As if there aren’t enough books we can’t wait for, Tristan Strong Keeps Punching has been at the top of that list (in a 3-way tie with The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities and Daughter of the Deep) for some time now. We assume you’re right there with us, so here’s a little taste of what’s to come to tide you over. Enjoy!
It should be physically impossible for the human body to burst into flame. Aren’t there rules against that? I’m pretty sure my Life Science class covered it last year. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m a firm believer that people aren’t meant to be matches.
So that’s why I stared in utter horror at the small silver flame popping out of my knuckles.
“I don’t like that,” I said, my voice sounding faint and distant to my own ears.
That was probably wrong to say. For several reasons. First, I was already trying my best not to lose my temper and attract attention. Our tour guide kept shooting angry looks at our group and shushing us. And we weren’t even being that loud! No more so than anyone else on the tour. Still, I was pretty sure my bursting into flame would get us more than a mean look.