By Sharon Creech
Mary Lou Finney is below enthusiastic about her task to maintain a magazine over the summer season. dull! Then cousin Carl Ray involves stick with her relatives, and what starts off out because the boring puppy days of summer time fast becomes the wildest curler coaster trip of all time. How used to be Mary Lou feel to grasp what might ensue with Carl Ray and the hoop? Or along with her boy-crazy ally Beth Ann? Or with (sigh) the completely purple Alex Cheevey? unexpectedly a humdrum college undertaking turns into a checklist of the main intriguing, magnificent, unimaginable summer time of Mary Lou's existence. yet what if her instructor really does learn her magazine?
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Would anyone in this world be surprised to learn that Maggie got home at two o’clock? And that she’s not even in trouble? Cinderella called around midnight and asked for an extension. But I found out a lot of stuff from Maggie today! I asked her about the party and for once she decided to talk to me and she told me all about it. It was very fancy, she said, with butlers and maids. They had all kinds of little things to eat like dips and mushrooms 51 and there was a live band that played outside on the patio and everyone danced and the neighbors didn’t even complain.
Don’t you think that’s a little young to be going to a drive-in with a boy? Beth Ann is going to be hard to live with after this. And Carl Ray, by the way, still did not find a job. Wednesday, June 20 It rained all day. Beth Ann called to tell me some more about Derek (that’s Judy’s boyfriend’s brother’s name). ” Beth Ann hasn’t seen him yet. That’s just what Judy says. Beth Ann must have described every single outfit in her closet, trying to decide what she should wear on Friday night. Carl Ray, surprise, surprise, did not find a job today.
He actually had to stop shoveling food into his mouth because he was grinning so much. This is how it went after that: DAD: So where is this new job? CARL RAY: Hardware store. MOM: Furtz’s Hardware? CARL RAY: Yup. 46 DAD: Well! MOM: And what will you do there? CARL RAY: (after a pause) Don’t rightly know. DAD: You don’t know what your job entails? CARL RAY: (after a pause) Un-uh. MAGGIE: When do you start work, Carl Ray? CARL RAY: Monday. Do we sound like a boring family or what? Well, anyway, at least Carl Ray found a job and at least he knows when he starts.
Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech