Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Jack do at the police station when he first comes to town?
When Jack first comes to town, he goes to the police station to register as a convicted sex offender.
2. What does Jack do to help Addie when he first meets her in her diner?
When Jack first comes into Addie's diner, she is in trouble with a health inspector. When Addie sees Jack, she pretends that he is a repairman for the fridge. Jack plays along with this role which helps Addie pass her inspection.
3. How does Addie thank Jack for his help when they first meet?
After Jack pretends to be a repairman to help Addie pass her inspection, she thanks him by giving him a job in her diner as a repairman.
4. Why is Addie's father arrested at the beginning of the book?
At the beginning of the book, Roy, Addie's father, is arrested when he is caught driving a riding lawnmower along the highway while completely inebriated.
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