søndag 9. desember 2012
Ukens smakebit: Ordinary Magic
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Dagens smakebit er fra s. 12-13 i Ordinary Magic av Caitlen Rubino-Bradway. Den valgte scenen er det store vendepunktet helt i begynnelsen av boka som leder til alle endringene i livet til Abby.
Mr. Graidy glared at me and pointed to the benches. "Sit," he commanded. I didn't, I couldn't (something was wrong), but Mr. Graidy immediately turned away and ordered the apprentice, "Please go to the reception area and get the girl's parents."
I heard Mom coming down the hall well before she charged through the door, questions pouring out of her. "What's wrong? Are you okay? You didn't blow up nything, did you? What happened? Are you hurt? You don't look hurt. What happened?" she snapped at the mages. Two jumped back and the one I had crashed into burst into tears.
Dad, on the other hand, strolled in with a cup of lemonade and a sugar cookie.
Mr. Graidy cleared his throat again. "No one was hurt." He paused for a moment. "Mr. Hale, Mrs. Hale. I fear I have some unfortunate tidings. It pains me to have to tell this to anyone, let alone to a distinguished couple such as yourselves, whom I have always regarded as pillars of our fine commu--"
"Get to the point," Mom exploded.
"She's an ord."
"Beg your pardon?" Dad asked. Only Dad could sound totally relaxed and totally serious at the same time, while eating a cookie.
"She didn't even make it past the first stage," said Mr. Graidy. "She has nothing. She is nothing. She's an ord."