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I came to the book Holes in my elementary school library. It was stuffed into a corner section, on a shelf just above the bean bag back and half covered by a Dr. Suess “Read” poster. The cover of Holes was wrapped in plastic like a small gift that you open by folding one end over into your palm and scanning the contents. I wasn’t looking for curse words just yet, that wouldn’t come until seventh grade when I was kicked out of the lunch table for being too much of something. Too much of a nerd, too much of a girl who didn’t feel like cheerleading. Too much into dissecting a frot and too much into laughing. Too much into not caring how much these things mattered.
I was looking for a book because the Scholastic Book Fair had passed and I spent all of my money on a…
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