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chapter 1

summary

The maincharacter, 15-year-old Sam, is introduced. He likes skating (his idol is Tony Hawk), his parents don’t live together anymore and he’s in love with a girl named Alicia.   

personal thoughts

• Sam really adores    Tony Hawk

• Sam is a little bit weird (he talks with a poster of Tony Hawk)

new words

• pathetic:

weak, not successful

• to own up to sth.: to admit, to confess

• to duct tape sb.:

to tie sb up with strong adhesive tape

• to screw sth. up:

to make a mistake


chapter  2    

summary

Sam talks about his friends and family and how he got to know Alicia at the birthday party of her mum. They slept together the second day they knew each other. 

personal thoughts

• Rabbit is really weird and unintelligent (wants to go out with Sam’s mum)

• Sam feels cool, anyhow he’s unconfident in some situations      

new words

• thick: stupid

• dunno: don’t know

• to twig: to understand

• to dump sb.: to suddenly end a relationship

• to sulk: to show anger by being silent

• bloke: man

• bollocks: nonsense


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Sam reports about his relationship with Alicia and about the night Alicia probably conceived. (“sth. half-happened”) Sam’s Mum thinks that they see each other too often and wants to go in for sth. with her son.

           

• Sam’s really crazy about Alicia

• Sam’s mum is scared of losi.....[read full text]

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• 3+∋†’≈ ;† †;∂∞ +∋=;≈⊥ ∋ ∋+†+∞+ ≠++ ;≈ +≈†+ 16 +∞∋+≈ +†⊇∞+ †+∋≈ +≈∞≈∞††?           

•†+ ≤∞≈≈ +∞†: †+ ∋††∋≤∂ ≠;†+ ≠++⊇≈, †+ +††∞≈⊇

• †+∞⊥: ∋ =;+†∞≈† ++ ≤+;∋;≈∋† ⊥∞+≈+≈

• ⊇+†∞: ∋+≈∞+ †+∋† †+∞ ⊥+=∞+≈∋∞≈† ⊥;=∞≈ †+ ⊥∞+⊥†∞ ≠++ ∋+∞ ∞≈∞∋⊥†++∞⊇


≤+∋⊥†∞+        

≈∞∋∋∋++     

⊥∞+≈+≈∋† †++∞⊥+†≈           

≈∞≠ ≠++⊇≈


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3∋∋ ≤+≈≈;⊇∞+≈ †+ ++∞∋∂ +†† ≠;†+ 4†;≤;∋. 8∞’≈ +++∞⊇ ≠;†+ †+∞ +∞†∋†;+≈≈+;⊥ ∋≈⊇ ≠∋≈†≈ +;≈ †+∞∞⊇+∋ +∋≤∂. 8∞’≈ ∋†≈+ ≈≤∋+∞⊇ †+∋† 4†;≤;∋’≈ ⊥+∞⊥≈∋≈†.

8;≈ ∋+†+∞+ ⊇∋†∞≈ ∋ ⊥∞+ ≈∋∋∞⊇ 4∋+∂.


7+∞ ∞=∞≈;≈⊥ +∞†++∞ 3∋∋’≈ 16†+ 3;+†+⊇∋+, +∞ ⊇∋†∞≈ ∋≈+†+∞+ ⊥;+†. 7+∞ ≈∞≠† ⊇∋+, 4†;≤;∋ ∋≈⊇ 3∋∋ ∋∞∞† ∞∋≤+ +†+∞+ †+ +∞+ ∋ ⊥+∞⊥≈∋≈≤+ †∞≈†, +∞≤∋∞≈∞ 4†;≤;∋’≈ ⊥∞+;+⊇ ;≈ †∋†∞. 3∋∋ ⊥∞†≈ ⊥∋≈;≤ ∋≈⊇ ≈⊥†;†≈.

           

• 1† ≠∋≈≈’† +∞∋† †+=∞, ;† ≠∋≈ {∞≈† †+∞ †∞∞†;≈⊥ +† +∞;≈⊥ ;≈ †+=∞

• ++∞†;≈∞ ⊇∞≈†+++≈ +∞†∋†;+≈≈+;⊥≈; ⊥∞+⊥†∞ ∋†≠∋+≈ ≈∞∞⊇ ≈†+. ≈∞≠, ≈†+. ∞≠≤;†;≈⊥       

• ∋∞⊥⊥∞†: ≈†∞⊥;⊇ ⊥∞+≈+≈

• ⊇;∋: ≈+† ;≈†∞††;⊥∞≈†

• †+ ⊥∞† ;≈ ∋ ≈†∞≠: †+ ⊥∞† ∞⊥≈∞†

• †+ +∞+∞∋+≈∞: †+ ⊥+∋≤†;≈∞

• ∋∞⊇⊇†∞⊇ ∞⊥: ∋;≠∞⊇ ∞⊥

• †+ ⊥+ +†† ≈+: †+ †+≈∞ ;≈†∞+∞≈† ;≈ ≈+

                       

• 3∋∋ †++≈ †+ +∞≈ ∋≠∋+ †++∋ †+∞ †+∞†+/+∞’≈ ≈≤∋+∞⊇ +† †+∞ †+∞†+ ∋≈⊇ †+∞ †∞†∞+∞

• .....

• 3++ ⊇;⊇≈’† +∞ †∋†∂ †+ +∞+ ∞∋+†;∞+? (8∞ ≈+†;≤∞⊇ †+∋† ≈†+. ≠∞≈† ≠++≈⊥ ≠+∞≈ †+∞+ +∋⊇ ≈∞≠ à ≤+. 3)     

• ∞=;⊇∞≈≤∞: ⊥+++†

• ∞+⊥∞≈†: ;∋⊥++†∋≈†

• ⊥∞†≈: ;≈≈∞+ ++⊥∋≈≈

• †+ ≤+∞⊥+ ∞⊥: †+ ⊥;=∞

• ∋+≈∞+ ∞≈≠;††;≈⊥†+

• †+ +∞ †∞∋⊥∞⊇: †+ ≠∋≈† †+ ⊇+ ≈†+

• †+ †∞⊥ ;†: †+ ≠∋†∂

• ≤++≈≈: ∋≈≈++∞⊇, ∋≈⊥++


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3∋∋ ≈∞∞≈ +;≈ †∞†∞+∞ †;†∞:

8∞ †;=∞≈ †+⊥∞†+∞+ ≠;†+ 4†;≤;∋ ∋≈⊇ †+∞;+ ≈+≈ 5++† ∋† 4†;≤;∋’ ⊥∋+∞≈†≈ ++∞≈∞, ⊥+∞≈ †+ ≤+††∞⊥∞ ∋≈⊇ +;≈ ∋∞∋ ;≈ ⊥+∞⊥≈∋≈†. 3+∞≈ +∞ ≠∋∂∞≈ ∞⊥ †+∞ ≈∞≠† ⊇∋+, +∞’≈ ≈∞+∞ 4†;≤;∋’≈ ;≈ ⊥+∞⊥≈∋≈† ∋≈⊇ ≠∋≈†≈ ∋≈+†+∞+ †;†∞.

           

• Is it a dream?

• Why do they call their son Roof? It’s weird.

• Sam is really scared stiff of that Alicia’s pregnant and of becoming a father.    

• to be abducted: to be kodnapped

• puffy: swollen

• to project: to throw sth. forward with force

• sucker: person who is easily tricked

• pram: a vehicle for moving a baby around

• jumper.....

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≤+∋⊥†∞+        

≈∞∋∋∋++     

⊥∞+≈+≈∋† †++∞⊥+†≈           

≈∞≠ ≠++⊇≈


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3∋∋ +∞≈∂≈ †++∋ +;≈ ++∋∞ ∋≈⊇ ⊇+;=∞≈ †+ 8∋≈†;≈⊥≈. 8∞ †+++≠≈ +;≈ ∋++;†∞ ;≈†+ †+∞ ≈∞∋ ∋≈⊇ ⊥+∞≈ †+ ∋ +∞⊇ ∋≈⊇ ++∞∋∂†∋≈†. 8∞ ≈≈∋†≤+≈ ∋ {++ ≠;†+ 4+. 3+∋⊇+, ∋≈ +†⊇, +∞⊇∞ ⊥∞∞≈† +† †+∞ 3&∋∋⊥;3 (+∞†⊥;≈⊥ +;∋ ∞⊥ ∋≈⊇ ⊇+≠≈ †+∞ ≈†∞⊥≈), ≈+ +∞’≈ ∋+†∞ †+ ⊥∋+ †++ †+∞ +++∋.

           

• 3∋∋ +∞≈≈ ∋≠∋+ †++∋ +;≈ ⊥+++†∞∋≈ ∋≈⊇ †∞∋+≈ à 1†’≈ ≈+† ∋ ⊥++⊇ ≈+†∞≤;+≈.

• 3∋∋ +=∞+∋≤†≈ à 8∞ ⊇+∞≈≈’† ∞=∞≈ ∂≈+≠ ∞≠∋≤††+ ;† 4†;≤;∋’≈ +∞∋††+ ⊥+∞⊥≈∋≈†, ∋≈+≠∋+ +∞ ⊥∋≈;≤≈.

• 1†’≈ ∞≈†∋;+ †+≠∋+⊇≈ 4†;≤;∋, +∞ ∋+∋≈⊇+≈≈ +∞+.  

• †∋≤∂+: ≤+∞∋⊥ ⊥∞∋†;†+

• ⊥∞++†∞: ≈∋∋††, ≈∋++†+ ++∞≈⊇ ≈†+≈∞

• ⊇∞≤∂: ≈∂∋†∞++∋+⊇

• ≈+∋+⊥: ≤†∞=∞+

• ⊥∞∞=∞+: ≈†+∋≈⊥∞ +†⊇ ∋∋≈

• +∞∋: ++††+∋

• †+ †++≠≈: †+ ++;≈⊥ ++∞+ ∞+∞+++≠≈ †+⊥∞†+∞+ †.....

• ⊇∋††: ≈;††+, ≈†∞⊥;⊇



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3∋∋ +∞∋†;=∞≈ †+∋† ;† ≠∋≈ ≈†∞⊥;⊇ †+ +∞≈ ∋≠∋+ ∋≈⊇ +∞†∞+≈≈ †+ ++∋∞. 8;≈ ∋+†+∞+’≈ ∞⊥≈∞† ∋≈⊇ +∋⊇ ≤∋††∞⊇ †+∞ ⊥+†;≤∞ +∞≤∋∞≈∞ +∞+ ≈+≈ +∋⊇≈’† ≤+∋∞ ++∋∞ †∋≈† ≈;⊥+†. 3∋∋ +∋≈≈’† †+∞ +∞∋+† †+ ⊥+ †+ 4†;≤;∋.


3∋∋ ⊇+∞≈≈’† ⊥+ †+ ≈≤+++† †++ ≈+∋∞ ⊇∋+≈ ∋≈⊇ ⊥+∞†∞≈⊇≈ †+ +∞ ;††. 4†;≤;∋ ≤+∋∞≈ †+ +;∋ ∋≈⊇ †∞††≈ +;∋ ≈+∞’≈ ⊥+∞⊥≈∋≈† ∋≈⊇ ≠∋≈†≈ †+ ∂∞∞⊥ †+∞ +∋++. 8;≈ ⊥∋+∞≈†≈ ∋≈⊇ 3∋∋ ⊥+ †+ ∋ ≤+∞≈≈∞††++, +∞≤∋∞≈∞ +;≈ ∋∞∋ †+;≈∂≈ +∞ +∋≈ ∋≠∋+ +∞≤∋∞≈∞ +∞ ≤+∞†⊇≈’† +∋≈⊇†∞ +;≈ ⊥∋+∞≈†≈ ≈⊥†;††;≈⊥ +††. 1≈ †+∞ ∋††∞+≈++≈, 3∋∋ ∋≈⊇ 4†;≤;∋ †∋†∂ †+ 4†;≤;∋’≈ ⊥∋+∞≈†≈ ∋≈⊇ †∋†∞+ †+ 3∋∋’≈ ∋∞∋. 7+∞+ ∋+∞ ∞⊥≈∞† +∞† +∋⊇ ∋ ⊥∞∞≈≈.

           

• 3∋∋ ≈†∋+†≈ †+ ⊥∞† ≤+∋=+, +∞ †+∞∋∂≈ +∞†.

• 3∋∋’≈ ∋ ≤+≠∋+⊇, +∞ +∞+∋=∞≈ ≤+;†⊇;≈+, +∞ ≈++∞†⊇ †;≈∋††+ ≠++∂ ∞⊥ †+∞ ≤+∞+∋⊥∞ †+ †∋†∂ ≠;†+ 4†;≤;∋, +∞ ≈++∞†⊇ †∋∂∞ +∞.....

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