When my mother's gone, my dad says, "So, son, why don't you ask Juli?"
"It's just a little question, Bryce. No harm, no foul."
"But it'll get me a half-hour answer!"
He studies me for a minute, then says, "No boy should be this afraid of a girl."
"I'm not afraid of her…!"
"I think you are." (5.68-74)
When Bryce is nervous to ask Juli about her eggs, his dad has a theory: he's afraid of a girl. In fact, Mr. Loski gets pretty upset at the idea that his son is a scaredy-cat when it comes to talking to a young lady. Why do you think this bothers Mr. Loski so much? What does this tell us about his character? And what assumptions does he make about boys and girls here?