Chapters 107-108 Summary

Alien

On their way back to the fairgrounds, Jack and August come across a group of six kids from another school. They are big kids, probably seventh graders, and they are busy smoking and lighting firecrackers in the woods. They point their flashlights at Jack and August, and several of them scream. “No freakin’ way!” one kid says. “What is that?” shouts another.

It takes August a moment to realize these kids are screaming about his face. He and Jack try to move on, but the leader of the seventh graders stops them. He shines the light in August’s face, and an argument ensues about which movie character August most strongly resembles: Gollum from Lord of the Rings, an orc from...

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