PublicBookshelf Book Club
Michael E Johnson
Weekly tips on great novels to read.
"In Heaven there is no ugliness, anger, shame, or embarrassment..." MM We were getting used to the long periods that we didn't hear from MM, and that was okay, although we truly missed her and those wonderful views she provided. But we went on with our lives as normal kids would.
Amy and I were now in the tenth grade. I had a growing spurt and was tall for my age, and I loved playing basketball. I wasn't that good, but I loved being on the junior varsity team. Because of my size, I was able to get a lot of rebounds.
Mitch, on the other hand, enjoyed being the manager of the team with his friend, Dave Teeter. Mitch and Dave were in the eighth grade, and I think they enjoyed being around the upper classmen. They made sure that the players had plenty of towels and orange juice during halftime. I enjoyed giving Mitch orders and calling him "water boy." He also played the saxophone in the band and was really talented. Plus, Mitch had the good looks. Looking back, I was jealous of Mitch because as he was getting older he was becoming superior to me in everything. Only my being the oldest gave me an edge.
Amy was cute but by no means a knockout. Everyone assumed that she and I were boyfriend and girlfriend, and although I liked her very much, I didn't feel that we were boyfriend and girlfriend. I tried to convince everyone that I was unattached. Maybe I was just fooling myself.