Second Helpings: A Novel - The Thirteenth Summary & Analysis

Megan McCafferty
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The Thirteenth Summary

It's a few days after September 11th. Jessica says she hasn't been able to write in her journal since the tragedy infolded. She lists out all of the things they were scared of before the World Trade Center fell. She is mocking the violations that landed her fellow classmates suspended from school. She questions why she makes jokes at a time when she should be very serious. She questions her mental state.

The Thirteenth Analysis

Each person reacts to tragic situations differently. For Jessica, she tends to make jokes out of tragic situations. She wonders whether or not this makes her messed up mentally. In fact. It might be seen as the proper way to handle emotions, but it is the way in which she seems to handle her emotions.

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