An excerpt in honor of #walktoschoolday

“We should get going,” Sal said, securing the bag’s rusty buckles and slinging it over his shoulder. “First bell’s gonna ring soon, and you don’t want to be late for your first day.”
Sal went down first because he thought Piper looked a bit unsteady in her new shoes. He figured he’d catch her if she slipped on the ladder—or at least cushion her fall. But when he looked up to see how she was doing, Piper clocked him on the forehead with her heel.
“Stop looking up my dress, you cad!” she barked at him. Continue reading