In the story The Crush, a man named Ernie is in love with a store clerk named Dolores. Dolores is not the average woman that you would think somebody would have a crush on. First of all, she has a tattoo on her arm that has a coyote on it. Secondly, she has a little mustache. And her hair is kind of greasy.
In this story Ernie is very interested in flowers. When his mom died Ernie cried and cried. He was forced to move out of his house and the only thing he took with him was a box full of seeds. When he moved, he met a man named Jack. Since Ernie was kind of slow, Jack helped Ernie be a little more outspoken.
Dolores became better too. She washed out that grease in her hair, and shaved her upper-lip. She also started to wear nicer clothes to work. I think she was taking more pride in herself. She looked taller and was nicer to the customers. I think a lot of the characters in this book had changed. Especially Dolores.