78 pages 2 hours read

Kristin Hannah

Firefly Lane

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

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Chapters 9-13Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 2: “The Eighties”

Chapter 9 Summary

The end of sophomore year draws near, and Chad Wiley still hasn’t noticed Tully. Tully is annoyed by Kate because Kate takes classes that are unrelated to journalism, and Tully believes all she does is talk about guys. Meanwhile, Tully has continued to submit articles and hang around the TV station in pursuit of her dream.

When Tully arrives at KVTS to see what position she has earned for her summer internship, she learns she did not get the anchor job she’d hoped for. Angry, she slides into the auditorium, mumbling insults about Chad Wiley. He hears her and begins to speak to her about her beauty. Tully assures him that she’s also talented, to which he replies that she might be in the future. He kisses her, and when he asks her if she wants more, she says yes, and he takes her backstage to a couch. At first she is afraid, but Chad is gentle and respectful.

Tully searches everywhere for Kate, and she finally finds her reading a romance novel on the roof. Tully tells Kate that she had sex with Chad three times. Kate asks for details and demands that she meet this man.

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