In the beginning of the book he recalled dudes smoking angel dust but he refused it and motivated some of them not do it. He also speaks on how a car pulled up on him and started shooting at him just to warn him. He also speaks on moving out of the house and leaving the place he grew up in. He also speaks on how the deputy responsible for Miguel Robless death was found innocent on the murder charge. Chin got married to Camila Martinez in 1974. At the end of this chapter a guy who got stabbed up came to chin to kill him because he wanted revenge.
In the beginning of this chapter he talks about how chava was surrounded by 8 duds and punctured by them. He also speaks about how in his senior year he became the president of the school. He recalled a fight that happened in the school that he tried to brake up up but ended up getting his bottom lip getting cut. He recalled winning 250 dollars and a paid trip for literary contest. He also talks about how he graduated High School and went to college and bought a car.
In the beginning of the chapter he get out of jail and they placed the charges on roger. He was found not guilty and afterwards he went and got married to margarita and chin was the best man. He recalled the community centers making a meeting in where gangs will make peace with each others. He also spoke about how he stayed in the sidelines in a football game when they were fighting but when he was younger and that happened he was part of it. He speaks on how he was going to have intercourse with a girl called Delfina but she had her period so didn't do it.
Early in the book he talks about how he stayed in the garage and not attend school. But after that his mother decided to call his old principle from elementary school to talk to him. After all that his dad made a plan which was for him to get up at 4:30 am to travel 40 miles away with him to where he worked and enroll him to taft high school that was near the college where his dad worked at. He was in 3 classes which were print shop, auto shop, and weight training. He stopped going to taft due a strike that lasted a couple of months.
Early in this chapter the main character goes to a party with the intention of joining the lomas ses. He got jumped in as a part of the initiation to the gang and joined it. After all of that they send him out to stab somebody with a rusty screwdriver and he did it. He also talked about how needed to do a hit to avenge little man's death because he was shot over an argument. They send him and others to burn up a house and he didn't want to do it but he did it because he was obligated to. After that all happened there was rumors on who burned the house down and it involved his family.
In the beginning of this chapter he speaks on how he tried to commit suicide by taking pills, liquor, and sniffing aerosol can spray. He also talks about how he left the house because his mother didn't want him there because his mother didn't want him there later to come back. He speaks about how he loved to play the saxophone when he wanted alone time. He also talks about how he met a girl called viviana at a annual “fiesta day” and how after a few altercations happened they kissed at the end of everything.
In the beginning of this chapter he talks about how everybody called him chin because of his protruding jaw. Also in the beginning of the book he talks about how his friends were shot in a drive by and how pellets hit hath of his friend clavis face resulting in him losing one of his eyes. In this chapter he talks about how he secretly admired his aunt chucha and how she had influenced him. He also talks about how his circumcision went wrong resulting in him getting surgery done.