Lu Zimmer's best friend moved away last summer. Salman Page is the new kid in school. Blos Pease takes everything literally. Three kids who are on the fringe of the middle school social order find each other and warily begin to bond, but suddenly things start going wrong. Salman becomes the object of the school bully's torment, and Lu's pregnant mother has some unexpected complications. Is something conspiring against them?
In fact, through no fault of their own, Salman and Lu have become pawns in a game of jealous one-upmanship between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of Faery, with the mischievous Puck trying to keep the peace.
Taken from Titania's mention of a foundling in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , A. C. E. Bauer spins an original tale about magical intervention in the least magical of settings: a public middle school.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|Title of eBook: Come Fall|
|Release Date: 07-27-2010|
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|Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers|
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Rule number one: never be noticed
Salman Page chose a table in the far corner of the Springfalls Junior High cafeteria, next to a mural of brown and purple swirls--ugly, but he'd be harder to see against it. He kept his back to the wall and his head down, letting his shoulder-length hair hide most of his brown face. He wanted to be, to the casual observer, a kid intent on his meal of meat loaf and mashed potatoes. A few kids sat two tables away, not talking much. This part of the cafeteria was for losers. Salman thought that was just fine.
He glanced around once before he unscrewed the silver cap from his juice bottle, wiped it with his napkin, and slid it into his breast pocket. A skinny girl approached. She was midsized with short, light brown hair and a friendly face. Salman concentrated on his mashed potatoes. The kids at the other table must know her.
"Hi," she said.
She was talking to Salman. He raised his head slowly. She smiled and pushed her glasses up her nose.
"Are you Salman Page?"
Who was this kid?
"Salman," he said, emphasizing the L. He wasn't some kind of fish.
"Sorry." She paused. "I'm Lu Zimmer, your designated buddy."
She sat down and placed her lunch bag and a box of chocolate milk on the table.
Salman frowned. Because of a mix-up with his state files, his transfer here for seventh grade didn't happen until two days before school started. No one had assigned him a designated buddy. When Ms. R, his homeroom teacher, had asked him whether he got a...