Chapter 1: The Best Thing About 20th Avenue South
The best thing about living on 20th Avenue South was everything.
Ruby liked her house. She had lived there since kindergarten. Tomato slugs lived at the bottom of the front steps. A plum tree lived in the backyard. The kitchen smelled like jook
and ice cream.
Ruby liked the rain. It rained often on 20th Avenue South. The rain sprinkled diamonds on spiderwebs and poured silver on the sidewalks. At night the rain was a lullaby of a billion grains of rice falling on the roof.
Ruby liked the sunshine. It was not often sunny on 20th Avenue South, but when it was, all...