Chapters 52-53 Summary

Warning: This Kid Is Rated R

Summer warns her mom about August before bringing him home. Summer’s mom is “not always so good at faking her feelings,” and Summer is scared of embarrassment on all sides. Unfortunately, Summer’s efforts are not enough. When August enters their apartment for the first time, Summer’s mom stares in shock.

When he gets a call on his cell phone, Summer takes her mom aside and tells her to stop looking “weirded-out.” Her mom looks surprised, but afterward she acts normal toward August.

When August sees a picture of Summer’s dad, he asks if her parents are divorced. She explains that her dad used to be in the military, but he died. August says he is sorry,...

(The entire section is 517 words.)