Chapters 60-62 Summary

Fortune Favors the Bold

In December, Mr. Browne gives his class the following precept: “Fortune favors the bold.” Jack thinks it over and decides that befriending August was the most courageous action of his life. However, Jack does not write about this. He is scared Mr. Browne will share it with the class. He ends up writing something stupid about when he was little. As he does so, he guesses August probably has a lot of options for what to write about.

Private School

Even though Jack goes to private school, his parents have little money. His parents, a teacher and a social worker, rent a walk-up apartment and have discussions late into the night about how to cut costs.


(The entire section is 526 words.)