34 pages 1 hour read

Jacqueline Woodson

Miracle's Boys

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1996

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Chapters 13-18Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 13 Summary

Lafayette is in the middle of a dream about fishing at Aunt Cecile’s house when Ty’ree wakes him. Charlie has been caught by police, and the boys must go to the police station. Lafayette dresses in a raincoat and, as they walk, resists telling Ty’ree that he knew Charlie would screw up, knowing Ty’ree is likely thinking this already.

Chapter 14 Summary

At the police station, Ty’ree and Lafayette are brought to Charlie, who was beaten up. Police tell them that Charlie was caught riding in a stolen car, and the driver was also brought into custody. The police release Charlie to Ty’ree on the condition that Charlie avoids future trouble.

At home, Charlie laments that he can never do anything right and that he is a nobody. Lafayette tries to console him, but Ty’ree is angry. Charlie explains he attended a party with Aaron, unaware that the event was a gang initiation. When Charlie protested, Aaron placed him in a car that he said would take him home, but the driver beat Charlie up. Charlie insists that he did not go out seeking trouble.