Study Guide

Al Capone Does My Shirts Part 2, Chapter 30

By Gennifer Choldenko

Part 2, Chapter 30


  • Moose wants to tell his mom the whole story about 105, but he can't disappoint his dad again. Every day since the incident, 105 has been Natalie's favorite number.
  • Moose and Natalie stay in the house on Tuesday.
  • He wants to tell his mom so badly, and he even has it all rehearsed. Instead, though, he just ignores his mom and keeps his distance.
  • The next day, Natalie starts repeating 105 again. Moose goes for the button box, but it's gone; his mom has taken it away.
  • Upset, Natalie starts throwing a fit. As he yells at her in frustration, she gets louder and louder until Theresa is pounding on the door, offering to help.
  • As the neighbors gather outside, he remembers a trick that his mom uses. He carries Natalie, screaming, to the edge of the rug and wraps her in it until her body calms down and stops fighting.
  • She is finally able to form a full sentence: "I want to go outside" (30.66). Moose sees no choice other than to let her.

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