Books In the Middle Podcast

The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith

March 30, 2020 Tasha Squires
Books In the Middle Podcast
The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith
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Books In the Middle Podcast
The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith
Mar 30, 2020
Tasha Squires

The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith

When Sam Abernathy was four years old, James Jenkins threw a ball up in the air so high that everyone playing the neighborhood game of SPUD ran really far – so far that Sam took that one extra step before the ball was caught…and fell down a well. A well that put his little Texas town on the map, and led to T-shirts being sold that all said “Pray for Sam,” and resulted in Sam not speaking for quite some time after the whole incident. So he started school a bit later than usual, but he must have been absorbing a lot, because now that he’s supposed to be in sixth grade, he’s just been skipped ahead to 8th grade.Now, starting middle school is a pretty big deal, but to be starting middle school as an 8th grader is crazy, at least that is how Sam feels.

Recommended for grades 6 and up. 


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The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith

When Sam Abernathy was four years old, James Jenkins threw a ball up in the air so high that everyone playing the neighborhood game of SPUD ran really far – so far that Sam took that one extra step before the ball was caught…and fell down a well. A well that put his little Texas town on the map, and led to T-shirts being sold that all said “Pray for Sam,” and resulted in Sam not speaking for quite some time after the whole incident. So he started school a bit later than usual, but he must have been absorbing a lot, because now that he’s supposed to be in sixth grade, he’s just been skipped ahead to 8th grade.Now, starting middle school is a pretty big deal, but to be starting middle school as an 8th grader is crazy, at least that is how Sam feels.

Recommended for grades 6 and up.