28. A Day at the Library

Claudette's dad didn't let her have a boyfriend. told her that 12-year-olds aren't supposed to have . Claudette always wanted a boyfriend, but didn't want get her dad mad. She would always go the library after school to study and wait her dad to pick her up. One day, boy named Steven decided to go up to and say hi.

"Hello, my name is Steven. 've seen you here before," he said. "Oh, hello. name is Claudette. I always come here to and wait for my dad. I live a far," she said.

Steven asked Claudette if he sit with her, so he didn't have to alone. Claudette said yes. They started studying and talking. Soon they weren't studying at all. They talking about music, books, movies, and what they to do for fun. Steven had to leave Claudette's dad came to pick her up, and asked her if she would be back tomorrow, that they could study together again. Claudette said .

The next day, Steven showed up and saw . He sat down and she smiled at him said hello. They began talking about their classes, what they were learning at school. After they for an hour, Claudette told him she had go look for a book, and if he go with her. Steven agreed, and went to for the book with Claudette.

As they were for the book, Claudette was in one aisle Steven was in another. Claudette took out a and saw Steven was looking at her. She and he told her she was beautiful. She happy he said that, because she really liked . Claudette asked him if he wanted to be boyfriend. Steven said yes. As they were hugging, 's dad came in and saw them. He split up and took Claudette by the hand. He Steven that he wouldn't be able to see again. Steven was sad.