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The Size of the Truth

Written by Andrew Smith
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A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in Andrew Smith’s first middle grade novel.

When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes.

But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off.

That is, if he can survive eighth grade, and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam’s memory for seven years.

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the author of several novels for young adults, including <i>Winger</i>, <i>Stand-Off</i>, <i>100 Sideways Miles</i>, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book <i>Grasshopper Jungle</i>. He lives in a remote area in the mountains of Southern California with his family, two horses, two dogs, and three cats. He doesn’t watch television, and occupies himself by writing, bumping into things outdoors, and taking ten-mile runs on snowy trails. Visit him online at AuthorAndrewSmith.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781534419551
Publication Date:
March 26, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018012122
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1534419551
Lexile® Level:
1000L
ATOS® Book Level:
6.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
8.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
502640
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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