The book hole in a life chapter 1 begins with a mugshot of Jack Gantos the author of the book. He states that the photo was taken in 1972 when he was only 21 years of age and describes what type of person he was behind the photo. The location of the prison was at the medium-security Federal Correctional institution in Ashland, Kentucky. What was ironic about this was that his father had an eye out for criminals but was not able to see his own son right next to him as one. In chapter 2 it starts with him being nineteen being stuck in high school and living at home. During his junior year his family had to move for Florida to Puerto Rico. He wasn’t able to go to school due to the public school only having spanish spoken classes. Jack moves back to Florida. He ends up living with the Bacons until they kicked him out. Which lead him to king’s court. the In chapter 3 Jack admitted that he like his psychology teacher and even wrote to her that he even wants to major in psychology. Jack had a friend named Glen and he invited Jack to a weed party but he was not interested or intrigued and left the party. Jack declined an acceptance to the University of Florida to help his family out in St. Croix. In chapter 4 Jack ends up wanting to apart of a dangerous life with his friend Tim. He ends up becoming a drug dealer and also now does drugs. He did it to make money. His friend would end up in jail this chapter. In part 2 chapter 1 jack ends up joining a boat named Beaver to receive ten thousand dollars with Rik.