93 pages 3 hours read

Margaret Peterson Haddix


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2008

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Chapters 11-14Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 11 Summary

In the car, Jonah’s parents are still mad about Reardon’s threats. Jonah snaps at them to leave him alone because he does not want to talk about it. In the aftermath, “[a] silence enveloped the car” (101), and Jonah looks at the pictures Katherine took. The phone screen is too tiny to read much, but he sees the word witnesses at the top of a list.

Chapter 12 Summary

Jonah and Katherine download the pictures onto Chip’s computer. Katherine tells the boys the “file of papers came from a ghost” (104). When Jonah and Chip do not believe her, she describes what happened: a janitor appeared, took the file out of a cabinet, set it on the desk, and then disappeared. She nicknames the janitor JB. The boys still do not believe her. Katherine describes JB, and Jonah recognizes him as the janitor from the bathroom who seemed to disappear right before Jonah’s mother knocked on the door. Jonah calls his mother to ask if she saw anyone else come out. His mother says no.

The first name on the witnesses list is Angela DuPre, but the rest of the list is jumbled because Katherine’s pictures were off center.