Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements/Islay Storm - Part 1

When you distill meanness down into a glass, what do you get? We’re discussing Things not Seen by Andrew Clements, a classic from Michael’s youth.

  • Michael tells only some of the listeners to go suck an egg. That’s not you.

  • Ethan quotes Hezekiah 16:4.

  • Michael makes an Alzabo Soup transition.

  • Michael confesses, he hasn’t finished this book.

  • Ethan whispers secrets, while Michael goes to get books.

  • How many horrible ways can Ethan mispronounce “Sophocles”?

  • They talk about a stack of other books.

  • Ethan offends Andrew Clements.

  • This is what Ethan was trying to pronounce.

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