My Brilliant Friend - Adolescence: 13-18 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 13, the fact that Lila has started menstruating blows Elena away, it takes away something Elena felt she had over Lila. She is determined to improve her appearance and begins dressing with intention. Secretly, she is glad that Lila is forced to wear shabby clothes and she is not. They go for a walk and talk about high school. Elena exaggerates it to make it sound better, hoping that Lila will feel the pain of separation as she often does. As they are walking, the Solara brothers pull up in their car and ask the girls to climb in for a drive. Although she knows she should ignore them, she turns and refuses in a haughty way. Marcello grabs her hand, breaking her mother's silver bracelet. Lila pulls out a knife and holds it to Marcello's throat, threatening him. The brothers back...

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