Honor Code

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Book Title: Honor Code
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Characters:
1. Aimee Stecke- also known as “Mickey”, this name was given to her by Sonny Brandt; daughter of Devra Stecke; studied in Amherst school for girls and was deeply inlove with her cousin Sonny.
2. Sean “Sonny” Brandt- son of Georgia, elder sister of Devra. He was hardworking and skip school to do work; he was also the one who killed Mr. Herlihy.
3. Devra Stecke- mother of Aimee Stecke, who have a different part time job, one of it was in Mr. Herlihy Realtor.
4. Georgia Brandt- mother of Sonny who lived in Ransomville and owned the farmhouse where Devra lived later on. She’s a sister of Devra and Agnes.
5. Lyle- son of Devra and little brother of Aimee.
6. Agnes- eldest sister of Devra and Georgia, who arranged things to send Aimee in Armherst school for girls.
7. Dean Chawdrey- dean of the Armherst school for girls.

Seems like forever Aimee will be inlove with her cousin Sonny Brandt, who was incarcerated in the Chautauqua County Youth Facility outside Chautauqua Falls, New York from the age of sixteen to the age of twenty one on a charge of manslaughter. Aimee's life was before Sonny and after Sonny. Before manslaughter and after manslaughter.
Manslaughter is a word you hear frequently from other people. Manslaughter was more powerful than murder for there was "man" and "slaughter."
What Sonny did to a man who'd hurt Aimee's mother, happened in December 1981, when she was eleven. Few years later, her mother sister Agnes arranged her to attend an all girl school in Armherst, New York.
At Amherst Academy for Girls she learned to laugh with her tormentors who became her friends. Somehow she feels special but like a handicapped dancer or athlete, they laugh at her with tender exasperation.
Back on September 1980, it was Hurricane Charlie who broke their house at Herkimer, New York. Every…...

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