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The Pit Summary
Dafydd ab Hugh

Everything you need to understand or teach The Pit by Dafydd ab Hugh.

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The Pit Summary

Jeanette Dianne Taylor and her boyfriend, Neil Armstrong, have endured a terrible ordeal in which Jeanette killed another teenager, Bill Hicks, and Neil lost part of a leg.

Although Neil seems to be adapting to his prosthetic leg, he is plainly troubled by a secret that prevents him from making the commitment that Jeanette wants from him.

On the other hand, Jeanette is not handling the killing very well. She needs proof that Bill Hicks was what she thought he was—a psychopathic murderer who would have killed her if she had not killed him. Like a good detective, she seeks out clues to his past, hoping to find an explanation for his behavior and a definitive answer as to whether she is a murderer or a victim who successfully defended herself. The Pit is a detective story, with Jeanette and Neil working their way into the...

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