Little Children - Part One: Decent People Beware Summary & Analysis

Tom Perrotta
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Summary

Part one is titled "Decent People Beware" and it consists of seven chapters.

The first chapter is titled "Bad Mommy," and it takes place at a local playground. The mothers - Mary Ann, Cheryl, Theresa, and Sarah - were talking about how tired they each were. Sarah didn't talk as much as the other wives, and in fact she saw herself as an outsider, instead of being part of the group. While the women talked about movies and their sex lives, their children played on the nearby playground.

Play time turned into snack time on Mary Ann's watch, as she was the mother who kept things moving on a specific timeline, but Sarah forgot to bring her daughter Lucy's snack. Mary Ann pointed out that it was Sarah's second time that week forgetting Lucy's snack, however she still shared some...

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