Which events are important in Gary Schmidt's Okay for Now?

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The first important event is the moment Doug meets and starts to become friends with Lil in the opening chapter. They don't hit it off the first time they meet because she thinks he looks like a "skinny thug" and locks up her bike, and he acts like a jerk. The next time she sees him, however, she brings him a coke from her father's deli and challenges him to drink it down in an uninterrupted series of gulps. She then offers him a delivery job at her father's deli.

A second major event is the moment Mr. Powell sees Doug pretending to recreate John James Audubon's drawing of the Arctic tern in chapter 2. Mr. Powell recognizes Doug's genuine admiration and interest and offers to teach him how...

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