Summary Of Tear In My Heart: Twenty One Pilots

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1. “Tear In My Heart” - Twenty One Pilots Molly Peskin-Suso has had almost thirty crushes throughout her life; however, she is very awkward nothing ever happens with any of them. Meanwhile, her sister Cassie is very social and outgoing—she has never been in a genuine relationship either. The Upside of Unrequited states, “There’s a reason I’ve had twenty-six crushes and no boyfriends. I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend” (Albertalli 15). Molly is seventeen years old and has been very disappointed that she has not had her first kiss. Despite this, she still get to have fun with her sister and friends—even when they all end up in a relationship. “Tear in My Heart says, “Sometimes you gotta bleed to know; That you’re alive and…show more content…
He tells her that he was trying to get Olivia and one of his friends together—he didn’t like Olivia in that way. The novel states, “‘But you like her.’ ‘No not like that. I want to introduce her to Douglas’... ‘Beyond the fact that she’s not the person I’m in love with” (Albertalli 275). Molly finds out that Reid has liked her all along. She has been missing out on spending time with him because she was so jealous of Olivia. This reminded me of the song “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars which says, “'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven, For too long, for too long” (Mars 13-14). Molly has been feeling “Locked Out of Heaven”, which for her is hanging out with…show more content…
Her grandmother is always putting her down in someway—whether it be her weight or personal life. The reason her grandmother does this, is because she was just like Molly when she was a teenager with the same weight problems. The Upside of Unrequited states, “She looks just like me, except old timey and beautiful. And she’s fat. When I look up, she’s gazing at me with an expression I can’t quite read. ‘I’m hard on you, aren’t I’” (Albertalli 333)? Molly’s grandmother showed her a picture of herself when she was younger and out of shape. This reminded me of the song “Immortals” when it says, “I’m still comparing your past to my future, I might be your wound…” (Fall Out Boy 19-20). Molly’s grandmother was very unhappy with herself when she was overweight; however, Molly does not want to compare her grandmother’s life a long time ago with her own. She wants to live her live the way she wants

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