83 pages 2 hours read

Ellen Hopkins


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

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Chapters 41-85

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 41 Summary: “He Knew It, Too”

Adam asks “Bree” if she has been avoiding him. Kristina says she has been at the bowling alley with her father. Adam touches her seductively and asks her if they can talk.

Chapter 42 Summary: “His Mom Was at Work”

Adam has the apartment to himself as his mother is at work. Kristina and Adam hang out in his living room, where he smokes a cigarette. Kristina tries a drag for the first time in her life.

Chapter 43 Summary: “He Wanted to Kiss Me”

Kristina is acutely aware that Adam wants to kiss her. She wants to kiss him as well but is scared. Adam finally kisses her. Kristina feels this is the moment that changed her life forever.

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By Ellen Hopkins