Confectionately Yours Series
Are you ready for the new school year, or does it fill you with dread? Find out how Hayley Hicks, the star of the Confectionately Yours series, is preparing for the big day!
Here are my top five fears about going back to school:
- I will accidentally tuck my skirt into my underwear and will walk around like that all day.
- We’ll have a pop quiz on summer reading that counts for 80% of our final grade.
- I will sit in something disgusting on the school bus seat.
- Exploding pen.
- My ex-BFF Artie will find a way to humiliate me . . . again.
It can be hard to walk through the double doors on the first day. But it can be exciting, too. New friends, new classes, new books—and I always love that crinkly sound my notebooks make when I open them for the first time. It sounds like a fresh start . . . which I could definitely use, by the way. Last year, my parents got divorced, my mom lost her job, and my best friend turned on me. It’s time for a reboot. So I’ve brought a couple of freshly baked cupcakes to share with my new friend Meghan at lunch. That way I can be sure that things will start off on a sweet note.
What’s your favorite thing about the new school year? Read the first chapter of Hayley’s true confessions in Confectionately Yours: Taking the Cake!, new this month from author Lisa Papademetriou!
--Vanessa, Scholastic Staffer