Chapter 20: Summary and Analysis
Louise Kendricks: the “prettiest female in Stamps, next to Miss Flowers,” and Marguerite’s first friend
Tommy Valdon: Marguerite’s suitor
Miss Williams: Marguerite’s seventh-grade teacher
Helen Gray: a recipient of a Valentine and a very minor, flat character
At the annual summer picnic fish fry Marguerite makes her first close, girl friend: Louise Kendricks. Marguerite also has her first interest in a boy; Tommy Valdon not only sends Marguerite a love note, but he also sends her a valentine which the teacher (Miss Williams) reads aloud to the whole class. Although Marguerite determines to say something clever to him, she can...
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