Small Fry - Runaway Summary & Analysis

Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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In "Runaway," Lisa feared that whenever she got a migraine headache, a nuclear bomb would hit. She worried that a bomb would hit on Christmas and then on New Year’s Eve. For New Year’s Eve, Lisa and her mother attended Steve and Mona’s party alongside Steve’s new girlfriend Laurene. Lisa worried the entire time about the bomb. Afterward, Steve yelled at Lisa and her mother for not paying enough attention to Laurene. He worried that she would break up with him.

When Lisa turned 12 years old, Mona promised to pay for Lisa’s college tuition if Steve did not. Lisa’s academic performance in school improved. In sixth grade, she planned to go on a trip to Japan with her class. Laurene moved in with Steve. Lisa went on a trip to New York with Steve and Laurene. When Lisa...

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