Emily and Chris were teen sweethearts who grew up together. Jordan does not want Chris to tell him what happened the night Emily died. Jul 04, Kristin rated it liked it This book is required reading for all the teachers in my school this summer, and will apparently be a program for staff and students next year.
Jordan wants to be able to prepare a defense that has as little to do with truth as possible. In another part of the emergency room, the Golds arrive. This section contains words approx.
Moments into his testimony Chris announces that he shot Emily. Synopsis[ edit ] The Pact narrates the lives of Rameck Hunt, Sampson Davis, and George Jenkins, three young black men that grew up in a community of violence, ignorance, and failure.
Everyone believes Chris will be found guilty, even Jordan; however, when the jury returns the following day, they return with a not guilty verdict. They realize that what they have in common is the determination to rise above their circumstances- and so they make a pact that they will all finish high school, go on to college and medical school, and become doct This book is required reading for all the teachers in my school this summer, and will apparently be a program for staff and students next year.
The Hartes also find this idea ludicrous. All of her secrets have combined to make life very challenging for you and she wants to kill herself. The children are injured. Jordan does not want Chris to tell him what happened the night Emily died.
Who is ultimately responsible for providing those opportunities. They expected and accepted mediocrity or less, and unfortunately, we usually gave no more. When Chris returned, he discovered that Emily could not do it.
Her childhood sexual abuse has impacted her in many ways, but one of the most obvious is that she cannot enjoy sex.
Why or why not.
And you accept your fate, unless someone or something convinces you that you have the power to change the script. Therefore, they may look and act like adults, but their thought processes are often quite skewed.
Chris cannot live with the pain he sees Emily carrying and agrees to help her.
The fact that Chris now claims he was never suicidal keeps Jordan from allowing Chris to testify. Finally, he is found not guilty and it is interesting to note how much his feelings have changed for Emily throughout the story. Finally, he is found not guilty and it is interesting to note how much his feelings have changed for Emily throughout the story.
Jordan allows this under protest. Although I understand why Emily behaved the way she did, I do feel that given how close she and Chris are.
Emily and Chris were teen sweethearts who grew up together.
Jordan plans to say that the night Emily died, Chris and Emily had intended to die together in a suicide pact. Chris sees his mother struggle and stops the testimony.
The police tell them there was no one else at the carousel where the children were found. One child is dead. But one day these three young men made a pact. Jordan calls a recess in order to learn the truth for the first time in the months he has represented Chris.
They later receive a scholarship to Seton Hall Universityalthough the process proves to be a difficult one.
The Pact is a story of love as much as it is a tragedy, a story that will keep the reader guessing to the very end. Chris is charged with murder and remanded to the county jail to await his trial.
The Pact Summary & Study Guide Description. The Pact Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.
This study guide contains the following sections. The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Page Penguin, - Biography & Autobiography - pages4/5(18).
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