Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie By:Christopher Reiter

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie By:Christopher Reiter

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  • Steven's dad is so distraught that Jeffrey has Leukemia, that Steven is left to fend for himself. 4)
  • With the "moat meal accident" and Jeffrey constantly having nosebleeds Steven and rents are extremely worried (2)
  • Chapter 1 to 5This scene is when Steven and his mother have a discussion about Jeffrey's cancer.
  • Jeffery has Leukemia (3)
  • Jeffrey goes to the hospital and leaves Steven with his dad. He and his dad often do not talk to each other and go their separate ways in the house. (5)
  • The highlight of Steven's day was in Jazz Band where his drumsticks flew and bent a trumpet.(5)
  • Jeffrey's antics help me get an A on my LA journal (1)
  • Steven's failing most of his major subjects because he is not doing his work due to Jeffrey's cancer and is extremely stressed out. His teacher called him in and told him he has to make up a lot of his work so he does. (9)
  • Chapter 6 to 10 This scene is when Steven's mom picks up Steven at the school dance.
  • Jeffrey's cancer is bad and he has a 50% chance of living accodrinding to his file. Steven found this all out when he came back from the hospital. (6)
  • Jeffrey is incredibly sick and had to go to the hospital because whenever he has a fever it's bad because he has leukemia. (8)
  • Steven catches the flu. Jeffrey comes home from the hospital and can't be around anyone with the flu. Steven's has to go and stay at with his grandparents untill he is feeling better. (10)
  • In the middle of the school dance Steven's mother interrupts the music to announce that he has to leave, Steven was embarrassed. (7)
  • Steven tried to save his parents money and tried to stop drum lessons. When he told his drum lessons teacher that he can't come for drum lessons to save his parent's money. The teacher, Mr. Stool, said that the drum lessons were free. Additionally, Annette broke her arm in this chapter too. (14)
  • Chapter 11 to 15This scene shows when Steven was shaving off the head to be bald like Jeffrey.
  • Renee was going to Steven's house, but Steven wouldn't let Renee in because Renee is sick. Jeffrey can't be around people that are sick. This is due to his leukemia, Jeffrey is prone to infections from other people. (11)
  • Steven got a D in math which his parents didn't take well. Later when Jeffrey, Steven, and his cousins had a snowball fight Jeffrey got a lot of bruises which frightened Steven. (12)
  • Renee forgave Steven and Mrs. Galley taught Steven a lesson that "Why don't you try working on the things you can change." (13)
  • Jeffery started chemotherapy and started to lose his hair. Jefferys friends started to make fun of him. Steven felt bad and shaved his head bald so Jeffrey wouldn't feel left out. (15)
  • The Jazz Band figured out a way to raise money for Steven's family due to their money troubles and give the high school students community service hours in the process. At the end of the chapter, Steven's mom gets sick. (16)
  • Conflict/Quote-Chapter 4 Page 43 Steven says "Younger son goes to the emergency room. Younger brother allegedly has cancer. Mom quits the job...Mom says Please, calm down Steven."This shows Steven internal struggle with realizing that Jeffrey has leukemia and his external struggle with his mother. Steven is having a difficult time understanding the diagnoses.
  • Chapter 16 to 19This scene shows when Mrs.Gally is telling him about how they bought tickets to his concert.
  • Steven has to go to the hospital with Jeffrey and his dad because his mother got sick. Additionally, Steven met Samantha who is also sick like Jeffrey. Steven gives her his signed drum sticks as a gift. (17)
  • Conflicts/Quote-Chapter 6 page 97 "My mother walked in. I did not see her at first ...DJ to stop the music and announce that Steven Alper's mother was here to pick him up." This illustrates the external struggle of being made fun of for his mom embarrassing him and getting him in the middle of the dance. Additionally, he has the internal struggle of leaving early.
  • Chapter 20 to 21This scene shows when Steven finds out when Samantha had died.
  • Steven went to the hospital with Jeffrey to get several tests done, and Steven found out that Samantha died and he was devastated. (20)
  • Conflict/Quote-Chapter 15 pages 199 and 201 "Hi, my name is Jeffrey I'm 5...Hi, my name is Adam your bald... Jeffrey was devastated...Steven Says I did this for Jeffrey, Mom, so he wouldn't have to be bald alone." This represents that Steven has the external struggle of Jeffrey gettings his feeling hurt. So instead Steven shaves his head bald to help, Jeffrey.
  • Quote/Conflict- Chapter 18 Page 239 to 240 Steven said "I just couldn't wait to... play the drums for all these people---that's the part of was living for, anyway. " This shows Steven's determination and Steven really wanting to play the drums at his concert for the people that are supporting his family by helping them fund Jeffrey's medical treatments.
  • Steven leaves the hospital and the concert/fundraiser is coming up to support his family. Many people buy tickets to support Steven's family such as countless teacher 's who tell him in class that they bought tickets. (18)
  • Steven has the concert today and everything was going great they were playing well. Everybody in the band got their haircut bald or really short hair in honor of Steven. Then, Jeffrey had a temperature and they went to the hospital.(19)
  • Quote/Conflict- Chapter 20 Page 267 "She's Dead!She's Dead!ANSWER ME! Yes, she...passed away early yesterday morning."This represents Steven's internal struggle with losing somebody that he knew. So he felt sorrow and extreme regret for Samantha and Samantha's sister. Samantha's sister barely had a chance to visit Samantha in the hospital.
  • Steven was at graduation and won the most outstanding musical award and was grateful for Jeffrey. (21)
  • (from left to right) Steven's Dad, Steven's Mom, Steven, Jeffrey Christopher Rieter Mrs.Angleosezk L.A.Green 2 April 2018
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