Many things change.
Many stay the same.
Middle school kids, especially those in 6th grade, still sweat over remembering where their classes are and one searing question keeps them awake at night:
"Will I be able to open my locker?"
Can you remember the worries you had the night before the first day of middle school (or Junior High, depending on your age)?
Will I fit in?
Who will I eat with at lunch?
Will I have any friends in my classes?
Are my clothes good enough?
Emotions can get a guy in trouble in middle school ... if he can't control himself when he's angry ...
Jase couldn’t see or hear clearly. The kids in the hall were a blur of faces and backpacks. None of the voices were familiar. They were just a mix of sounds that didn’t matter. He didn’t recognize anyone, and he didn’t care. Rounding the corner, he ran smack into Ashley.
"Watch where you’re going, Ashley! Get out of my way!”
She stared, wide-eyed at the boy that looked like Jase Freeman but certainly didn’t act like him.
Without apology, he stepped around her.
All of these stupid kids. They think life is hard. They have no clue.
He pushed his way into class. He grabbed his chair and slung it away from the desk. He sat but not still. He wanted to crawl out of his own skin. He felt his heart beating behind his eyes—boom, boom-boom, boom, boom-boom!
Jase Freeman, from The Wish I Wished Last Night, has another story worth your time. Battle Buddies, book 2 in The Crumberry Chronicles series, will release September 4th.
I think you should read both books before giving them to your kids to read. You should always know what your kids are putting into their impressionable brains. Words, spoken, sung, and written are powerful.
Jase Freeman knows what trouble comes around when a middle school kid doesn't control his anger.
Wouldn't you like to find out, too?
The Wish I Wished Last Night, available now. Look for Battle Buddies September 4th, 2018!