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The Size of the Truth

Sam Abernathy Books
Narrated by: Ramón de Ocampo
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in this charming novel that is Andrew Smith’s first foray into middle-grade storytelling.

When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes.

But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an 11-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off.

That is, if he can survive eighth grade and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam’s memory for seven years.

©2019 Andrew Smith (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Sam (excuse me) Abernathy is the greatest

I am never (excuse me) disappointed in an Andrew Smith novel- even if he has to take all the swear words out.This is a great addition to the Winger series/world that I fell in love with years ago and push to every student I know.