Fear Nothing

By: Jessie Draper, Grade 8
Hawthorn Middle School South

You’ve heard of food allergies, medicine allergies, and maybe even allergies to grass. But have you ever heard of being allergic to light? This condition is called XP and is very rare. Christopher has had this condition since he was a boy. He is considered creepy and is often called “night crawler” by his neighbors. His mother had been dead for a long time and his father died in the beginning of the book from cancer. Christopher’s only companions were his dog, Orson, and two long-term friends- Sasha and Bobby.


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You're Never Too Old for Trick-or-Treating

by Michelle Ennis, grade 8
Hawthorn Middle School South

"TRICK-OR-TREAT!", you hear all of the little kids say. You're all dressed up for Halloween and you're going trick-or-treating. But you only see little kids younger than you. You think you're too old for trick-or treating. You promise yourself to never go trick-or-treating again.

Sound familiar?

If you don't feel comfortable being the only older kid, than get a friend to come with you. If your friends won't, than take a younger sibling or a neibor thats younger than you for an excuse to go trick-or-treating.


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