She wished something would happen.
Something good. To her. Checking her wish for loopholes, she found one. Hoping it wasn’t too late, she thought the word soon.
Meanwhile, in another part of town, he felt as if the world was opening. Life was rearranging itself; bulging in places, fraying in spots. He felt himself changing, too, but into what?
So much can happen in a summer.
<p><strong>Lynne Rae Perkins</strong> was awarded the Newbery Medal for <em>Criss Cross</em>. She is the author of four other novels–<em>All Alone in the Universe</em>, <em>As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth</em>, <em>Nuts to You, </em>and<em> Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea</em>. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including <em>Frank and Lucky Get Schooled</em>; <em>The Broken Cat</em>;<em> Snow Music</em> <em>Pictures from Our Vacation</em>; and <em>The Cardboard Piano</em>. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. www.lynnerae.com</p>
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