As Simple as It Seems by Sarah Weeks

By Sarah Weeks

Verbena Colter is familiar with she's undesirable information. difficulty from the get-go. How may she no longer be, with mom and dad like hers? Her mom essentially pickled her sooner than she used to be even born, leaving Verbie to fight with the consequences of fetal alcohol syndrome. And her father was once simply simple suggest. Verbie needs she may be anyone, anyone except who she is. input Pooch, a flatlander boy traveling for the summer time. while Pooch and his mother hire the home round the corner, Verbie takes the chance to be another person totally. And what begins out as a online game leads Verbie right into a fabulous and heartwarming trip of self-discovery. one other gem from the writer of So B. It.

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Like all the dogs we ever had, Jack came to us from the shelter. Somebody had found him lying in the road. He was in terrible shape, his back left leg so badly broken Dr. Finn had to operate and take it off. When nobody showed up to claim him, my mother agreed to foster him at home, and he’d been ours ever since. He was a great dog, bighearted and friendly. His only shortcoming was a passion for chasing skunks, which meant there was a permanent stink to him that no amount of tomato juice or peppermint soap could get out.

Not only for hurting her but for judging her as well. I knew better, but hard as I tried, I just couldn’t seem to control my temper. My mother accepted my apology, but as soon as I got downstairs and settled in front of the television again, she started buzzing around me like a gnat. “Can I get you anything? A glass of juice? ” My mother frowned and put the back of her hand to my forehead. “You feel a little warm,” she said. ” I couldn’t stand it any longer, so I turned off the television and went outside.

Flatlanders always thought they were better than everybody else. I stayed hidden in the weeds watching until the boy and his mother had lugged the last of their stuff up the stairs and into the house. When they were finished, the boy came back out and sat on the porch by himself for a while. Pooch. Could that really be his name, I wondered? And why had they come to Clydesdale if they thought it was such an awful place? One thing I didn’t have to wonder about, though, was what it was they’d heard down at the post office.

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