By Steve Brezenoff
Fourteen-year-old Ben Summers has begun seeing issues. while he strikes right into a enormous urban house together with his dad and older brother, Ben meets a tender neighbor who retains disappearing. whilst he eventually follows her, she leads him into hazard!
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Dad was busy introducing himself to the neighbors, and Forrest met a few kids his age who were hanging around before the church lunch. Ben wandered down the hallways alone, looking at the pictures hanging along the walls. He was homesick for Montville, and for all his old friends. 30 31 Something in one of the pictures caught his eye. Hmm, he thought, looking hard at the photo. That girl looks like Kaya. ” Dad said as he joined Ben. Ben pointed at the photo. ” “Then I guess her family must go to our church,” replied Dad.
She waved to him, and Ben thought she wanted him to come down and follow her into the old building. ” asked Ben. ” Kaya nodded to him, then she turned and disappeared through the door. I have to follow her! Ben said to himself. I have to know what she’s doing in that old building. She can’t be friends with those guys. They must be trying to hurt her! Ben threw on a pair of jeans and a shirt and started for his bedroom door, but as he opened it, he noticed the light was still on in the living room.
The boys were close behind him, so Ben pushed a garbage can over as he ran out of the alley. He heard it fall, and then heard the older boys banging into it. They yelled, and cursed at him, but Ben had escaped. ” Forrest said when Ben came into the apartment, panting and sweaty. “Um, nowhere,” Ben said. ” Forrest asked, raising his eyebrows. ” asked Ben, trying to change the subject. “I was hungry,” said Forrest, “and I heard some banging outside in the alley. ” “Uh, I met some kids and played some basketball,” Ben said.
Alley of Shadows by Steve Brezenoff