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By Robert Cormier

Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother's bedside and learns a kin secret.

A divorced father discovers that merely love, now not bribes, can retain his daughter "his" on Thursdays.

A younger white boy unearths that friendship--and betrayal--can pass racial boundaries.

Robert Cormier is one among America's such a lot acclaimed writers for teens. listed here are 9 touching and very own tales, that verify that those accolades are deserved. each one tale contains a short creation that explains how the tale got here to be, or anything in regards to the writing. maybe now not as darkish as a few of Cormier's novels, those stories nonetheless have his classically haunting subject matters, with a view to be savored by way of readers of every age.

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Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother's bedside and learns a kin secret.

A divorced father discovers that in simple terms love, no longer bribes, can preserve his daughter "his" on Thursdays.

A younger white boy unearths that friendship--and betrayal--can go racial boundaries.

Robert Cormier is one among America's so much acclaimed writers for teens. listed here are 9 touching and very own tales, that make certain that those accolades are deserved. each one tale includes a short creation that explains how the tale got here to be, or whatever in regards to the writing. maybe now not as darkish as a few of Cormier's novels, those stories nonetheless have his classically haunting subject matters, in order to be savored by means of readers of every age.

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Soups and tacos,” Styx said. ” “And some talk about Tiger Moran’s hideout,” I said. “Now what we’re supposed to do is to get all excited about maybe finding the hideout or something and then we volunteer to dance with The Selects. ” Styx asked. “With weaker minds it probably would,” I said. Okay, so it’s Tuesday and it looks like it’s going to rain but it don’t. The Mouse, ever cool, turns on the sound box to check out the weather. Everything is supposed to clear up. The mother person knocks on the door, sticks her head in, and announces that she’s ready to leave for work.

Wait a minute. ” “I lived a good life,” I said. “But now my time has come. ” Beverly’s two cents. “I have lived a good life,” I went on. ” “If you killed anybody or robbed a bank or 45 something, you could go to the other place,” Ceil said. “It’s right that I’m laying here dying on the street,” I said, ignoring her. “Because these streets have been my home ever since I ran away from the orphanage. ” “Hey, you got a cool dying speech,” Beverly leaned over and looked down at me. ” Mrs. Roosevelt, a short, fat woman with glasses that sat on the end of her nose, looked down at me.

I asked. “We’re just out taking a walk,” Ceil said. ” Okay, I’ve got butterflies in my stomach and they’re trying to get out in the worst way and these three chicklets are walking me around the neighborhood. I figure Beverly is sorry for what she’s done and they’re trying to figure a way to save me. We walked down to 119th Street past a steel-drum band and a guy dressed like an Arab 60 selling incense and oils. Sheri let the guy put some oil on her wrist, sniffed at it, and said she might buy some the next time she saw him.

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