Title: Teen Ecoforce: Rhino Rescue
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
“Hey!” Theodore turned his wide eyes on Tyler. “Do you have your cell phone?”
Tyler frowned at him.
“Oh, yeah.” Theodore looked away.
Tyler was now seeing some benefits to the bogus seizure of his cell phone. At least it was locked away safe in the vice-principal’s office. But his relief was cut short when he reached into his pant’s pocket to check for his iPod.
“What the . . . ,” he said as he turned his pockets inside-out. “Where’s my iPod?” Not having a cell phone was painful enough. But he couldn’t even remember life before his iPod.
He turned circles, not even noticing the mini dust vortex that rose up and swirled around him. Chill, man.. Just chill out, he said to himself. He took a deep breath, got a lungful of dirt as the vortex settled, and started coughing like a mad man.
“You know bringing an iPod with you to school is against the rules,” Theodore scolded.
“We didn’t have school today, geek,” Tyler managed to say, between hacks. “We had the field trip, remember.” For a smart guy Theodore wasn’t that smart.
“It doesn’t matter, the rules count because it was a school-endorsed field trip.
I’m going to tell Ms. Peterson.”
“You piece of crap,” Tyler said, approaching him.
Emotion: Massive Irritation