Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
Contributed by Greta Venegas
Chapter 52
Summary

One of the parents notes that the day of the assembly, the school was divided into two sides, Team Renata and Team Madeline (Moriarty 252). At the assembly, Bonnie finds an empty seat next to Madeline. Although she tries to be civil, Madeline continues to be infuriated at Bonnie and Nathan for taking Abigail from her. Bonnie shares about Abigail and how she wants to become a social worker, to which Madeline argues that her daughter is not tough enough (Moriarty 254). Finally, Bonnie invites Madeline and her family to their house next week for Abigail’s 15th birthday party — which only serves to further hurt Madeline.

Analysis

The tension between Madeline and Bonnie is ever increasing, who continues to find it hard to accept the fact that her daughter is living with Nathan and Bonnie — and now, she has to act like a guest on her daughter’s birthday. 

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