1. What does Eddie witness overnight at the beginning of the book?
Eddie witnesses the horrors of becoming a teenager overnight, at the beginning of Do Black Patent-leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? He notices dandruff, pimples, voice changes, and body odor.
2. Describe what Eddie is anticipating, at the beginning of Do Black Patent-leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?.
Eddie anticipates leaving grammar school and moving into high school. He seems ambivalent about his feelings of starting a new chapter in his life.
3. Describe who runs the St. Bremmer's Catholic School for boys.
The Brothers of St. Bremmer's Order run St. Bremmer's Catholic School. The lay faculty there are usually finishing their second degree and then leave after teaching one year.
4. Describe Felix Lindor.
Felix Lindor is the "filth fiend." He has the "dirtiest" mind of all the boys and has taught other boys how to be appropriately opaque when talking to adults.
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