Chapters 46-47 Summary

Trick or Treat

Olivia is shocked when August says he is too sick to go trick-or-treating. He loves Halloween more than anything, and she thinks she knows why: in a mask, August is just like all the other kids.

So that evening, Olivia visits August in his room and asks if he feels good enough to go to the Halloween Parade. He says no, and she is surprised. August has been through more awful medical stuff than most people do “in ten lifetimes.” She does not believe that nausea could stop him from having fun.

Sitting down, Olivia demands that August tell her what is really happening. After a bit of protest, he tells a story about hearing some kids—including his friend Jack Will—say awful...

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