About a Boy - Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9-12 Summary

In Chapter 9, Marcus takes Will and Suzie to the pond where he shows them the duck he hit with some bread. Will insists that Marcus must have wanted to kill the duck by the size of the bread he hit it with. However, when the park keeper comes over, Will lies and insists that Marcus was trying to hit the duck with the bread after it was dead to keep Suzie's daughter from seeing it. Afterward, Suzie and Will take Marcus home. Instead of dropping him off outside like she usually does, Suzie insists on walking Marcus in. When they enter the apartment, they find that Marcus' mother, Fiona, has taken an overdose of pills.

In Chapter 10, Will accompanies Suzie and Marcus to the hospital and waits while they learn Fiona's fate. Will tries unsuccessfully to console Marcus. It is arranged for Marcus to spend...

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