A Book I Loved

 
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From the book Astrid the Unstoppable:

(Astrid is on the phone with her friend Ola.)

“Ola, is that you?” Astrid was whispering. It was best to keep her dad out of it so he wouldn’t have to share any of the guilt.

“Of course it’s me. Why are you whispering?” Ola asked.

Astrid curled herself up even tighter behind the washing machine. “Can you skip school tomorrow and take the boat here?” she asked him quickly.

“Yup,” said Ola.

It certainly was wonderful to have people like Ola, who never think before they do something wrong.