giving her a beautiful new haircut.

At school, Jared...

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