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By Richard Peck

Mary Alice's early life summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois city have been full of adequate drama to fill the double invoice of any photo convey. yet now she is fifteen, and faces an entire lengthy 12 months with Grandma, a girl popular for shaking up her neighbors-and all people else! All Mary Alice can be aware of for convinced is that this: whilst attempting to are expecting how lifestyles with Grandma may possibly end up . . . larger no longer. This wry, pleasant sequel to the Newbery Honor e-book A good distance from Chicago has already taken its position one of the classics of children's literature.

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All right, my friend,” he said, his eyes gleaming. “This’ll only hurt for about an hour. ” Chunky laughed stupidly at that. He was watching the whole thing like a kid watching fireworks. Rat Face took another step. Perfect. He was right where I wanted him. I snapped my leg up fast and hard, a lightning snap kick that flew up smack between Rat Face’s legs. I threw that kick with enough force so that it would’ve hit him in the chin if nothing had stopped it. But his groin stopped it. The kick landed with full force right where it hurts the most.

But something stopped me. If I was here, someone had put me here. If I was hurt, someone had hurt me. Someone had strapped me in this chair. Someone had used those instruments on my flesh. The odds that the men outside that door were my friends seemed very slim. So I kept my mouth shut. I listened to the low voices, straining with all my might to make out what they were saying over the pounding of my own pulse. “. . Homelander One,” said one voice. A second voice said something I couldn’t hear.

Thomas Nelson, Inc. titles may be purchased in bulk for educational, business, fundraising, or sales promotional use. com. Publisher’s Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Klavan, Andrew. The last thing I remember / by Andrew Klavan. p. cm.

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