I can’t remember at what point in my childhood I read this story, but I’m pretty sure it was in middle school. I dare say it was in sixth grade, just like the protagonists. I do remember it was a good book. And after reading the preview on Amazon, that definitely holds true.
The book is about a sixth grade Academic Bowl Team who goes on to beat the seventh and eighth grade teams too. Of course, all my memory of the tiny details are completely blurry, so check out the book description on Amazon. I do remember that it went on to become about so much more than just an Academic Bowl Team. You can see that in the name the team gave themselves - The Souls.
I randomly thought about this book back in April or May 2013 and when I looked it up, I had learned that the author had died on April 19, 2013. That made me sad, but her books are left for us to read. So check this book out if you haven’t read it. And if you have read this book, let me know your story about it.
my life got about a thousand times better once i stopped censoring myself
and by censoring i don’t mean i suddenly embraced indiscriminate swearing; i mean i stopped trying to sugarcoat my past or my feelings; i stopped lying by omission; i stopped having guilty pleasures; i began unabashedly enjoying whatever i liked; i became very honest; i cut out of my life poisonous people and negative ideals, and i am so, so much happier for it
I’m writing everything but a poem or story. The new Fiction Flashback Monday post is ready and will be published tomorrow. Keep your eyes open for that. I’m working on one story and writing questions for two others for the magazine. One is an event I will actually get to attend. It’s really fun to go and hit the streets and talk to people in person.
Not to mention, I have a digital media workshop for the next two weeks as a part of my master’s program.
Busy B. I’m currently on break scrolling through Tumblr.