Deciding what to do for a science fair is hard. It’s hard because what you really have to do is choose what not to do. Because you could do anything. You could do millions of different things. Except you can only do one thing. So after you choose all the stuff not to do, then you look at what’s left over. And that’s what you do.
–Jake Drake, Know-It-All by Andrew Clements
They were always saying encouraging stuff to her one-on-one. But whenever her mom or dad talked to her directly, it felt sort of like a coach giving a pep talk. To a losing team.
–About Average by Andrew Clements
It’s been a great summer of reading. In total, I’ve plowed through about 30 books in the last 3 months! I owe a lot of my success to the various reading challenges that went up this summer, mainly from #MGBookVillage and #MGCarousel.
It’s after the shower. That’s when it happens. It’s when I turn on the bathroom light and wipe the fog off the mirror to comb my hair. It’s when I see in the mirror. It’s what I don’t see.
—Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements