Middle Grade Book Club

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos’ middle grade book club (ages 8-13) will meet next on Saturday, May 11 at 3 PM, as the final book club of the year! We will be reading Andrew Smith's THE SIZE OF THE TRUTH. Come join us to discuss the book and share in some delicious desserts!


A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in this charming novel that is Andrew Smith’s first foray into middle grade storytelling.

When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes.

But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off.

That is, if he can survive eighth grade, and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam’s memory for seven years.

About the Author

Andrew Smith is the author of several novels for young adults, including WINGER, STAND-OFF, 100 SIDEWAYS MILES, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE. He lives in a remote area in the mountains of Southern California with his family, two horses, two dogs, and three cats. He doesn’t watch television, and occupies himself by writing, bumping into things outdoors, and taking ten-mile runs on snowy trails.

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ISBN: 9781534419551
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019