"You can’t beat yourself up, Kyle."
"I was supposed to pick him up. I told him I would, then I backed out. He died because I let him down."
"He died because he did something stupid. You can’t hold yourself responsible. Remember when you took him to the hospital to get his stomach pumped when he got alcohol poisoning at Saddle Ranch? Remember when you stole his car keys and drove him home? You can only save people so many times. If they’re determined enough, it catches up."
Kyle buried his head in his hands.
"Summer won’t be the same."