By Kevin Brockmeier
At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is able to turn into a distinct individual: no longer the boy he has continuously been--the person who cries too simply and laughs too simply, who lives in an otherland of glowing daydreams and imaginary catastrophes--but another individual altogether.
Over the process one university year--seventh grade--he units out looking for himself. alongside the best way, he occurs into his first kiss at a church celebration, struggles to appreciate why his previous buddies tease him on the lunch desk, turns into the debate of the total institution because of his Halloween dress, and booby-traps his lunch to discourage a thief.
With a similar deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision which are the hallmarks of his fiction, the acclaimed novelist now explores the dream of his personal previous and recovers the individual he used to be.
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He let me finish. But as soon as I raised my eyes, which betrayed my secret desire to hear what he had to say, he regained his composure and delivered the blow he had meticulously prepared before I’d even gotten there: “That’s what you say. But my men tell me otherwise. . ” He was lying on his side, leaning on his elbow, casually fiddling with a twig he had in his mouth. He raised his eyes and looked straight out at the other tents in a semicircle around his own, where his troops had settled in to watch our conversation.
The mangrove roots created a barrier all around it, and it seemed to provide the best hiding place. On all fours, then crawling and wriggling, I managed to make my way inside the hollow. I carefully unfolded the big plastic sheet that had been tucked within my boot since my escape. My socks were full of water, as was the plastic. I shook it out without thinking and frightened myself with the noise it made. I stopped everything and held my breath, alert to the slightest movement. The forest was already waking, the buzzing of insects getting louder.
He grabbed my bag and emptied it on the ground, poking through things he knew were precious to me with the toe of his boot. He laughed and crushed them in the mud with his heel, then forced me to pick them up and put them back in my bag. I was on my knees when I saw the flash of a metal object in his hands. That is when I heard the clank of the chain, and I leaped up to face him. The young girl had stayed there beside me, holding me firmly by the arm and pushing me forward to walk. The guy who was laughing motioned to her to leave.