He insisted she keep the door open when she was showering or using the bathroom.
She was so afraid of his explosive reactions to accidents, like breaking a glass, she would throw away any incriminating evidence in the neighbor's garbage bin.
This movie is a combination of horror movie/coming of age movie.
The story of misfit early teenagers going through that awkward prepuberty years.
On one occasion, David pulled a freezer-burned sausage link out of the trash and berated her for wasting his money.
"Why don't you bring it over here and I'll cook it up for you? She'll never forget the evening David picked a fight over spaghetti.
This part of the story has a feeling of an King movie, Stand by Me.