BSC Friends Forever
Kristy's Big News
144 pages; Ages 8-12
It's a bridesmaid surprise!
Kristy's father left her family when she was little. Now, years
later, he's called with some surprising news: He's getting married!
Kristy and her brothers Sam and Charlie must head to California
for the wedding - and to meet their new stepmom. Kristy doesn't
know what to expect. It's been a long time since she's seen her
father. And now she's supposed to be his bridesmaid! What will Kristy
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"What is it?'' I blurted out. I pushed my chair back and stood up. I
couldn't think. My father never, ever calls us. Never. In fact, I've only
seen him a handful of times since he left, including once completely by
chance at a ball game in California.
"Kristy?" my mother said in a gentle voice.
"Go on," Watson said. "Why don't you use the extension in my office?"
I nodded. I turned toward Watson's office, glad to have a little time
to collect myself.
I hesitated a long moment before picking up the phone. This was a clear
sign that I was rattled. Any of my friends will tell you that I do not
I picked up the phone, pressed it to my ear, and said, "Hello?"
"Kristy!" My father's voice boomed over the line as if we were old buddies. "Is that you?"
"Yes," I said. "Uh, hi. How are you?"
"Oh, fine, fine. Better than fine. Excellent, in fact." My father sounded
nervous -- and way too cheerful. What was going on?
Charlie said, "Why are you calling?"
"Well, because I have great news. Everyone's on now, right? -- Sam,
Charlie?" Without waiting for an answer, my father continued, "I wanted
my kids to be the first to know: I'm getting married. To Zoey. That's
her name. She's great."
No one said a word. It was as if the phone connection between California
and Stoneybrook had been cut off.
My father said, "Aren't you going to congratulate me?"
I heard a click. Somehow, I knew it was Charlie, hanging up the phone.