Hello everyone! I am so glad to be able to meet you all and invite you to read my journal. You will find out my life was like in the sixth grade–how my friend Eddo and I solved mysteries; how the new kid Melvin kept bugging me, how my mom and my teacher fell in love, and how all of us lost someone we loved. You will get to read the column Eddo and I wrote for our school newspaper and follow the recipe I gave you for growing something monstrous under your bed. Best of all, after every one of my journal entries, you will get to write your own answer to a question I ask you about your own life. It’s best if you have a trusted grown up in your life answer the questions, too, and then share your answers with each other. You will begin to see how we all had to survive the same things in the sixth grade.