Second Helpings: A Novel - The Seventeenth Summary & Analysis

Megan McCafferty
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The Seventeenth Summary

Jessica thinks that all of her classmates hate her. She also feels like she is not one of them. They all seem to be writers and poets. They are always going to poetry slams, literary events and drinking a lot of coffee. Jessica doesn't do any of these things. When she reads in class, everyone attacks Jessica's topics and suggests she write them differently, from a different point of view, or on a different topics altogether.

The Seventeenth Analysis

Jessica admits that she has a mild case of depression. She is perpetuating her classmates' dislike for her by feeding into it. Instead of trying to become friends with them, she has built a wall, where she stands on one side of the obstacle and her classmates stand on the other.

Ironically, Jessica's classmates see her as "sunshiney," while they are all...

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