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The Saturday Boy by David Fleming. 261 p. Viking Juvenile/ Penguin Group (USA) Inc., June 13, 2013. 9780670785513.
Publisher synopsis: If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that everybody has a weakness—something that can totally ruin their day without fail.
First line: It was a rainy and cold morning and the bus was late and so was Budgie.
Page 56: Mr. Putnam rolled the r the say Señora Cruz likes us to when we're doing Spanish. I couldn't do it right. Either I would roll the r enough or i'd roll it too much and end up spitting on someone by accident. Don't ask me how it happened but it did.
I found this today in one of my Junior Library Guild boxes so I brought it home with me. It intrigued, plus it's a debut.