The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Part I, Chapter 7: The Girls in Their Summer Dresses Summary & Analysis

Gabrielle Zevin
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The book used for the Chapter 7 intro is "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses," written by Irwin Shaw. A.J. uses it to give Maya a couple thoughts on plot twists, as well as to tell her that when she picks someone to marry, she needs to make sure she picks someone who thinks she's the only one in the room.

Daniel and Ismay are the two main characters in this chapter. It takes place as they are getting ready to go to A.J.'s wedding. Daniel shows up to the house late and although Ismay contemplates leaving without him, she doesn't. He smells like alcohol when he arrives.

During the ceremony, Ismay thinks about Amelia's Renaissance Faire-style dress and the rest of Amelia's look for the day. Immediately after, Ismay reflects on how negative...

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