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Jasper Jones Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

Craig Silvey
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Chapter 1 Summary

Chapter 1 introduces the two characters that seem to be the main characters, Jasper Jones and Charlie. The chapter begins with Jasper coming to Charlie's window in the middle of the night and asking Charlie to leave his house in order to help him. Although somewhat scared, Charlie also seems to feel honored that Jasper has asked for his help. Charlie describes Jasper as a year older, wiry but with definition and scruffy hair. Jasper explains that he needs Charlie's help but he won't tell him why.

They walk for a while through their town, Corrigan, until Jasper stops to smoke a cigarette in front of the house of the town's infamous Mad Jack Lionel. Jasper assures him that this is not their destination and they continue walking. Charlie shares that Jasper has a bad reputation in their town, that his mother is dead and his father is...

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