Piecing Me Together - Chapters 24-31 Summary & Analysis

Renée Watson
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Chapter 24 begins with the phrase “tener hambre,” which means “to be hungry.” Jade arrives home to find her mother has left 20 dollars with instructions for Jade to get herself something for dinner. Though she hates to be alone on the streets at night, she goes to the Dairy Queen. She overhears a group of boys talking about girls they know, rating them on a scale. The boys then begin rating the females in the restaurant. One of them comments on how large Jade is. Another says “thick girls are fine” (93) and someone urges him to talk to her. Jade wonders who teaches boys to talk like that. One calls out to her, but she keeps walking toward home. The boys calls out derogatory names and says she should diet. She does not eat on the bus either, and the fries are cold by...

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