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around repeating it, keep it a secret, okay?) We’re a rebel tribe. We had to form very quickly because there’s this boy, Maxime Charpentier, who is, just…too horrible. He’s an older boy from fifth grade and I never saw anyone so evil at school. He thinks he’s the best and bullies all the littlest kids. Little ones like us, obviously. He chucked a ball at Max the other day and told him WE DON’T PLAY WITH ANYONE WHO DOESN’T HAVE A DAD. My mom says he’s an asshole. She’s right about that. Max’s dad died of cancer—I learned that from Mom too. Mom knows everything and never watches what she says to me. She says he got cancer because he smoked too many cigarettes, and then she turns to look at her boyfriend, and her eyes leak like the sad face of a cartoon character. So, we formed a rebel tribe to destroy Maxime Charpentier. We are united and indestructible. We’re savage. There’s a garden on one side of the courtyard, and behind that, in the bushes, is our base. It’s only been two days, but I’m already totally accustomed to life in the woods. We’re making mud pellets for our pile of ammo to use against our enemy. We’re called the Makelélés. Today, Maxime is playing soccer, as usual, still thinking he’s some sort of king, and I get the urge to blow his head up for all those times he shot the ball at me and my tribe’s heads. It’s time we make use of our ammo, I tell myself—it’s time I prove my bravery to the tribe, I think. So I take a mud pellet. I see Maxime Charpentier with his perfect head, completely round—a head like the kids in ketchup commercials, the head of overly-perfect people who are actually assholes—there he is, in the center of the courtyard, and you know just from seeing him run that he thinks he’s the king of the world, with his ketchup-kid head. I wait for him to stand still. He stands still and his mouth is gaping open, he laughs with all his teeth and his evil smile and BLAM the pellet lands in the middle of his fat face and it’s incredible, it’s like slo-mo when you score

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