Faithful: A Novel - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Shelby and Helene were best friends in their senior year of high school. They planned on attending NYU together until one night when a terrible car crash occurred. Shelby was driving. Helene forced them to go out because she was upset about her boyfriend, Chris, breaking up with her. She managed to survive the crash with minimal physical injuries and several psychological issues. Helene, on the other hand, went into a coma. The accident happened in a spot along Route 110, which is where the town places paper bags with gently lit candles along the road in Helene’s honor.

The now 19 year-old Shelby struggles with immense guilt after the accident. She remembers seeing an angel while she was lying on the side of the road. The angel saved her; but it did not save Helene, which is something Shelby struggles with every day. She...

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