Grade 8 Book Report
By: R.L. Stine
3. Give a brief description of the plot in the story:
The plot in this story is based on a guy named James who has left from home in Key West (A place in Florida) he ran away for no in particular reason except that he hated living there. So he decides to hitchhike all the way up North to Tampa. Later on a couple days later he encounters someone who only brings him around 80 miles further. Later on these two girls named Christina and Terri decide to pick him up, the first decided to bring him as far as Tampa, but later on in the story they decide to bring him all the way back with them to Cleveland where they first came from. They were on summer break, and was heading home. Then a long while later they turn on the radio and there was a news report of a man getting killed by a hitchhiker.
They supposedly said that a hitchhiker did it because the old man liked to pick them up, he felt sad for the poor lonely people walking and being alone. The girls get sort of freaked out because of this so James turns off the radio. Then they go to a diner for something to eat and James ends up hurting the busboy because he was ignoring James orders. They leave in a hurry. Later he regrets doing this because the girls were going to bring him to Cleveland so he had to behave or they might change their minds he thought. Later on they get closer to James cousins house at the Florida border. They spend the night there and James and Christina start going out. Terri doesn't like James at all...