- 1+ 14- 0
Always Be Best FriendsvGinger: "We had a dream that we would always be best friends."
Ginger explains that she and Rosa always planned to be the best of friends, inseparable actually, like they were growing up. The world around them however is changing and they are growing into their own, which does not necessarily lead them on the same path.
- 2+ 11- 0
A Girl's Most Important PossessionvRosa: "It says here that a girl's most important possession is a bubbly personality."
Ginger: "Interesting. Do you think that Simone de Beauvoir has a bubbly personality?"
Ginger: "That French writer, she's an existentialist."
Rosa: "Maybe she hasn't read 'Girl.' Says here that boys don't like girls who are too serious."
Ginger: "Oh, well even so, did I tell you I decided to be a poet?"
Rosa: "I thought you were already."
Sitting in a tub of water to shrink their jeans, Ginger and Rosa have some girl talk. Rosa is all about boys and teen magazines while Ginger ponders more serious topics like poetry and existentialism.
- 3+ 8- 3
Who Do You Think You Are?vGinger: "Who do you think you are? Don't you care about the future anymore?"
Rosa: "Who do you think you are? While everyone can serve the whole world some of us have to concentrate on just one person."
After growing apart, Ginger and Rose fight, questioning each other's actions and desires. Ginger is focused on the world as a whole while Rosa's view is much more limited.
- 4+ 6- 1
Where Have You Been?Natalie: "Where have you been?"
Ginger: "We were just roving about, being free"
Natalie: "I think Rosa's bad influence."
After a night when Ginger and Rosa are out late, Natalie, Ginger's mother, asks where they've been. Natalie is not happy with Ginger's behavior and thinks that Rosa is to blame.
- 5+ 5- 2
We Should Do SomethingGinger: "I think we should do something, you know, protest."
Rosa: "Uh huh"
The differences between Ginger and Rosa are highlighted when Ginger speaks of protesting the Cuban Missile Crisis, something Rosa seemingly could care less about.
- 6+ 2- 1
I Can't Say ItGinger: "I can't say it. I'll explode if I can't say it."
May Bella: "What is it you can't say, Ginger? What can't you say?"
Like any typical teenage girl, Ginger is dealing with a wide range of emotions. She has a secret that she absolutely must tell but simply cannot. May Bella tries to console her.
- 7+ 2- 1
It's Getting SeriousGinger: "The whole world could be blown to pieces any minute."
Mark: "My darling, Ginger"
May Bella: "She's right. It is getting serious."
Not happy with life at home, Ginger seeks companionship with Mark and May Bella. She opens up to them about her concerns about the world, specifically the Cuban Missile Crisis, something May Bella agrees is a valid concern.
- 8+ 2- 1
We Are Very DifferentGinger: "I've loved you, Rosa, but we are very different. You dream of everlasting love, not me. Despite the horror and the sorrow, I love our world. I want us all to live. What really matters is to live and if we live, there will be nothing to forgive."
Ginger and Rosa talk after coming to the conclusion that they are growing apart. They've both matured since becoming friends and now have quite different priorities.
- 9+ 1- 0
Seize It and LiveRoland: "The only life is the one we have now which is why we must seize it and live."
Ginger's free-spirited father Roland urges his daughter to seize the day as she grows into her own. She takes his advice and joins a protest against the use of nuclear weapons, something that doesn't work out too well for her in the end.
- 10+ 1- 0
Grown Up and Young EnoughMark: "Ginger may be grown up enough to try to save us all from nuclear catastrophe but she's also young enough to need some looking after!"
Mark, an older friend of Ginger's, scolds Ginger's father Roland for encouraging Ginger to participate in the nuclear protest. While he admits that Ginger is wise beyond her years, Mark reminds Roland that she is still a child.