Running with Scissors - Chapter 27: You're Gonna Make it After All Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Chapter 27: You're Gonna Make it After All Summary and Analysis

Following their dreams, Natalie and Augusten get an apartment together and enroll in community college. Augusten acquires his GED then enrolls premed. Surprisingly, Natalie proves to be a diligent student. She studies hard and makes great grades. Augusten, however, fails every class. He realizes that the study habits taught in high school would be useful now, in college.

In a meeting with his anatomy professor, advises Augusten to change his major. Shortly after this, his mother appears with disturbing confessions. She tells Augusten that Dr. Finch sexually abused her and overmedicated her during her treatment.

These confessions drive a wedge between Augusten and Natalie. Natalie side with her father, but Augusten feels compelled to believe his mother. After all, he knows first hand how the doctor treats drugs.

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