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The Graduation of Jake Moon Summary
Barbara Park

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The Graduation of Jake Moon Summary

Plot Summary

This novel for young adults is mainly a first person narrative of how a middle school graduate comes to terms with the illness of his much loved grandfather. As Jake Moon struggles with the pressures of having to take care of the man who once took care of him, as well as the resentments that come along with those pressures, the narrative also explores themes relating to the necessity for going past surface impressions and the struggle of dealing with change.

The novel begins with a third person description of three teenage boys taunting an old man - or rather, one teenage boy watching two others taunt an old man. At the end of the first chapter, the narrative shifts into first person, as the narrator reveals that he is the third boy ... and that the old man is his grandfather.

The next few chapters are an extended...

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