17-year-olds Sam and Emily see each other for the first time across the church sanctuary while Emily is singing her first and only solo ("I'll be there"). After holding her hair back while she ralphed outside in the parking lot, Sam disappears. Emily can't find him anywhere. She's never been that interested in a boy before, but Sam is special. Sam, meanwhile, has gotten the first haircut of his life, on a whim, and everyone suddenly notices him--since he's as hot as any model.
A WHITE BOXER
The Adult Summer Reading program has ended, and the Foreign Film Series with it. My name is Khan was one of the movies picked for the series, but I hadn't gotten around to seeing it yet. Until this week. I sat down to watch it, with pleasant expectations of a big Bollywood movie, lots of singing and dancing.
At this late date in life, on the other side of a half century, it is really rare for me to stay up late reading a book, especially a children's book. Even rarer to find out it is very late after putting down the book! But that is exactly what happened with Okay for now by Gary D.