Pages 301-311 Summary

With every year, Dot grew angrier, created more trouble, and put herself in more danger. In grade school she had no friends, but now she has enemies. Mary, Celestine, and Pfef are her worst enemies until she needs something from them; once they give her everything they have, Dot resents them for it.

Dot’s spite is only thing the three adults have in common, and they are shocked by what they had created. Her friends are druggies and hoodlums, she has no interest in anything but trouble, and if she were not related to her, Mary would have disowned her. Pfef, however, has “fundamental and abiding” faith in her courage. Pfef knows that if the adults who love her “can hardly stand her,” she must really hate...

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