Are You in the House Alone? - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Richard Peck
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Chapter 4 Summary

At lunch, Steve and Gail are arguing about whether Madam Malevich was somebody or not before she was a teacher at their school. Steve is annoyed that Gail wastes her time with that clown of a teacher. Prepared for this argument, Gail throws out a quote from Voltaire about his take on history, which lessens the tension between the two. Gail then changes the subject to their frequent fights and disagreements. Gail addresses the fact that Steve has incredible drive, and that Gail has much less and perhaps that is causing tension. Steve tells Gail that he does not like to see her "fall in with Alison and the rest of them" (p. 44). Just then, Alison approaches and Steve gets up to let her have his seat. Steve does not say another word to Gail but addresses Alison when she asks him if...

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