My favorite charecter to follow in this entire novel has been Sasha. She is so interesting and exciting to me because she has been through so many different ways of living throughout her entire life and those experiences have shaped such a unique and strong person. These last two stories especially showed the hard times Sasha has come from, starting from such an early age. Her Uncle Teddy explained his summer living with Sasha and both of her biological parents and how dysfuntional their relationship had been, but it reminded me as myself and similar situations I had faced at such a young age especially when Ted explained how grown up Sasha seemed to be when he could tell that she was purposely ignoring the hectic situations happening in the house.
These rough home situations as a child did not play out well for Sasha orginally though because as most children do when they feel as though their parents have not lived up to the proper parental standards, she rebelled. But Sasha rebelled to an insane extent, running off to Asia with a drummer named Wade and traveling alone all the way to Naples is not a normal teenager's reaction to a complicated childhood. All of these mistakes and reckless living caught up to Sasha though when she came to college and tried to surround herself with people that she thought would keep her out of trouble, which is why she was attracted to Rob on their first day of freshmen orientation.
Sasha's hectic adolescense chastened her to be the responsible college student who would be dissapointed with her friends when they did E at clubs and were irresponsible, these lessons taught her to be a responsible student and person because she didn't want to dissapoint her parents who she was sure were watching her. These responsible decisions brought her to work under Bennie's wing and into her marriage with two children where she lived a responsible life that nobody would have expected of her if they had seen her in Naples.