O. Henry Middle School

April 1st- Author Visit, Andrew Smith!

Author, Andrew Smith, is coming to O. Henry on April 1st at 10am! He is the author of several young adult novels including:100 Sideways MilesWinger, and Stand-Off. He has a new middle grade book coming out March 27th, The Size of the Truth. Buy a copy of his new book by filling out the attached form to get a personalized signed book during his visit. Cash, checks, or credit card are acceptable. We're looking forward to an awesome visit!

Overview of The Size of the Truth
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.