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Slice of Life Story Challenge.
It runs everyday through the end of March.
I'm watching students walk across the back side of campus after lunch and greeting them at the door as they get to our room when Mariangel and a friend arrive arguing.
"Does she die? Tell me!" Mariangel demands.
"No, " replies the boy.
"Tris dies doesn't she? Who dies? Someone dies?
"Well..." he stammers.
"Why won't anyone tell me the end!?" Mariangel grins at me.
"Don't tell her!" I have to chime in. "It's a great ending Mariangel, you'll get there." No spoilers, I'm thinking. Mariangel laughs and walks into our classroom, clutching books and notebooks, ready to read. The boy remains at the bottom of the stairs. Black hair, glasses, backpack plus books and notebooks in hand, a red and white striped shirt, earnest, I think.
He looks up at me and said, "You read books?"
"Indeed, I do."
I think that surprised him. We had a short in-between-classes sort of conversation about the Divergent trilogy and then he asked if I'd read Legend.
"By Lu?" I replied describing the circular gold icon on the cover. "I haven't read it yet, but you're the second person this week to mention it. Maybe I should."
"It's a series too, Miss. You'd like it," he said. "It has a good ending." He hustled away to class.
I have a feeling I'll be seeing more of that reader. Love those close encounters of the reading kind.
Mariangel is our class Slicer today at 31students. My students usually post late, after dinner and homework. Feel free to stop by though and share a little encouragement.