By James Kahn
Fresh Paperback released by way of Warner Books, 1985, 193 pages. Movie-tie-in paperback (book was once bought in 1985, by no means learn and has sat on my bookshelf since). We send inside of 24 hours of your buy with a supply affirmation.
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13. brief for my age, even though. in contrast to a midget or whatever, and i am no poultry, yet nevertheless, you are not going to discover me within the parking zone after a soccer video game with Glenoaks West ready to combine it up with these trolls. model calls me a wimp. he is my brother. i am not, even though. A wimp, I suggest. i have simply bought greater activities than hoot approximately who creamed who on the online game. Adventures are my online game, although they're frequently lovely not easy to come back by way of in a junky little city like this. model says it isn't that i am brief for my age, it truly is that i am brief for my measurement. He cracks himself up with that one. mother simply says i am “slight. ” i do know what they're conversing approximately, although. it truly is approximately how i am not on any of the groups like model is, and i have obtained braces and bronchial asthma, and that i get colds much, greater than many of the different young children, particularly within the fall. Fall is whilst this tale all occurred, yet i'm going to get to that during a minute. really October's my favourite month, even if mother freaks out approximately “flu season” and my “condition” and stuff. October's nice for leaves, although. They get those dynamite shades and fall off, and that i get to rake 'em into piles to burn and it is the maximum scent. after all, it rains much, too. but if it does not, there is this specific, mysterious type of wind that turns out to come back out of the earth and pass all over me, like via my middle or anything. I suggest i do know it does not, yet that is the way it turns out. type of old-time magic. And, in fact, Halloween's in October. So i admire the autumn. What I hate is my braces, specifically while Dr. Hoffman tightens them as soon as a' month to right my malocclusion, that's like an execution performed approximately as sluggish as marshmallow taffy. additionally, as soon as while I kissed Cheryl Hagedorn—actually she kissed me—our braces locked, so we have been like joined on the mouth, it was once quite a gross-out, and that i needed to unhook us together with her eyebrow tweezers within the rearview reflect of her dad's Chevy. After that it grew to become me off simply to examine her, and possibly her, me, too. Dr. Hoffman desired to be aware of if i would been chewing nails or what. the opposite factor I hate is my bronchial asthma, which model says is all in my head. mother says no, it is in my lungs—my mind is in my head. Then model typically says whatever like, “That's now not the place Mikey's brains are, his brains are the place he sits. ” Then mother tells him to button it up and forestall being so crude. yet he isn't, relatively, he is simply being model. he is truly a gorgeous cool dude. purely on the subject of part as cool as he thinks he's. He used to be 16 while this mess all happened—starting his junior 12 months at Astoria excessive, already varsity in wrestling yet simply J. V. in soccer. besides, he isn't whatever like me—he's blond and blue-eyed and he pumps iron, and he isn't only a jock, both. He understands a lotta stuff. ma and pa are only average. I suggest, they are ok, yet they do not know what is goin' on. Dad works on the museum, and Mom's a mother. we are living in an incredible outdated three-story white body condominium within the a part of city known as the Goon Docks. it isn't too faraway from the docks themselves—Astoria is true alongside the coast, method up Oregon—and it really is as a rule what Dad calls a blue-collar local.