The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Chapter 12
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- Hey, what about Byron? Why hasn't he called back about that Yankees game?
- Dad's noticed, too, and he tells Virginia she can't go to Yankee stadium alone, and asks if she has any other friends she can invite.
- Nice move, Dad.
- Virginia would love to invite Froggy, and they've been talking more in school lately, but asking him would break the Fat Girl Code of Conduct, so it's a no-go.
- As Virginia stomps off to her room, the phone rings and her dad answers.
- He doesn't say much—just a lot of, "I see," and, "Are you sure there hasn't been some mistake?"
- Virginia thinks someone has died. When she asks what that was about, her dad looks pale.
- Fast-forward to later that night: Virginia's in her room freaking out.
- Why? The content of the phone call, of course.
- Nobody died.
- As we learn in her email to Shannon, Byron date-raped a girl at Columbia.