TITLE: The Oddballs: Fully Armed
GENRE: MG - Contemporary Fantasy
Robert's arm is a jerk, Cassidy's leg is lazy, Jan's spine sticks out of her back, and Bethany static shocks everyone around her. Fighting a kingpin of crime probably isn't their best idea.
Robert Drot glared at his left arm. It was the reason he was stuck in his room–the reason he didn’t have any friends–the reason he’d gotten home late. “You got me double detention!”
As always Lefty hung limp while Robert yelled at it.
“First, you fly up for every question. And when Ms. Cross picks us, you drill up my nose with your finger. Then you push off Bethany’s desk and slam me into Skye’s.”
Robert’s arm stayed still, but that did not mean it wasn’t listening.
“And that bathroom thing was disgusting.”
It was, but Robert wasn’t going to talk about that anymore. He just had to hope Gordon Baker didn’t tell anyone. Fat chance of that though–Gordon Baker told everybody everything.
“Robert? Dinner time.” Robert’s mom called from downstairs
Robert wanted to stay in his room, but he knew his mom would fetch him. And she’d sigh again, like she usually did.
His parents must have given up on him being normal. Lefty wrecked everything. It glued his leg to a desk when model building. It yanked down his bathing suit in swim class. It wedgied the ref at a soccer game. In fact, Robert had been kicked out of every club and booted off every team he’d ever joined.
In the dining room, Robert’s parents were already seated. They shared that blank stare they always got when they weren’t sure how he’d behave.