This is Book No. 6 entitled "Lookout High School Here We Come!" in the 6 part series "My Years in Middle School". Follow the adventures of Nancy Jane and her two best friends Helen Schunter and Karen Stamm as they experience school, boys, bullying, getting even, dealing with Nancy Janes' nemesis Lois Talker and more.Other titles in this series include:
* Book #1 - The Summer Before
* Book #2 - Is This Love?
* Book #3 - Scanner In My Neighborhood
* Book #4 - Summertime Memories
* Book #5 - Girl's Revenge Following is an excerpt from Book #6 "Lookout High School Here We Come!". "Wow!" I thought to myself as I rode home from Eighth Grade graduation with my Mom and my brother Tommy, in Mom's mini-van. "I thought for sure there was going to be a fist fight or a riot when Gordon showed up at graduation. Especially since he had been told not to come to the graduation. I wish he could have experienced the graduation himself. It's too bad Mr. Muscleman had to take him out of the gymnasium as soon as he got there. I guess that's why he wasn't invited. Maybe if he had......" "Hey you two!" my Mom interrupted my thoughts. "How about a pizookie over at TJ's Diner? I think we could all use a treat right now. Besides we need to celebrate Nancy Jane's accomplishment too." "Yeah," Tommy said as he turned his head from the front seat of the mini-van to peer back where I was sitting, "we need to celebrate that Nancy Jane will never ever have to go back to Middle School. I don't think this family can handle any more drama from that group of drama kings and drama queens that were in your class at Middle School." "You're real funny Tommy!" I said sarcastically. "But you're not very smart. All of those so called drama kings and drama queens will be going right along with me to High School next year. So who knows what will happen next year." "Oh yeah!" Tommy replied. "Things will probably get worse. We'd better hire a body guard, or get a security system for the house.... or MOVE! That's it we should move to some place where nobody knows you!" "TOMMY!" I yelled from the back seat as I threw the sweatshirt jacket that had been beside me on the seat forward towards my brother. "KIDS!" my Mom almost screamed. "ENOUGH! Just quit it! We've all been through a lot this past year with the name calling and the bullying and the threatening phone calls. We all need to just take a big deep breath and then get on with our summer. High School will be a whole new experience for everyone. So both of you take a chill pill and relax. Now I'm looking forward to my delicious pizookie from TJ's." "You're right Mom," I responded, "what will be, will be." ******** While my Mom, Tommy, and I enjoyed the warm pizookies at TJ's Diner we began to make plans for the summer that lay ahead of us. Jack, my Mom's boyfriend, had been in Los Angeles on a business trip that he could not get out of. Otherwise he would have been at my Eighth Grade graduation because he loved me like his own daughter. Unfortunately some foreign investors could only meet with Jack and his boss today in Los Angeles, but the good news in all of this was that Jack arrived at TJ's Diner about the time our pizookies were brought to us. I wondered why my Mom ordered the large one. I guess she knew she would be having a guest to share it with her. As we talked about our summer the drama and excitement that had happened during my Middle School Years seemed to be moving more and more to the past. What was getting my attention now was the talk about a nice long road trip to Utah. I had never been to Utah before. I'd been to Los Angeles a few times but never anywhere else... but Utah? Weren't there a lot of Mormons there? "I have to be in Salt Lake City the last weekend of July," Jack continued to go over...