Kissing Doorknobs - Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

Terry Spencer Hesser
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Chapters 11-12 Summary

In Chapter 11, Tara meets Donna DeLuca, who is thirteen, the same age as Tara, but she already has breasts, and goes to St. Francis School. Donna has had surgery on her eye, and has taken to wearing sunglasses all the time. One day, she asks Tara if she has a match, and when Tara says no, Donna says she got it wrong: she should have said, "Yeah, I got a match. Your face and my ass." (p. 106). Donna tells Tara to relax, and this cracks Tara up, which dumbfounds Donna. Donna says that she's heard that Tara's family outings are as bad as hers, and this shows Tara "the kindness and generosity underneath the tough-girl act." (p. 108). Donna says that she called Tara a twinkie because she looked spongy and blond—"not in a bad way...like you could bounce back." (p. 108).

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