Faithful: A Novel - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Shelby buys herself a car and drives it. Shelby drives back to Huntington to visit Helene before she leaves for California with James. She spends time with Helene and brushes her hair. Shelby wants Helene to forgive her, and, although Helene is unable to speak, she gently squeezes Shelby’s hand. Shelby takes this as a sign of forgiveness from Helene. She drives James towards California. That night, Shelby wakes up and goes outside to look up at the endless night sky. She is hopeful for her future.

Analysis

Chapter 15 provides readers with closure that leads to confidence in Shelby’s healing process and bright future. Shelby is now strong enough to visit Helene’s house. She is confident in herself and is able to confront both Helene’s parents and Helene herself. Shelby does not enter the home in an overly apologetic manner...

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