Defending Jacob - Part One: Chapters 5 – 6 Summary & Analysis

William Landay
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Summary

In Chapter 5, “Everyone Knows You Did It,” Duffy and Barber are finally allowed to speak to Ben’s classmates, but find them not helpful. They both get the feeling that the students are hiding something from them. When Sarah Groehl is questioned, she seems uncomfortable, but will tell the detectives nothing. She asks about the tip line, then later emails Barber a link to a Facebook page called “Friends of Ben Rifkin.” As he reads the posts on the page, Barber begins to find several comments about Jacob, telling him to shut up and that his response is “not cool” because of a post that he put telling people to wake up because Ben was dead. He also points out that many of the people now mourning Ben were never his friends anyway.

Barber is surprised by the reactions the other students...

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