At school the day of the hanging, Mik gets a text from Gale that he can't make it to school today because he's sick. Bummer.
she can even text back, she's gagged from behind and shoved in the janitor's
opens her eyes, she gets a text saying "Sha gonna smiley you."
knows that's not as happy as it sounds because a smiley is when you get a cut
from ear to ear.
tells the principal, he instructs her to stay in his office until she gets
picked up from school—that way Shanelle won't bug her anymore.
school, Mik does as she's told, but when she gets to the principal's office,
his secretary tells Mik someone set a cherry bomb off in the toilet so the
principal's dealing with the police.
heads out and notices Shanelle's posse of three has multiplied, and now there
are thirty people hunting her down.
have box cutters and stare at Mik with big, menacing eyes.
grabs Mik and pins her. She complains that Mik stole her man and turned her
crew against her, but Mik doesn't think any of that's true. Just
then, Jimmi shows up. He explains that Shanelle's posse was swarming the woods,
so he helps
Mik get away from Shanelle and then tells her to turn her hearing aids off for
way, she can't hear the screams and loud noises.
as she's told but she feels so dizzy and sick from all the commotion that she