Chapter 7 Summary

In English on Monday, Mr. Chappelle waits until the last fifteen minutes of class to pass back the students' essays. Dicey struggles to contain her impatience; she is anxious to see her grade, because she knows that she did a good job and is certain that the teacher gave her the low mark on her report card by mistake. Mr. Chappelle finally begins the process of returning the assignments by announcing that he would like to read two of them aloud first. He does not specify why he has chosen these papers, other than to say that both were written by girls.

The first essay describes someone who is "the laughingest person you're liable to meet," but who is often found "crying when she thinks nobody's there to...

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