By Richard Peck
Mary Alice's youth summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois city have been filled with sufficient drama to fill the double invoice of any photograph convey. yet now she is fifteen, and faces an entire lengthy yr with Grandma, a girl renowned for shaking up her neighbors-and every person else! All Mary Alice can comprehend for sure is that this: whilst attempting to expect how lifestyles with Grandma could prove . . . higher now not. This wry, pleasant sequel to the Newbery Honor publication A good way from Chicago has already taken its position one of the classics of children's literature.
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I regretted snapping at Robbie, but sometimes his Big Brother act went too far. Still, Robbie had always been that way—jealous, overprotective, forever looking out for me, like it was his job. I couldn’t remember when I first met him; it felt like he’d always been there. The cafeteria was noisy and dim. I hovered just inside the door, looking for Scott, only to see him at a table in the middle of the f loor, surrounded by cheerleaders and football jocks. I THE IRON KING 37 hesitated. I couldn’t just march up to that table and sit down; Angie Whitmond and her cheerleading squad would rip me to shreds.
Taking that as an invitation, I started toward him, weaving my way past the tables. He f lipped out his iPhone, pressed a button, and looked at me with half-lidded eyes, still grinning. A phone rang close by. I jumped a bit, but continued walking. Behind me, there were gasps, and then hysterical giggles. And then, the whispered conversation that always makes you think they’re talking about you. I felt eyes on the back of my head. Trying to ignore it, I continued down the aisle. Another phone rang.
The Courts are restless. ” The nurse turned, putting both hands on her hips, her voice chiding. “I’m surprised you haven’t given her the mistwine yet. She is sixteen today. ” “I know, I know. ” The shadow sighed, putting his head in his hands. “I’ll take care of that later this afternoon. ” “Resting,” said the nurse. “Poor thing, she was traumatized. ” A chuckle. “The last kid who drank one of your ‘mild’ sleep potions didn’t wake up for two weeks. ” The nurse’s reply was garbled and broken, but I was almost sure she said, “She’s her father’s daughter.