This is a medical condition in which important functions of the brain break down and eventually cease. The process begins slowly with loss of memory, and eventually progresses to loss of physiological function and death.
This is where Jake and his single mom live, having been invited to move in shortly after Jake is born.
The Toy Car
Relatively early in his illness, Skelly discovers this and returns it to Jake.
In the first chapter, Jake watches as two friends taunt Skelly as he stands on the edge of this and eventually climbs into it.
This is one of the common experiences that Skelly and Jake had shared during Jake's childhood.
The Cans of Paint
After Skelly is taken out of the dumpster by Mrs. Russell, Jake discovers that it contains these, which he believes are what triggered Skelly to...
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