By Robert B. Parker
New York Times bestselling writer Robert B. Parker?s first novel for younger readers
There is whatever evil within the air ; Bobby senses it. who's that guy he observed arguing together with his beautiful new English instructor? Bobby understands he may still brain his personal enterprise, yet instances are complicated. global struggle II simply ended, and the realm is altering? Bobby?s global, particularly. There?s Joanie, for one?why does being her good friend think awkward? after which there are his acquaintances, the junior varsity Edenville Owls?basketball avid gamers short of a pacesetter. Can they assist one another off the courtroom in addition to they could on it? they are going to have to.
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It was the part that was sort of separate from the rest of me, that knew the stuff that I didn’t want to know. That part knew why I had come down here past the bandstand. Looking straight down into the greenish water, I could see small fish moving about the base of the dock. Much too small to catch. It was too late in the year to fish, anyway. I wondered if people didn’t fish after Labor Day because the fish went somewhere, or if it was just because people thought it was too cold to sit out there with a line.
There weren’t many people watching. But it was a real game, with a referee. There was no one on their team as tall as Russell. He got the tip. We went right away into our weave and the Hartfield guys looked a little confused. We kept at it until Russell’s man began to anticipate the weave and then Russell faked coming toward the man with the ball (who was me), and broke suddenly behind his man toward the basket. I got him the ball and Russell hit the layup. It was pretty clear that if we could get Russell the ball near the basket, he could shoot a layup over anyone that they had guarding him.
Making a team,” I said. ” Joanie asked. “Yeah. ” “Sure,” I said. “I want to be brave and, uh, you 37 know . ” I rolled my hands, trying to find the right word. “Like a knight . . ” Joanie said. I nodded. The rain sound was steady on the roof of the bandstand. It made a sort of hushed sound around us as it fell. And the wet smell mixed with the salt smell and everything seemed very exciting. ” “Guy in a book,” I said. Joanie nodded. ” “I like to read,” I said. ” “I promised not to,” I said. ” “I hate when one of my friends gets mad at me,” Joanie said.