peggy06 November 19, 2020 Share November 19, 2020 On 11/15/2020 at 8:49 PM, lucindabelle said: I so wanted to understand more of the backstory. beth says her mother had money and married into more. And that it was complicated. so her mom was married? also, if her mom had a family, how come nobody took her in? wven if they didn’t learn about her moms death wouldn’t you think they’d find out about her when she starts winning matches? (also I wondered how her high school kept accepting her sick notes when she’s in the paper for winning tournaments) what did her mom mean by “a rounding error?” It was interesting to me that they didn't really delve into the mom's mental illness. It was just there. Perhaps the book does so more thoroughly. I especially wondered after that Life interviewer questioned Beth about a condition in which a person sees patterns that others don't see, and presented it as a mental illness. (THat was cruel IMO.) The "rounding error" comment, I think, was mathematical lingo for a small mistake. Her mother had a PhD in Mathematics. I assume it was heavily ironic. I, too wondered why the school accepted all the absences when it was clear she wasn't out sick. Great series, though. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the wardrobe was to die for. 4 Link to comment
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