Oh, Cassandra. When it comes to love and kisses, this girl has it all… taken away from her.
She's Mary's sweet blonde bestie who nabs the boy Mary wants—Travis. She's got everything going for her… until Travis takes his tumble and shatters his leg. Ironically, Travis's fall shatters Cass's perfect life as well by throwing her into a love mess. How so?
Poor Cass. One fall plummets her from it-girl status to locked-into-a-betrothal-nobody-wants-but-nobody-will-abandon-girl status. Rats.
But underneath the lonely, sensitive exterior, our Cass is a fighter. Check out these tough girl moments:
"I don't blame [Mary], but there was once a time when I would have come first with you […] And when I no longer came first I got angry. Because not only had I lost Travis and Harry when they both fell in love with you, I lost you as well. […] And it wasn't until I found Jacob that I understood. Because he comes first with me now. […] I no longer care about Harry and Travis and all of that. I only care about Jacob and making sure he has a full life." (30.34, 36)
Watch out, minivan moms—mama Cass is on the scene, and she will sacrifice anything for Jacob (just like she was willing to do for Harry back in her romantic heyday).
'Nuff said: Cass suffers, sacrifices, and survives. She's one resilient cookie, with a loving and solid head on her shoulders.