TITLE: ALMIGHTY SARA
GENRE: YA Contemporary
It's been more than two hours since I e-mailed God.
I'm on my way to my job in the school cafeteria, biting my nails and starting to worry.
Not even a thunderbolt or a milk-turned-into-cheese miracle to let me know he's listening.
In the hall by my locker, two girls in skinny jeans bump into me, they're so busy yakking about the prom.
Forget about the prom. All I can think about is my e-mail. Maybe I shouldn't have put that part in there about how I'm about to get expelled because Jennifer McDonald stole the answers to the psych quiz and put them in my locker. Never mind that I'm getting detentions for a year.
No help in sight, I slog into the cafeteria and hope it isn't the hell it usually is. A room full of mean kids and a Gestapo dietary supervisor can make any day worse than crossing the Red Sea.
This demeaning job is the only one I could get, but I need it real bad if I want to go to college. My dad's not made of money, you know. I mean, he tells me this every day, so I guess it's true.
"Stop daydreaming, Sara. Put on this hairnet. You're not allowed to get any hair in the food.”
Oh, oh, it's my boss, but look who's talking. It's Ms. I-Taste-The-Food-And-Never-Wash-My-Hands Schroeder.