Chapter 1: Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe
• Beth's mother warns her not to fill her head ideas of Philip Hall because it will only effect her school work. Beth tells her mother Philip obviously likes her because he invites her over, but her mother points out he only does that to get her to do her chores.
• As Beth walks with her sister Annie to catch the bus, she sees Philip waving urgently to her, shouting that that the bus is on its way. Beth begins to run, but when she gets there, Philip is laughing; the bus has yet to arrive.
• On the bus Beth and her friend Gordy over hear Philip talking about his birthday party. Beth is happy because she knows as Philip's best friend, she will be one of the first people he invites.
• On the bus back home, when Gordy teases her...
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