Frank's problems with her mother and with Mr. Dussel continue to make her miserable, and her loneliness becomes harder to bear. In an effort to combat loneliness and to feel understood by someone, Frank strikes up a relationship with Peter. Where she once found him lazy and boring, she now finds him sweet and in need of a friend. The more Frank visits Peter in his room, the more their parents become concerned about the propriety of such visits. Mr. Frank eventually tells Anne he thinks she should stop visiting Peter so much, to which Anne responds with a letter telling her father that...
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