My Brilliant Friend - Adolescence: 37-42 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 37, Stefano takes the girls to the shoe shop. Hiding his feelings for Lila, Stefano speaks politely with Rino and Fernando and requests after the shoes. Rino is delighted when Stefano offers to buy them. He also takes Lila's drawings for further shoes, and they all leave the shop. Lila warns him not to try to insult or trick her family. She tells Stefano that Marcello has already tried to buy her, and she won't let it happen. Stefano responds that he never spends money unless it will make money.

In Chapter 38, Elena decides to close her mind to the summer with the Saratorres and devote herself to Lila's drama. Lila takes Elena to Stefano's grocery often. They boil down Lila's goals to this: getting rid of Marcello. They decide to encourage Stefano's attentions if it will get them to that point...

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