Oryx and Crake - Section 8 (pages 171-218) Summary & Analysis

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Section 8 (pages 171-218) Summary

Due to environmental changes, HelthWyzer High holds its graduation on a warm day in February, before the start of the rainy season. A HelthWyzer product, SoYummie Ice Cream, is served at the event. Crake graduates at the top of the class, and the school that makes the highest bid for him is the Watson-Crick Institute. That school is like what Harvard was, before Harvard drowned in a flood. Jimmy is an average student who tests well on words but poorly in math, even though Crake has tutored Jimmy in his math courses. Jimmy suspects that the only reason he got accepted by the Martha Graham Academy, a low-profile school, is because his father knows the academy's head from their summer camp days.

Ramona, who has married Jimmy's father by now, attends the graduation. Crake's "Uncle Pete" is there also...

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