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The Great Gilly Hopkins Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 "More Unpleasant Surprises" Summary

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Chapter 3 "More Unpleasant Surprises" Summary

Gilly gloats to herself in the mirror that her uncombed hair looks terrible. It is her first day of school. She waits around as Trotter fusses over W.E. before sending him out the door to the school bus. Furious that Trotter will let Gilly go off to school 'looking like a scarecrow,' she defiantly combs her bubble-gum-entangled hair.

Once at school, the principal, Mr. Evans, reviews Gilly's records from her previous school. He and Trotter escort her to the door of Miss Harris's class. Gilly is shocked that her new teacher is a tall, attractive black woman. Gilly has trouble following the math lesson, which makes her angry and embarrassed. She makes up her mind to show everybody how smart she is by not only catching up, but also getting ahead of the rest of the class...

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