Describe Jesse's Relationship With His Family

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How would you describe Jesse’s relationship with his father? With the rest of the family?
Jess does not have a good relationship with his family. Most of his family are girls. His 4 sisters his mom, dad ,and him. His mother always makes him do all the chores. His older sisters are mean to him and are always getting out of trouble. With his 2 younger sisters, one never leaves him alone and the other is a cry baby they all drive him insane. His mom is putting everything on him. He has to do everything. But worst of all is his dad he is never around and when he is, he pays no attention to him.

In the beginning of the story, why doesn’t Jesse have any friends? Why does he try to avoid Leslie when she first tries to be friendly with him? Jess did not have any friends because he was busy all
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He said that the gift wasn’t good enough for Leslie. So he must really want the gift to matter.
Near the end of the chapter, Leslie tells Jess that she now has “one and one-half friends at Lark Creek School.” To whom is she referring? How does this make Jess feel?
She is referring to Janice. Jess feels hurt because Leslie really needed friends.
How do Jess and Leslie’s views of church and the Easter story differ?
Jess thinks that church is boring his family all believe in the easter story and Leslie thinks it is beautiful but she doesn 't believe in it. Leslie doesn 't believe in the Easter story.

At the end of chapter 9, Jess is thinking that “it would be better to be born without an arm than to go through life with no guts.” (p. 93) Do you agree? Why or why not?
I agree because it would teach you to be stronger and to have more risk be because you would have more obstacles in your way whereas if you had no guts and were afraid to do things, your life would be very boring.
Discuss Jess’s wonderful day. How does this contrast with what he learns when he returns
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