The Deep End of the Ocean - Chapters 17 and 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17 and 18 Summary

Chapter 17

Reese does not mind seeing Dr. Kilgore, who is a real doctor. Reese is concerned about his heart palpitations and does not want his father to know. When he mentions he has been going to see a younger kid play street hockey, Reese's heart acts up again and Dr. Kilgore tells him he is having a panic attack. He teaches him how to breathe out of it. Reese describes a fight with some kids who suggest his growth is stunted. Kilgore surprises Reese by demonstrating how pressure on a point behind the ear can bring down a large man, and lends him a book about it. Kilgore says he is a short guy, too.

Chapter 18

A large family session takes place with Dr. Kilgore, each family member's personality becoming evident immediately. Beth says Vincent has been difficult since Ben died...

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