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Hundreds of years ago, Cole Sear's school building housed a courtroom, a prison, and gallows. Occasionally, innocent victims were hanged--some haunt the school still, seeking out the one person who may be able to clear their names. But unraveling history's darkest mystery may lead Cole into a danger no one can protect him from.
"Awjeezma!" was the universal dissent, whined--repeatedly if necessary--at an unreasonable mother who wanted the vacuuming done now-not-next-year or a pile of encrusted dishes washed or the sputtering heater refueled. "Awjeezma! Do I gotta?" "If I have to tell you one more time--" "Awjeezma! Awright! Jeez!" Through the telling of his own madcap childhood, David Benjamin pays homage to the exuberance of countless untamed boys who grew up in Middle America in the 1950s. Whether he's stalking frogs through the bogs of Tomah, Wisconsin, playing four-kid baseball with his bothersome little brother and two favorite cousins, or sneaking into the theater to watch Saturday afternoon Westerns, Benjamin is the kind of little kid who eagerly would have fallen in with the redoubtable Tom Sawyer. His tales--including one about a truly sorry incident with Snappy, the snapping turtle, and another about a run-in with a particularly fiendish squirrel--are by turns hysterically funny, caustic, aggrieved, and movingly sincere. Traversing the nooks and crannies of kidhood, from ballfields to swimming holes, The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked captures a moment in twentieth-century American life, as Benjamin magically recalls the myriad scrapes, intrepid adventures, and wanderlust that once made childhood such an exhilarating enterprise.
Cole Sear, the boy who sees dead people, gets contacted by two missing teenagers, one alive and one dead. He needs information from them in order to help solve other cases of missing teenagers, but they will only help him if he helps them first.
With input from the movie's director/writer, M. Night Shymalan, this book provides exciting insight into the film's mysteries and crafts intriguing secrets of its own. After Cole Sear witnesses a plane crash, the many victims come after him. He must try to put everything right, solve the mystery behind the crash, and help the one survivor -- an eight-year-old girl.
After Cole Sear witnesses a plane crash, the many victims come after him. He must try to put everything right, solve the mystery behind the crash, and help the one survivor -- an eight-year-old girl.
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