Chapter 14 Summary
Eventually Margaret is all ready for the party. Her parents smile a great deal as she waits for her ride to the party, but they refrain from saying “anything dumb” about their little girl growing up. Margaret laughs to herself about the stuffed bra, but she is glad her parents do not seem to notice any difference.
When she arrives at Norman Fishbein’s house, Margaret finds his fancy furniture and big rooms impressive. The party takes place in the basement, where the kids all stand around looking awkward in their best clothes. At first, the boys and girls mostly stay apart. Within a few minutes, Philip Leroy takes off his tie and jacket, and soon all the other boys follow his lead.
During dinner, a...
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