Dicey's a hard girl to get to know, which makes it all the more impressive that, by the end of the novel, she's racked up a fair few friends in Mina, Jeff, and even Mr. Lingerle. Throughout Dicey's Song, while she tries to drop friendship like a bad habit, folks like Mina push right back, and break down the barriers Dicey has walled around herself. And thanks to friends like Mina, Dicey learns that friendship really is all it's cracked up to be. After all, who doesn't want to be a part of a Mutual Admiration Society every now and then?
Having friends is one more way for Dicey to become anchored to Crisfield and make it her home.
Dicey pushes friends away because she's afraid of getting hurt.