The Summer Before (My Years In Middle School)

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This is Book No. 1 entitled "The Summer Before" in the 6 part series "My Years In Middle School". Follow the adventures of Nancy Jane and her two best friends Helen Schunter and Karen Stamm as they experience school, boys, bullying, getting even, dealing with Nancy Janes' nemesis Lois Talker and more.

Other titles in this series include:
* Book #2 – “Is This Love?”
* Book #3 – “Scanner In My Neighborhood”
* Book #4 – “Summertime Memories”
* Book #5 – “Girl's Revenge”
* Book #6 – “Lookout High School, Here We Come!”

Following is an excerpt from Book #1 "The Summer Before".

"AAAAGGGGHHHH!" I could hear my mother screaming from the direction of the living room as I lay in my bed half asleep. "Who would do such a thing!" she continued to scream. I went from my half asleep stupor to wide awake almost instantly. I sprang out of my bed and ran into the hallway heading towards the living room and the direction of all of the noise and commotion.

When I arrived in the living room there was my mother standing in the open front door to our modest house, with her hands on her hips as she looked intensely out the wide open doorway towards the street in front our house. I was taken back for a moment because from my vantage point where I was at to the back and left of Mom, her silhouette made her look like some crazy women out of one of those action adventure horror movies. I proceeded cautiously and moved in alongside my Mother so that I could see out the front door to see what all the excitement was myself.

Mom's screaming had quieted to her more normal low rumbling tone as she continued, "I just can't believe it! Who would do such a terrible thing." About that time I got a good look myself.

"WHOA!" I roared and then burst out into spontaneous laughter. There it was. The object of all of the early morning excitement was right there in front of my eyes. And what a sight it was. Mom's mini-van had been egged right there in front of our house. The poor thing looked like it was a bull’s eye at a shooting range. I just could not keep myself from laughing.

And laughing was the wrong fuel for Mom's fire at that time.

"What are you laughing about? It's not funny!" Mom's rumblings began to elevate into a little bit louder roar. "If you think it's so funny.... I'll show you what's funny... you get your butt dressed and out there and you get that egg off of my car! Yes I'll show you what's funny!" Mom shouted out as she turned and walked towards the kitchen.

"Now where is my phone?" Mom muttered as she entered the kitchen, "Where is that thing when I need it? I'm going to call the cops and report this! I won't stand for this, I won't stand for this type of crap at all. I'm going to call the cops and we're going to catch them. Oh there it is."

As I made my way back to my room to get some clothes on before I went out to clean up the mess I could hear Mom on the phone talking to the police. I was not looking forward to cleaning all of that gooey sticky egg yuck off of Mom's mini-van.

I thought to myself, “Why did I have to do it? Why couldn't my older brother Tommy do it? But then Tommy was never home much anymore anyway.”

Tommy got a "new" car last Spring when he had graduated from high school. By "new" I mean new to him. It was four or five years old but it was the car of his dreams so it was "new" to him. Since he was headed off to college at the end of the week he had not been around the house much the past few days. He was out joy riding with his old high school buddies saying "I won't see them for a long time after I go to college so I gotta spend time with them now." Such a life, I couldn't wait until I had my own car....

"QUICK! GET OUT HERE!" Mom was screaming again. "GET OUT HERE RIGHT NOW! WE’VE GOT TO GET GOING!"

I could tell from the tone in Mom's voice..

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About the Author:

Rozie Manton (1959-Present) was born in Englewood, Colorado, to Italian immigrant parents. In 1977 Rozie relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and has been living there ever since.

In 1981 she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in English, receiving her Masters Degree in English in 1983.

As a youth she was known as the "Logan Street Bookworm" because of her extreme love for books and reading.

Rozie is extremely creative and artistic. She enjoys observing and interacting with the children in her neighborhood whom she uses as inspiration and story lines for her writings.

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 46 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.1in.This is Book No. 1 entitled The Summer Before in the 6 part series My Years In Middle School. Follow the adventures of Nancy Jane and her two best friends Helen Schunter and Karen Stamm as they experience school, boys, bullying, getting even, dealing with Nancy Janes nemesis Lois Talker and more. Other titles in this series include: Book 2 Is This Love Book 3 Scanner In My Neighborhood Book 4 Summertime Memories Book 5 Girls Revenge Book 6 Lookout High School, Here We Come! Following is an excerpt from Book 1 The Summer Before. AAAAGGGGHHHH! I could hear my mother screaming from the direction of the living room as I lay in my bed half asleep. Who would do such a thing! she continued to scream. I went from my half asleep stupor to wide awake almost instantly. I sprang out of my bed and ran into the hallway heading towards the living room and the direction of all of the noise and commotion. When I arrived in the living room there was my mother standing in the open front door to our modest house, with her hands on her hips as she looked intensely out the wide open doorway towards the street in front our house. I was taken back for a moment because from my vantage point where I was at to the back and left of Mom, her silhouette made her look like some crazy women out of one of those action adventure horror movies. I proceeded cautiously and moved in alongside my Mother so that I could see out the front door to see what all the excitement was myself. Moms screaming had quieted to her more normal low rumbling tone as she continued, I just cant believe it! Who would do such a terrible thing. About that time I got a good look myself. WHOA! I roared and then burst out into spontaneous laughter. There it was. The object of all of the early morning excitement was right there in front of my eyes. And what a sight it was. Moms mini-van had been egged right there in front of our house. The poor thing looked like it was a bulls eye at a shooting range. I just could not keep myself from laughing. And laughing was the wrong fuel for Moms fire at that time. What are you laughing about Its not funny! Moms rumblings began to elevate into a little bit louder roar. If you think its so funny. . . . Ill show you whats funny. . . you get your butt dressed and out there and you get that egg off of my car! Yes Ill show you whats funny! Mom shouted out as she turned and walked towards the kitchen. Now where is my phone Mom muttered as she entered the kitchen, Where is that thing when I need it Im going to call the cops and report this! I wont stand for this, I wont stand for this type of crap at all. Im going to call the cops and were going to catch them. Oh there it is. As I made my way back to my room to get some clothes on before I went out to clean up the mess I could hear Mom on the phone talking to the police. I was not looking forward to cleaning all of that gooey sticky egg yuck off of Moms mini-van. I thought to myself, Why did I have to do it Why couldnt my older brother Tommy do it But then Tommy was never home much anymore anyway. Tommy got a new car last Spring when he had graduated from high school. By new I mean new to him. It was four or five years old but it was the car of his dreams so it was new to him. Since he was headed off to college at the end of the week he had not been around the house much the past few days. He was out joy riding with his old high school buddies saying I wont see them for a long time after I go to college so I gotta spend time with them now. Such a life, I couldnt wait until I had my own car. . . . QUICK! GET OUT HERE! Mom was screaming again. GET OUT HERE RIGHT NOW! WEVE GOT TO GET GOING! I could tell from the tone in Moms voice. . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781492899365

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