The author introduces the characters such as Brady, Digger, J.T, and Ben. The author also introduces the setting which is Chesapeake Bay. And lastly she introduces the conflict which is Man vs. Self and Man vs. Man. This is the exposition because the author is introducing us to the book.
This rising action is when Digger and J.T drilled the holes in the kayak, killing Ben. Then Brady found the drill and then they confessed to drilling them. This is the rising action because the climax is forming.
Brady tells the police that his friends were the ones who did it. This is the climax because the main problem occurred.
J.T and Digger when to court, The Diangelos moved away and Brady's life goes back to normal. This is the falling action because the problem is setting down.
J.T and Digger went to jail and everything went back to normal. This is the resolution because the problem has been solved.
The theme is to bring justice even if it hurts you but benefits others, this is the theme because Digger and J.T were Bradys best friends but in order to bring conclusoin to the diangelo family he had to tell the police on him.