Summary of Sweet Sixteen in chapters.
2019 JAMB Novel Sweet Sixteen: Chapter II Summary “The Drive”.
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In the letter that Aliya’s father wrote to her, he recalls an interesting outing they both had when she was 12years old. They have had several outings together but Aliya remembered this one in particular. It had been a cool Sunday morning and she was ready to go through another boring day of doing nothing other than listening to music when her father appeared at her doorway asking if she would like to go for a drive with him around town.
This had been an occassion for him to talk to Aliya about what he had learned from his wife some days back that Aliya started seeing her period. The drive was a long and uncertain one. Aliya notwithstanding, saw some young girls hawking close to their car and wishes she could be free like them and not locked up all the time like a prisoner at home. Mr. Bello is quick to correct her on her thought about the girls as he tells her that those girls would probably be wishing for a better life, he told Aliya a brief story of his life as a child and how he had been raised in a poor home. “You have no excuse” he said to aliya, as he drove. “Hardwork is needed for success but, sometimes hunger is what you need to drive you ahead in life.”
Mr Bello did know how to bring up the topic on menstruation and he knew how to talk to his daughter about it, he felt it would make Aliya feel awkward, and so he decided to let their conversation flow until their stop at Aunty Gigi’s to get icecream. Mr. Bello used this opportunity to introduce the topic by asking his daughter if she knew sugar affected some women during menstruation? He was surprised to find out that Aliya knew more than he thought about the topic and he found it disturbing that Aliya is exposed to a lot of things than he had imagined, including sex.
Although, she had not been involved in it but she knew too much judging by Mr Bello’s standard. He questioned Aliya and found out that she has been reading Aunty Molara’s magazines and this got Mr Bello upset. He advised Aliya to stay away from anything that could pollute her mind or beautiful room as he called it. Aliya felt bad that she had let out too much and put Aunty Molara in trouble. She apologized to her dad and asked him not to query aunty molara.