The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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The 57 Bus: Part 1: Best Day Ever Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
“Best day ever” is one of Sasha’s “trademark phrases,” and because Sasha likes lots of things, their chances for best days ever are very high. Once, while on a trip to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sasha met another fan of the web comic Homestruck while on the subway. The person even liked Sasha’s skirt and wore one too, but theirs was “in the wash.” “Best. Day. Ever,” Sasha says.
All of Sasha’s favorite things are incorporated into this day. They are passionate about MIT, comic books, and subways, and the fact that another person too wears skirts reinforces to Sasha that they are not alone in their nonbinary gender identity.
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