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About a Boy - Chapters 1-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-4 Summary

About A Boy is a funny and poignant novel of self-discovery by bestselling British writer, Nick Hornby. The novel is told from the point of view of the two main characters, Will and Marcus, who switch off from chapter to chapter to tell not only the story of their own lives, but also the story they share.

In chapter 1, Marcus feels badly for his mother when he realizes her current boyfriend, Roger, has just ended their relationship moments before dinner is due to arrive. This new stress is added to the stress that Marcus and his mother have been under since their recent move to London from Cambridge. Marcus tries to cheer his mother, but finds himself able to only distract her.

In Chapter 2, Will Freeman is taking a coolness test in a magazine and finds himself to be of a high level of coolness...

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