Summary Analysis The day after his fight with Beth, Conrad is heavy with guilt. Not only does he feel bad about himself, but he also believes that his peers are silently judging his behavior as well.
Plot[ edit ] The Jarretts are an upper-middle-class family in suburban Chicago trying to return to normal life after the death of one teenaged son and the attempted suicide of their surviving son, Conrad Timothy Hutton. Conrad has recently returned home from a four-month stay in a psychiatric hospital.
He feels alienated from his friends and family and begins seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Berger learns that Conrad was involved in a sailing accident in which his older brother, Buck, whom everyone idolized, died. She appears to have loved her older son more though perhaps more what he representedand because of the suicide attempt, has grown cold toward Conrad.
She is determined to maintain the appearance of perfection and normalcy. Ordinary people works with Dr. Berger and learns to try to deal with, rather than control, his emotions. He starts dating a fellow student, Jeannine Elizabeth McGovernwho helps him to begin to regain a sense of optimism. Conrad, however, still struggles to communicate and re-establish a normal relationship with his parents and schoolmates, including Stillman Adam Baldwinwith whom he gets into a fist fight.
He cannot seem to allow anyone, especially Beth, to get close. Beth makes several constrained attempts to appeal to Conrad for some semblance of normality, but she ends up being cold and unaffectionate towards him.
She is consistently more interested in getting back to "normal" than in helping her son heal. Things come to a climax near Christmas, when Conrad becomes furious at Beth for not wanting to take a photo with him, swearing at her in front of his grandparents.
Afterward, Beth discovers Conrad has been lying about his after-school whereabouts. This leads to a heated argument between Conrad and Beth in which Conrad points out that Beth never visited him in the hospital, saying that she "would have come if Buck was in the hospital.
Conrad suffers a setback when he learns that Karen Dinah Manoffa friend of his from the psychiatric hospital, has committed suicide. A cathartic breakthrough session with Dr. Calvin, however, emotionally confronts Beth one last time.
He questions their love and asks whether she is capable of truly loving anyone. Stunned, Beth decides to leave her family rather than deal with her own, or their, emotions.
Conrad awakens as his mother is leaving in a taxi, and goes downstairs to find his father in the backyard, alone. After consoling each other, Calvin and Conrad are left to come to terms with their new family situation.Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or .
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