Tammy is an Indian student at Harrison Prep, and at first, Kim wonders if they might be able to be friends given their shared minority status. However, Tammy and Sheryl conspire to set Kim up to be accused of cheating when in reality, Tammy herself cheats on tests. The conspiracy is unsuccessful, and though Tammy does apologize, she and Kim never become friends.
Tammy Quotes in Girl in Translation
The Girl in Translation quotes below are all either spoken by Tammy or refer to Tammy. 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 Riverhead edition of Girl in Translation published in 2010.).
How could I have thought that it had been a personal note for me? I burned with shame at wanting so much to be liked, to belong to a circle of friends, that I had picked up something during a test.
Tammy Character Timeline in Girl in Translation
The timeline below shows where the character Tammy appears in Girl in Translation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.