I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

Chapter 9

Sometimes when she looked at Lena, how broken she seemed to be disturbed her. She wanted to poke her so she'd stand up straight and look up from the floor. Other times, Lena walked around as though she was proud. There was a lot of fear in Marie's house when her mother was still there. Her father would just try to touch her and she would recoil as though he were a snake. She'd get upset and wail at him all the while his hands trembled as he tried to calm her. She recalled hearing that the medicine chest was filled with antidepressants.

Lena never did strike up any relationships with the other white kids and Sherry made sure she didn't make any headway with the black kids. All she had was Marie who hated to see her walking alone and solemn in the...

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