The girl and boy train to an art museum, and while looking at paintings, the girl describes a painting she considers “Heaven,” but they do not actually look at the painting.
Then they sit outside and play with scissors. The girl brings scissors everywhere because she is into “cutting” (not herself, cutting THINGS). She cuts a big chunk off the boy’s hair: “an inch thick and four inches long.” The boy doesn’t feel any different after, and no one even notices. So invisibility is a theme.
On p. 57, in the endless dull monotony of summer days, comes a news flash of a boy in middle school who killed himself.
Stay cool, dear blog readers. Stay cool.