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The Summer of the Swans Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

Betsy Byars
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Chapter 5 Summary

Sara complains to Charlie about Aunt Willie's comments comparing Sara to Wanda. Sara feels that beauty on the outside is the only important beauty, and she is so convinced that she once wrote a paper on it for English class and received a poor grade.

When Charlie and Sara reach Mary Weicek's house, Mary comes out to talk. Mary wants to know if Aunt Willie bought Sara the dress she saw downtown that she liked. Sara says no, since Aunt Willie decided she could make it cheaper. The stripes are not matching up, though, so Sara is very disappointed. Then Mary says that her cousin is about to cut her hair, so she cannot go to the lake with Sara and Charlie. She asks Sara to come in and see the pictures Mary's cousin uses to pick a hairstyle. Sara agrees, leaving Charlie on the front steps...

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