Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel - Chapter 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

Jennine Capó Crucet
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Chapter 7. The girls don't make it to the cameras in time, but Ariel's situation dominates their dinner conversation. They talk about his legal standing as an asylum seeker, considering his young age and the fact that he has to be rescued by the coastguard. Lourdes has cooked Lizet's favorite meal, so Lizet knows she has been forgiven, but thoughts of her academic integrity hearing lead her to ask about sources for stories they have heard on the street. This threatens to start a new round of arguments. The crisis is averted and conversation turns to Lizet's boyfriend, Omar, whom she had originally intended to also surprise. Following an argument about her academic integrity hearing, however, she has decided to end their relationship, but does not want to say anything to her mother so tries to evade the question.

Chapter 8. Lizet's relationship has been...

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