1. The prologue not only provided the background info for the book, but made me interested in the characters. Arthur was the faithful, reliable son while Jake was the rambunctious one.
2. Jake was quite the confident lad who gave no thought to the possible consequences of his actions.
3. Rule followers provide the stability needed for the defiant ones to have the freedom to act on their whims.
4. I remember quite well the defiance that I felt as an adolscent, but I was too concerned about doing the right thing and too worried about the response of my family to act out much defiance.