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Tracy: He was crippled, but only his body was cracked. It's not simple, nor is it an easy matter to explain. "Let's just leave it at that," she says and closes the holy book of lies. She covers her eyes, denying to herself what she thought happened.

Tracy: Mom, I have to go to the bathroom now.
Melanie: Can't you hold it a minute?
Tracy: That's how you get a bladder infection, you child abuser.
Melanie: That's dramatic.

Tracy: Mothers, lock up your sons.

Tracy: Geez, Mom, why don't you open a hotel? You could get paid for all this shit.

Melanie: I want you here with me. You're my heart. I'll make it right.

Continuity mistake: When Evie and Tracy go to the park, they walk down a stretch of grass, after Evie makes a drug sale. She stops two guys to make another sale. As she stops them, there is a boy with a helmet and skateboard running behind them. The shot then cuts to a close-up and suddenly the boy is standing next to the two guys. Then the shot cuts again, and the boy is running behind them again. (00:20:35)

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Trivia: When Tracy is spinning on the playground equipment in the final scene, she is wearing the clothes that Evie wore when they went to the neighbor lifeguard Luke's house. This may be a call back to her missing Evie after she left or a representation of how Tracy's style changed over time. Also, when Tracy wakes up next to Mel in the end she looks disappointed. And I have come to think that she is upset because she wanted to wake up next to Evie again. (00:49:51 - 01:34:51)

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Question: I wanted to clarify the question I submitted about why Tracy starts starving herself. I know that many girls starve for different reasons, but I thought she was being influenced by Evie and wanted to copy her. Why did she starve herself if Evie wasn't? Evie normally ate the food that Tracy's mom cooked.

Answer: I think what started it was her tongue piercing. She didn't want to eat cause it would hurt and her mom would notice.

I think it's a combination of the tongue piercing and Tracy's new rebellious attitude. She wants to be "difficult" by refusing to eat what her mom cooks. Evie, meanwhile, is trying to impress Tracy's family, because she wants to live there for as long as possible. So she eats whatever food Tracy's mom cooks.

Drugs will affect your appetite.

Answer: Tracy is more than likely just trying to look as skinny as Evie, even though Tracy is clearly thinner than she is. Also, it could be a result from drugs or angst.

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