A very wealthy woman, Shay's mom berates her daughter when Shay loses the election for class president. Her rant implies that she believed that the outlandish promises Shay made during her speech—which she helped write—would make Shay the clear choice for the election. She blames Shay for the failure and makes Shay shrink.
Shay's Mom Quotes in Fish in a Tree
The Fish in a Tree quotes below are all either spoken by Shay's Mom or refer to Shay's Mom. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of Fish in a Tree published in 2015.).
Chapter 37 Quotes
Shay sounds like someone completely different. The Shay I know, always so quick to pick a fight, now has a voice that sounds like a kindergartener.
“Sorry, Mama.” She brushes a tear from her cheek.
Shay's Mom Character Timeline in Fish in a Tree
The timeline below shows where the character Shay's Mom appears in Fish in a Tree. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 21: Butterfly Wishes
Chapter 40: Tears of Different Kinds