Kissing Doorknobs - Study Guide Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

Terry Spencer Hesser
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In Chapter 13, in eighth grade, Tara says that she is more normal, and gets better grades. Even her parents admit that Donna's influence has been good, in spite of her wildness. Donna, though, begins to change, and to use drugs, and become remote. Tara has a small part in the Christmas play. She says that the pageant is painful, with parents groaning aloud at their children's performances. Looking out at the audience, Tara recalls a story about her grandmother and mother freezing onstage at an amateur night. Standing on the stage, Tara says that she feels completely alone, and that time has been passing her by. She gets so lost in her panic that she forgets her lines, but at least she doesn't start praying on stage. Tara feels humiliated, but at least no one humiliates her in public.

In Chapter 14, Donna and Tara spend...

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