When Mr. Browne asks the students to write about something that they did that was brave, what does Jack write about?

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Each month Mr. Browne gives his class a precept, a saying that helps a person make important decisions, and asks them to write about it. His precept for December is "Fortune favors the bold." He asks the class to write about a time when they were brave.

Jack wants to...

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Each month Mr. Browne gives his class a precept, a saying that helps a person make important decisions, and asks them to write about it. His precept for December is "Fortune favors the bold." He asks the class to write about a time when they were brave.

Jack wants to write about making friends with Auggie. That was certainly a very brave thing to do; most students didn't want to have anything to do with Auggie and treated him as little more than a freak. By befriending Auggie, Jack ran the serious risk of becoming unpopular.

However, Jack thinks better of it. He decides not to write about his friendship with Auggie after all, as he's worried that Mr. Browne will ask him to read out his assignment in class. At this stage in the story, Jack still hasn't fully matured; he's still too concerned with what other people think about him.

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