Hold Still - Summer (pg. 5 - 10) Summary & Analysis

Nina LaCour
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Summer (pg. 5 - 10) Summary

In "Summer," Caitlin finds out her best friend Ingrid has committed suicide. She tries to control her anguish, and finds herself wandering away from home, catching a bus, and riding it to somewhere she doesn't know. She tries to block her thoughts through random fact review, and pushes away her feelings. After many hours of sitting alone, her father arrives to silently take her home. For several days, Caitlin sleeps and cries endlessly. Her parents decide to take her away for a while, and during a roadside picnic, they try to explain that Ingrid was clinically depressed for many years, and on medication to try to help. Caitlin tunes them out, however, unable to process the thoughts in her grief. That night, in the cabin, Caitlin again uses random facts to drown out her thoughts of Ingrid. By July...

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