We Come Apart is about Jess and Nicu, who meet each other while doing community service for shoplifting. Tess appears to be a strong, confident, rebellious girl, but at home her stepfather Terry abuses her mother and often forces her to watch and record it. Nicu has immigrated from Romania to England and is there so his parents can make enough money to find him a Romanian wife.
When they first meet in community service, Jess doesn't want anything to do with Nicu. She thinks she's not like him and that he won't understand her. But he does. Even though he doesn't understand English very well, he understands that something is wrong. Jess realizes this one day when Nicu comes up to her in the park. From then on, they become friends and then …show more content…
Jess was one of the only people who sees beyond his ethnicity and his broken English to see him for him, though she struggled to stand up for him at first.
I thought their romance was sweet. At first Jess didn't want to go on a real date with Nicu and only wanted to hang out, but eventually she did. They spent their community service time together and when they were finished with that, they hung out together in their free time. It was like they were the only ones who understood each other.
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I didn't like the ending. I don't think it wrapped up the story well enough and I still have a lot of questions that I feel should be answered. I'm still getting used to endings that aren't happy and I don't mind them too much if the ending is written enough since they're more realistic.
The novel ends with Jess and Nicu deciding to run away. On the day they decide to do it, a series of incidents happen that causes things to not go according to their plan. At the last minute Nicu decides that Jess could have a normal life if it weren't for him and doesn't get on the train with her. As the train is getting ready to leave, he walks onto the platform and waves goodbye. I though it was sweet that he was he thought was best for her, even though he wanted to be with her.
After I finished reading, I thought there should've be
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Nic, who is in her forties takes on more of the masculine role in the relationship, as she is the bread-winner, very assertive, mature, keeps her hair short, and at times can be very uptight. She brings in most of the money for the family, with her profession as a doctor, which is actually how Nic and Jules met when Jules came and Nic was the resident on-call who treated her.
The ending of the novel, in my opinion, was very depressing and filled with tragedy. Before Anton was killed, I felt that Patty and Anton had a liking for each other maybe even love. To think that death ruined their chances at love and there only chance at happiness is really depressing and sad. If I was the author, Bette Greene, I would have made the ending into something like a happily ever after fairytale. It would begin on a Thursday and the FBI putting out a warrant for Anton and Patty’s arrest. Her parents and grandparents hear about it, and decide to hide and disguise them both. Later on that day a female FBI agent knocked on their door, patty grandmother answered saying “what can I do you for”. “I’m looking for Patty Bergen and Anton Reiker” said the agent, but little she know there was no more patty and Anton. They were now Rebecca and Jacob, the agent was convinced that they were who they say they were. Eventually the warrant was dropped because they FBI got tired of looking for them, and Rebecca and Jacob lived happily ever after in there secret hideout. Of course with the help of her
I disliked the ending because I don’t think it was right to end the story with the village about to stone Tessie to death. Instead, the story should’ve ended with Tessie being stoned to death, but then the village finally realized the damage and chaos the “lottery” has done and then have decided to stoned Mr. Summers to death for starting this monstrosity. If the story would’ve ended the way I wanted it to, this would’ve been a great example that the world can use when it comes to blindly following traditions without actually thinking if the tradition made sense or not and then realizing the truth of the traditions in the world we have now. I believe this would have made a bigger impact to the story and no more people have to end their lives
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In the eclipse day, her father told her that he missed the time when she was a little who sat on his lap. Jess’s father asked she to sit on the his lap again, and jerked off when Jess was watching the eclipse. After that Jess’s father threatened her to not tell anyone what happened, so She decided to keep silent. Her father’s behavior impressed her life greatly. When she married to her husband who liked her father, her life in cages became harder and harder. The imaged conversation continued and went deeper which made her realized she had to escape from all three of cages to save her life physically and
They bond amazingly well and at one point when Spencer is very sick, he even trusted Nic to care for her entirely on his own. While Nic is in the hospital visiting Spencer, he passes many terminally ill people. “How could I have so willingly thrown my life away when all these people are fighting desperately, every day, to save theirs?” (pg. 172) Without Spencer Nic would not have been able to recover and wouldn't have been introduced to God and the 12-step
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