“The Middle of Nowhere,” “Dream On,” “New Girl,” “Hole in the Sky,” and “Collision”
• As the story opens in “The Middle of Nowhere,” Ethan Wate is describing his life in Gatlin, South Carolina, where he lives with his father, a writer. Ethan’s father says everyone who remains in Gatlin is either "stupid or stuck."
• "Dream On" occurs on September 2; Ethan dreams he is trying to catch a girl who is falling. He doesn't know her but knows he can't live without her.
• Ethan’s dream is interrupted by Amma yelling at him to get up. Ethan notices a song on his iPod that he hadn't heard before called "Sixteen Moons."
• Ethan arrives downstairs and Amma serves up his breakfast. His best friend, Wesley Jefferson, known as Link, arrives in his car, which is known as the Beater.
• "New Girl" occurs on September 2. Ethan and Link pass the...
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