Chapter 17 Summary

For three days, Victor stays near home, nursing his injuries and his wounded pride. He thinks carefully about his encounter with the kids, and he remembers that Bo said he and his friends live together in an abandoned movie theater. Victor still doubts that this could be true, but it is his only solid lead.

One of Victor’s tortoises is sick, and he has to take it to the vet. On his way, he stops at an old, run-down movie theater. The ticket seller tells him that the owner of her theater, a man named Dottor Massimo, also owns a recently closed theater called the Stella. Victor calls Dottor Massimo and asks about the Stella. The doctor immediately assumes that Victor wants to buy the building and asks Victor to come see...

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