83 pages 2 hours read

Ellen Hopkins


Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | YA | Published in 2004

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Chapters 171-223

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 171 Summary: “We Bumped up the Road”

As Brendan drives to Chamberlain Flat, Kristina notes his handsomeness. She feels that he is wild like her—Bree as a boy.

Chapter 172 Summary: “Saturday Night”

At the party, Kristina drinks beer, smokes tobacco and pot, and uses crank. She senses that all the girls envy her for being accompanied by someone as good-looking as Brendan.

Chapter 173 Summary: “Brendan Stoked the Fire”

Brendan becomes sexually aggressive with Kristina. Kristina tells him she is sexually inexperienced and wants to wait.

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By Ellen Hopkins