Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly thirty-three minutes. He knows this because yesterday his former best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, to his face and with three witnesses nearby, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.”
All that’s standing between Sam and this unfortunate butt-kicking is the last few minutes of social studies and his lunch period. But how did Sam and Morgan end up here? How did this happen just a few months after TAMADE (The Absolutely Most Amazing Day Ever), when they became the greatest Alien Wars video game team in the history of great Alien Wars teams? And once the clock ticks down, will Morgan actually act on his threat?
Told with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and achingly real emotional truth, 33 Minutes shows how even the best of friendships can change forever.
Behind the Book
Behind the Book: 33 Minutes by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Behind the Book with Todd Hasak-Lowy
Author of 33 Minutes
Seventh grade was the worst year of my life. By far. My very best friend since fourth grade (the best friend I ever had up to that point) was steadily turning into just another kid at school. Somehow I couldn’t do a single thing about it. I didn’t like his new friends. In fact, some of them were my enemies.
That year was long and painful. And not even a teeny bit funny.
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