This chapters theme is disgrace. Within the chapter, it talks about people who do something wrong but then they try there hardest to do better. I can relate to distress because throughout life there are ups and downs and some of them make us disgraced but we can overcome this disgrace. My favorite story from the chapter is the story of Luis (Lula). This story jumped out to me because of his stacked odds against him and him overcoming them. To see a boy who was "special ed" have to try harder than everyone else just to do something simple is outstanding to see how hard he wants to succeed and become better.