Chapter 7 Summary
At home, Margaret puts on a new bra. She cannot work the clasp behind her back properly, but she does not want to ask her mother for help getting dressed every day. Eventually she works out a way to clasp the bra around her waist and then squirm until she gets the thing on properly. Just out of curiosity, she stuffs the bra with a couple of socks to see how it looks. She likes the effect—but she takes the socks out before leaving her room.
On Monday, Margaret looks carefully at all the boys in her class and picks two names to write on her list. Her choices are Philip Leroy, the best-looking boy in the class, and Jay Hassler, who has pretty eyes and clean hands. She sticks with just two names, figuring that she can...
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