White Oleander - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Janet Fitch
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Chapter 14 Summary

Seams trace Astrid's jaw and cheek, arms and legs. Everyone at school stares at her, and Astrid likes being considered a freak instead of a baby hooker. Olivia is still gone. This time, Astrid does not look after her packages or mail. Astrid thinks about her as she sits under the bleachers with Conrad and his friends, getting stoned.

It is Christmastime and Olivia is back, although Astrid has yet to see her. As the Turlocks celebrate the holidays with their relatives, Astrid is not asked to participate in their family activities. She is merely there to serve things. She escapes them and sits alone drinking. Astrid remembers how her mother hated Christmas most of all the holidays. The Turlocks have given her cheap presents from a 99-cent store. She thinks about how easily one can kill oneself when one is drunk and...

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