I take off down the sidewalk in a panic, tripping over people and shoes and strollers. It’s like a terrible, ridiculous attack-of-the-bees sci-fi movie is being filmed—except no one else knows about it, and I am, unfortunately, the star.
As usual, it took Zoe no time at all to pick her dessert, because she always chooses snickerdoodles and knows the ingredients by heart.
–The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
The older folks in town like to tell about the night Brett McGrew was born. They say the sky was clear and the moon was full, a moon that lay low on the horizon, big and round and orange, like a basketball. A giant basketball shining down on Stuckey.
–Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader
When you’ve been best friends with someone your whole life, you can’t avoid them just because you’re uncomfortable.
–The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry
That Granny Torrelli. Me, I always want to do things for Bailey because he can’t see, things I think are too hard for him, like cracking the eggs. But Granny Torrelli is showing me that Bailey doesn’t need so much help, that I should quit being such a take-charge Rosie.
–Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
I would very much like to know why my mother named me ‘Enola’, which, backwards, spells alone.
–The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
There are many mysteries I have never solved, and the hair of my chaperone is perhaps my most curious unsolved case.