The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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Sasha’s close friend. Healy has a difficult time coping with Sasha’s attack and can’t image what it must have been like for Sasha to wake up on fire. He loves his friend and supports them, and he agrees to wear a skirt to school in a sign of solidarity even though he hates skirts.
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Healy Character Timeline in The 57 Bus

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Part 1: 1001 Blank White Cards
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...high school, and they are “passionate” about “buses, cartoons, and the color purple.” According to Healy, one of Sasha’s best friends, Sasha is also passionate about “live-action role-playing” and Homestruck, a... (full context)
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...been that way since the ninth grade. Sasha and Michael’s tight circle of friends includes Healy, another kid named Ian, and Michael’s girlfriend, Teah. Within this circle, Sasha is known as... (full context)
Part 3: The 57 Bus
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...commute back and forth to Maybeck takes an hour and two buses, but, according to Healy, “Sasha loves buses in a way I can’t even understand,” so they actually enjoy it.... (full context)
Part 3: Maybeck
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...in the queer-friendly Bay Area?” They have no idea who could have done this, but Healy decides he doesn’t like him. “Hate his guts,” Healy says. (full context)
Part 3: This Is Real
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Michael and Healy text back and forth about Sasha, and Slater includes their frequent messages, using a font... (full context)
Part 3: Still Kinda Dying
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Slater again includes a conversation between Healy and Michael via text message. The have both spoken to Sasha, either by text or... (full context)