Grab your copy fromExcerpt The letter arrived by courier during breakfast. “Go on, Rollie, read it aloud to us.” Mrs. Wilson, his mother, nudged his shoulder. Rollie stared at the letter in his hand, his brown eyes wide with excitement. “Who would send him mail?” Edward, an older brother, snorted. “I don’t even get mail and I have a girlfriend,” Stewart, Edward’s twin, added. “Maybe that’s it!” Edward exclaimed, grinning his lopsided smile. “Got a secret girlfriend, Rollie? I’ll bet it’s Cecily Brighton!” “I wish I’d get a letter,” Lucille, a younger sister, pouted. “Me too!” Daphne, her twin, chimed. “Find a boyfriend and you’ll get mail,” Edward quipped. Stewart slapped a high-five with his twin. The two teens snickered and elbowed each other. “Stop it, boys. Let Rollie read it aloud,” Mrs. Wilson scolded as she brushed Rollie’s sandy-blond hair with her fingers. Rollie cleared a dry throat unnecessarily. In a high voice common to boys of eleven years, Rollie read the letter aloud. When he was finished, the entire Wilson family started talking at once with high-handed opinions, as was their custom. “Whoever heard of the Sherlock Academy?” “Why Tuesday?” “It’s the first of the month.” “I want a letter!” “Me too!” “Get a boyfriend.” Amidst all the banter around the breakfast table, Rollie sat silently regarding his hash browns, the only food he ever ate for breakfast. His middle fluttered with butterflies.
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