The Friends - Chapters 12-15 Summary & Analysis

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A new boy moves to Phyllisia’s neighborhood, and begins to show interest in her. This infuriates Marian, but Phyllisia is elated that the boy finds her prettier. She feels she is beginning to look pretty, an important quality to her family. When Phyllisia tells her sister Ruby about the boy, Ruby responds by saying that boys from New York City aren’t honorable. While this upsets Phyllisia, other problems take precedence. Watching as her mother’s health continues to decline daily, she can’t stand being alone with her; finally she breaks down and asks Edith to come over.

Upon arriving at Phyllisia’s house, Edith heads straight to Ramona and begins talking about her life. Ruby joins the conversation, which is civil and pleasant. Phyllisia knows she should be happy, but she is upset that Edith hasn’t gawked over the house’s...

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