The Marrow Thieves - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 is titled “Frenchie's Coming-to Story.” A young boy named Francis, who is usually called French or Frenchie, is in a treehouse with his brother, Mitch. They are just outside Toronto, which is now called Southern Metropolitan City. Mitch has found some Doritos and the boys are ecstatic. Mitch then calls French by his real name, Francis, and French knows it is serious. Mitch sends French up the tree to hide and he runs away, luring Recruiters after him. French knows that Mitch has sacrificed himself so that French has a chance to life.

The novel then drops back in time. French was still living with his parents and Mitch. His father, Jean, told them that things were bad for the Native Americans. Jean recounted information from a man named Miigwans. Jean made plans to take the family north because there were stories...

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