By Josh Berk
Being a hefty, deaf newcomer virtually makes Will Halpin the least well known man at Coaler excessive. but if he befriends the single man much less well known than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to determine who knocked off the megastar quarterback. Will can’t listen what’s happening, yet he’s an exceptional observer. So, who did it? And why does that man check with his hands? and should the attractive lady ever become aware of him? (Okay, so Will’s attracted to greater than simply homicide . . .)
Those preferring their heroes to be not-so-usual and with an aspect of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.
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Teresa, and Gabby. They hardly acknowledge me, so I return the favor. I have a lot on my mind anyway. Will I survive at the mainstream school? Should I seduce Nurse Weaver to stay out of special ed? I don’t have a proven talent for normal, and it strains the limits of credibility to come up with a scenario that involves seducing Nurse Weaver, the school district RN who did my hearing test. ) Still, it is a fun thought. Nurse Weaver is a cutie. Thinking about seducing her is certainly preferable to imagining doing sexual favors for the person who really holds my future in her hands: Superintendent Sylvia P.
My plan B is to smuggle my food into the bathroom, hole up in a stall, and eat atop the toilet like a smack-shooting junkie. Crap. It seems this will be thwarted by a large, shiny-headed bald man patrolling the perimeter of the cafetorium. Name badge check: Mr. Yankowski, a teacher. Yanky-Wanky seems to take his duty as lunch proctor as a sacred sojourn, prowling around like an attack dog aching to pounce. This goes in my notebook: YANKOWSKI = YANKY-WANKY = LORD SHINY-HEAD OF THE CAF. I really feel like I just need a minute to collect myself, but it’s too crowded to hide out solo in a corner.
And the fat deaf kid in the front, craning his neck and staring? He’s a pretender. By putting so much effort into paying attention to others, is he trying not to think about himself? Will one more slight make him crumble into a pile of dust? What does he want? Who is he hoping he really is? Let’s table these … for later. So what’s happening on this bus? The most interesting stuff is in the back. All the cool kids sit in the back. It is pretty much a directly rising slope of coolness from the front of the bus to the back.