April 03, 2005
The Best Gorlfriend You Never Had
Jerz: Am Lit II (EL 267): Houston, ''The Best Girlfriend You Never Had''
I didn't understnad What Leo was thinking about her. He said "I love you." Then he added a comment "I mean, in the good way." I felt like he was avoiding making eye contact with her because he often looked something else, not her. On page 788, "I can't help you," Leo says, and squints his eyes against the mist in the air. He could have told the sentense looking at her.
Posted by MinaSato at April 3, 2005 09:20 PM
What do you make of all of Leo's touching her, which has to make her go nuts inside yet still unable or unwilling to return Lucy's love? Does this make you mad towards Leo or do you just feel sorry for him. I saw Lucy as love-fatal, and unable to find a good relationship. Perhaps, her father's words mean too much to her, "We just don't get love right, this family..." and she needs to forgive him for his lack and inability to love and release the feelings she has for her father so she can move on and find true love herself. What do you think?
I think Leo liked her but was afraid of losing her as a friend if something hapeened to their relationship. He did a lot to show this but then when she would try to get close he would shy away. This is just my opinion but i think he was afraid of relationships with her and she needed to be wanted.
When he said that I think that he meant it in a Friendship way. Like if you love your friends who are guys. I don't think that he has the romantic aspect that Lucille talked about in the begining of the story.