Are You in the House Alone? - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Richard Peck
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Chapter 1 Summary

Preparing for a dinner in the prestigious Lawver residence, Gail is arguing with her mother about her clothing choices. Mrs. Osburne gives in, and Gail wears a casual outfit. When Gail can fuss with her appearance no longer, she walks to the bottom of the stairs and waits for Steve to arrive. It is clear that Gail's parents do not "approve" of Steve, so Gail is ready for him when he knocks on the door. The two walk to the Lawver residence in anticipation. When Steve and Gail arrive, Phil lets them in and greets them with an unusual awkward moment.

After Alison Bremer dated Phil for two years, Mr. and Mrs. Lawver have decided to accept Alison socially. To mark this turning point, the Lawvers have instructed their son, Phil, to invite another couple to celebrate the occasion. With damask dinner napkins...

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