She's Come Undone - Chapters 7, 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

Wally Lamb
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Chapters 7, 8 and 9 Summary

Jack begins showing up to give Dolores a ride home several days a week. Some days, he is moody. Other days, he strokes her hair and make jokes. Dolores lies, saying that she's staying late at school to make up for the hours she spends riding around with Jack. She begins to gorge herself on junk food after school. She daydreams of Rita's death, resulting in Dolores taking on the role of wife and mother to Jack and his child.

Dolores meets Norma's boyfriend, Kenny, but is uncomfortable and tells Norma that she no longer wants to be friends. A few nights later, Bernice makes Dolores talk to her father. She tells him to pretend she died. The next day, Jack teases her about keeping him waiting and she snaps back that she couldn't just leave class. Jack then tells her...

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