Kissing Doorknobs - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

Terry Spencer Hesser
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In Chapter 9, by seventh grade, Tara's friends are sick of her 'quirks.' Anna is on a volleyball team, and Kristin has been hospitalized for anorexia—but she was signed by a modeling agency right in the hospital waiting room. Tara is still counting cracks, and Keesha finally gets sick of her, and interrupts her counting, so that Tara is filled with hatred for her. She pushes her and Keesha is surprised and upset, and this makes Tara sit on the sidewalk and cry. Keesha says that she misses Tara—all her friends do—and Tara says that she misses herself too. Has tries to comfort her, but all Tara can do is wail.

In Chapter 10, Tara's father has a heart attack, and Tara says that she is in pain herself because of it. She doesn't want him to die, and visits...

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