Rocket Boys: A Memoir - Chapter 19, Picking Up and Going On- Chapter 20, O'Dell's Treasure Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19, Picking Up and Going On- Chapter 20, O'Dell's Treasure Summary and Analysis

In chapter nineteen, Sonny feels dull and thick. He quits building rockets, quits studying his rocketry book, and quits going to the machine shop. He avoids his parents. He is scared and wonders if everything that has happened has made him what he is meant to be - a good West Virginian, stoic and solid, filled with guilt but incapable of showing it. Sonny detests himself for feeling nothing. He tells Mr. Ferro, one of the machinists, that he's no longer in the rocket business. Then he thinks of Jake, a man with more love of life than anyone Sonny knows. He goes to find him and learns that he left for Ohio that morning. Sonny pets Daisy Mae but has nothing to say to...

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