2019 JAMB Novel: Chapter V (Dating).

Summary of Sweet Sixteen in chapters and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter I: The letter, video and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter II: The Drive, video and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter III: Work, video and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter IV: Gandhi Test, video and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter V: Datingvideo and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter VI: Sterotypevideo and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Chapter VII: Beautyvideo and possible questions from sweet sixteen.

Summary of Sweet Sixteen Chapter V (Dating)

Aliya battles within her on how she would bring herself to ask her father the question which to her is most important of all she had asked him. She wants to know his thoughts about her having a boyfriend. She thinks of the best way to introduce the topic to him, which she eventually does as he tries to put on the TV with the remote control that seemed to have dead batteries in it, he tries several times before he resolved to the conclusion that the remote control needed new batteries.

Apparently his favourite football club, Chelsea, has a match soon and Aliya honestly hopes that they win the match as it would determine her father’s mood for the rest of the day. Aliya, however brings his attention once again to her question on dating. Mr. Bello initially pretends not to understand what she is saying so he could buy himself some time to think of the best way to answer her question, he, however told her what he thought about it as he goes on to say that it is a distraction and anything that would distract her from her studies isn’t worth it, he goes on to tell her that children of her age often mistake infatuation for love and this gets Aliya really thinking if she is indeed in love with Bobo or she’s just merely infatuated.

Her father had said that infatuation comes with unnecessary jealousy and she remembers how she had felt when she had saw Bobo holding hands with Morayo and paying no attention to her. However, after her father had said a lot about relationships and the burden and commitment it comes with, Aliya agrees with her father that perhaps she is not ready for such commitment.

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