Chapters 25 and 26 Summary
Lena changed. She stopped waiting to walk with Marie at school. She and Dion didn't come for their Saturday sleepover for two weeks in a row. Lena had things on her mind. She had to figure out how she and Dion could go taste the sweet green silence. Marie begged her not to leave. One day, Sherry came over and was actually friendly to Lena. It made Marie think that anything was possible.
One day Marie and Lena were swinging on the big swings. Lena had nice new clothes on. Marie asked her about them but all Lena would say was "secrets." She reminded Marie to keep her secret and wanted to know a secret from Marie that she had never told anyone. Her secret was that she wrote letters to her mother. But she didn't have her address, Lena said. She wrote her mother letters...