How to Win a Slime War by Mae Respicio
The world has plenty of twelve-year-olds who’ve accomplished amazing things, like: Hoisting 308 pounds in one clean lift. Inventing a braille printer from a Lego set. Making millions of dollars from candy that’s good for your teeth. I wish I could add myself to this list, but I can barely lift a fifty-pound bag of rice, when I play with Legos I usually lose the pieces, and when it comes to candy—especially my favorite kind, with an edible wrapper—I’d rather eat it than sell it. I do have one hobby I’m not bad at: Making slime. I’m stellar at slime challenges. This morning my best friend, Raj, and I are doing one final face-off before my dad and I move from San Jose to Sacramento. It’s our way of saying goodbye.