‘Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven’ (KJ): “I can’t afford to screw this up”


'Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven' by Reina Hardy

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Type: Comedic

Character: KJ, a 14-year old computer geek

Gender: Male

Age Range: Teens

Summary: KJ “apologizes” to Annie for playing a prank on her dad.

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KJ: Listen- about what happened last night- The whole thing was kind of weird, and I wanted to make sure you’re not- not angry or anything.

All that stuff I said about your father- It wasn’t even my idea. It was Pete’s idea, and. ..you know. This is a new town. This is my chance to make friends.

I think we’re a lot alike. You’re super smart. I’m super smart. We’re both huge geeks and kinda weird-

So I just want you to know, if in the future, we’re at school and we run into each other, and I don’t say anything- it’s not because I don’t like you. I definitely like you. I’ve never met anyone like you.

It’s just that. I can’t afford to screw this up. I might never get another chance to be like- one of the normal kids.

So. No hard feelings, right? I hope you understand.

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