How did the author show that Otis was uncomfortable around people?
He stayed very still and acted very nervous. He just stood there. He also kept talking about the pickles he brought.
What advice does Gloria give Opal about holding on to things that want to go?
You can't hold on to something that wants to go. You can just love it while you have it.
Why do you think Opal said in the future, she probably won't think about her mother as much as she did this summer? What changed?
She is not as lonely anymore. She now has many friends to spend time with.