The Graduation of Jake Moon - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

Barbara Park
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Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

"The Twist:"

Present tense, third person narration describes how three teenage boys, on their way home from school, see an old man standing on the edge of a dumpster. Two of the boys taunt him, but the third just watches. The old man doesn't respond, instead climbing down into the dumpster, turning to the boys, and waving a greeting to them. At that point, narration comments, the fun of teasing the old man stops. Narration also comments that, "If you happened to be passing by and you saw this whole thing going on, you'd probably think that the third kid was the good kid." But then narration, shifting into first person, points out "the twist;" the third kid is Jake, the narrator (Chapter 1, page 3).

"Thor, God of Thunder:"

Jake introduces himself and explains how he had gotten his name; his grandfather...

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