Rule of the Bone - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-2 Summary

When the story begins, Chappie is attending summer school to avoid failing the eight grade. He is thirteen and he has recently become infatuated with marijuana. Russ, his best friend, has already left home, dropped out of school, and is working at the Video Den. He rents the apartment above the store and sublets it to several older bikers.

Chapter 1 - Just Don't Touch Anything

Chappie is a rebellious 8th grader with a Mohawk, nose piercing, and a predilection for marijuana. His mother works as a bookkeeper and, having divorced Chappie's father when Chappie was five, remarried Ken, an airport maintenance staffer. The family lives above the poverty line, at the bottom end of the lower middle class. Chappie is taking summer school to avoid failing the 8th grade. His desire for marijuana leads him to begin pawning off items from...

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