By Robert Cormier
Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother's bedside and learns a relatives secret.
A divorced father discovers that simply love, no longer bribes, can preserve his daughter "his" on Thursdays.
A younger white boy reveals that friendship--and betrayal--can go racial boundaries.
Robert Cormier is one in every of America's so much acclaimed writers for teens. listed below are 9 touching and very own tales, that make sure that those accolades are deserved. every one tale includes a short advent that explains how the tale got here to be, or anything concerning the writing. might be no longer as darkish as a few of Cormier's novels, those stories nonetheless have his classically haunting topics, to be able to be savored via readers of every age.
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Protested Foaly. t even have a ship. I come to work on a quadricycle.? Artemis fought the paranoia until his hands shook, but there seemed to be no other explanation for the arrival of a strange ship at this precise time. re trying to steal my invention. This is just like the time in London when you interfered in the C-Cube deal.? Holly kept her eyes on the skies, but spoke to her human friend. I saved Butler in London.? s whole frame was shaking now. Did you? Or did you turn him against me?? The words he spoke disgusted him, but they seemed to push through his lips like scarab beetles from the mouth of a mummy.
To the casual observer it would seem as though the centaur had inhaled pepper while conducting an imaginary orchestra. It was not attractive, which was why most people tended to stick with hardwired hardware. s exertions ceased suddenly and he rested palms on knees. Okay,? he panted. s pet geek. And secondly, there may be a large unidentified space vehicle headed our way at high speed.? Holly instantly drew her weapon, as though she could gun down a spaceship that was already falling on them. Artemis rushed toward his Ice Cube, arms outstretched maternally, then literally stopped in his tracks as suspicion filled his heart with heat.
Ice,? said Holly. Ice and . .? Snow,? whispered the centaur almost reverentially. Of course. t I . . t it?? Artemis raised his V-gloved hands, and holographic snow rained upon them. Snow,? he said, the blizzard swirling around him. No one would be surprised by snow.? Foaly was on his feet. Magnify,? he ordered. Magnify and enhance.? Artemis tapped a holographic flake, freezing it in midair. With a couple of pinches he enlarged the ersatz flake until its irregularity became clear. It was irregularly regular, a perfect circle.
8 Plus 1 by Robert Cormier