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What is Alexandra's main conflict in chapter 2 of Whirligig?

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Whirligig is a young adult novel. It was written by American author Paul Fleischmann and published in 1998. It tells the story of Brent Bishop who embarks on a journey of atonement across America, installing whirligigs in Maine, Florida, Washington, and California.

In chapter two we meet best friends Alexandra and Stephanie, two eighth-graders who live in Weeksboro, Maine. Alexandra is outgoing, pretty, and has a boyfriend. Stephanie is quieter, plain, and doesn't have a boyfriend. The chapter is written from Stephanie's point-of-view. The conflict in this chapter is that Alexandra thinks that Stephanie should get herself a boyfriend and that...

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