Digging In - Chapters 16 - 18 Summary & Analysis

Loretta Nyhan
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In Chapter 16, Mykia was helping Paige with her garden when Mr. Eckhardt addressed Paige from his side of the fence, claiming that her tomato plants would die. Mykia and Paige defended the choice to tend to the tomato plants. Paige emphasized the positive effect that the gardening was doing for her sense of self. Paige told her neighbor that his help was “not requested” (131).

There occurs a page break. Mykia and Paige lay on sofas in Paige’s living room. After Paige’s prompting Mykia discussed her past. Mykia also expressed the importance of Paige’s gardening and how it was helping Paige heal.

In Chapter 17, Officer Leprechaun arrived at Paige’s house. Trey answered the door and when seeing the specific guest, said: “I didn’t do anything” (135). Paige explained that the officer was there for her. Officer Leprechaun came inside, and...

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