By Samantha Mackintosh
Lula chicken is beautiful, humorous and dreading her birthday since you cannot flip sixteen if you have got by no means been kissed . . . so why does each boy in Hambledon run a mile the second one she bats her eyelids? in point of fact, they worry for his or her lives. hearsay has it Lula's been jinxed! And it isn't as though that is her basically challenge: Lula thinks she has a stalker, her dad retains sneaking out at evening with a lady's purse, and a mysterious robbery is threatening to carry town to its knees. . . . With merely five days to move until her birthday, can Lula get the fellow, resolve the crime and jilt the jinx for good?
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There was no way a person could undergo such humiliation and still be breathing. Oh, who had I been kidding all this time? Ben Latter didn’t even know me. And thank frik for that. I tried not to think about how just one look at him made me feel like a pile of mushy peas. Maybe I am jinxed, I thought to myself. Maybe some of Grandma Bird’s crazy magic has messed me up somehow. Alex’s voice came into my head. Focus, girl. Okay. Maybe, just maybe, if I could somehow land my first kiss, then everything else would fall into place.
I should have been vigilant. Vigilant. ’ she now chirped to the mob at large. ’ ‘Hi, Mrs Bird,’ replied the biggest and the blondest. ) ‘We’re doing extra graft for the Science Fair. Which we’d like kept quiet,’ he added with undue emphasis, looking at me pointedly. I nodded obediently, snatched another look at him and ducked my head in horror. Oh no! Frikfrikkery frikly frik! It’s him! It’s Ben Latter! My first and only real crush. I squeezed my eyes shut so tightly that black dots speckled my vision.
Pause. ’ Even from my first-storey height I could see Mum’s teeth grinding. She shoved at the gate with her right elbow, bags crashing and slithering in her hold. Her mutters grew louder and I was about to offer dinner services to save us all from the fallout – in return for a lift to Arns’s later, of course – when the old soak spoke. ‘You’re letting your mother make dinner? ’ ‘Huh,’ I said over my shoulder, fumbling with the window latch. ‘You think you feel terrible now . . ’ I waved at Mr Kadinski staggering out of the Setting Sun opposite our house.