1. At the start of the novel, Evan is throwing a baseball up and down, and he thinks, "The thought that if he missed he'd probably break his nose made the game just interesting enough" (1). Why might he feel this way?
The game is more interesting to Evan, because of the risk he is taking. He may miss the baseball and hurt himself, which makes the game feel more dangerous. He does not really want to break his nose but wants to take the chance, so he feels excitement.
2. Why has the Treski family not put their old air conditioner in the trash?
Mrs. Treski tries to throw the air conditioner out, but it is too heavy. Evan hears his mother scraping it across the floor above him when he is in the basement. The Treski's have to leave it there until someone, like the Sear's guy, who is strong, enough can move it.
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