Study Guide

Ordinary People Chapter 20

By Judith Guest

Chapter 20

  • Conrad meets Jeannine's mother and her little brother. And he says stupid things like, "You must like plants" (20.25) when he sees her plants. First-date nerves make people say silly things.
  • Calvin takes Jeannine bowling, and she does all right.
  • After the game, Jeannine teases Conrad for taking so long to ask her out.
  • Conrad and Jeannine have their first kiss when he drops her off, and Conrad feels marvelous.