In One Crazy Summer, do Delphine's expectations differ from Vontetta's and Fen's? Why?

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In OneCrazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia , Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are sisters who spend their summer with their estranged mother. Delphine was older when her mother left them with her father, so she remembers her mother a bit more than the other girls. She feels responsible for her...

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In One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are sisters who spend their summer with their estranged mother. Delphine was older when her mother left them with her father, so she remembers her mother a bit more than the other girls. She feels responsible for her sisters and wants to protect them from her mother, who she rightly believes to be selfish and a bit thoughtless. Her sisters, on the other hand, expect their reunion with their mother to be great and believe that as they spend time showing their mother how wonderful they are, she will respond with a more typical style of motherly love.

This difference in their expectations is shown when they prepare for the talent show. Vonetta and Fern believe that if their mother sees how good they are at singing, she'll want them and become more motherly. Delphine, on the other hand, thinks,

It didn’t seem right that they [Vonetta and Fern] thought singing and dancing would change Cecile into someone who cried for her long-lost daughters or fried pork chops and made banana pudding. Cecile wasn’t that kind of mother, if you wanted to call her one at all.

It is important to note that though their expectations of their mother are different, all three girls do yearn for a more intimate relationship with their mother.

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