He hated the name "Milton."
He wanted to honor his best friend, Dean.
He was given away as a child to Herbert Dean.
He lost a bet.
As a teenager, he thought he was too dumb for school.
He felt he was smart but that school wasn't for him.
He thought he was too smart for school and began writing when he dropped out.
He knew basketball was his future, so academics didn't mean anything to him.
His birth father.
Mr. Pugh's house.
A secured vehicle from a juvenile detention center.
Large, polite, gentle.
Strict, mean, authoritative
Teacher, mentor, caregiver
Flattering, friendly, wealthy
Maurice doesn't trust a lot of people just because of their appearance.
Maurice trusts Father Santora as soon as they meet.
Maurice thinks that many people are good-looking.
All of the above.
A place where soldiers go when they retire from the army.
A prison for old people who break the law.
A place of safety and shelter from pursuit, danger or trouble.
A holding center for insane people.
Running errands for the seniors.
Washing and folding laundry.
Picking garbage off of the floor.
Nothing - he was only observing.
Mrs. Silvey loves Maurice like a son.
Mrs. Silvey hates dirty people.
Evergreen is the cleanest facility in the United States.
Evergreen is a dirty place.
He is at Progress (a detention center) and is on a work-release at Evergreen.
He is hoping that he succeeds at Evergreen so he can be released from Juvenile Detention.
He has been at Progress for twenty-two months.
All of the above
Maurice thinks he can't get a job because he is a gang-banger.
Maurice wants to be successful but his life on the streets is all he knows.
Maurice wants to have a job, but only if it involves "dealing drugs" on the streets.
Maurice hates working people because they couldn't handle being on the streets.