1. What does Jacob say about how his life has changed in the Prologue?
Jacob begins his story in the Prologue with a comment that his life changed as the result of a particular event. He adds that at least part of this change is the result of his relationship with his Grandpa Portman (Abe).
2. What does Jacob say about his grandfather and a special school in the Prologue?
Jacob describes how his grandfather told stories about his childhood at a special school populated by peculiar children. He and all the other children went there, he says, to get away from the monsters that were after them.
3. What photographs does Abe show Jacob, and what does Jacob come to believe about Abe's stories?
Abe shows Jacob photographs of the people he'd attended the school with—a girl who could fly, an invisible boy, and a brother and sister who could lift boulders. As he grew into adolescence, Jacob’s disbelief increased.
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