Harry, a boy growing up in a poor inner-city environment just started a preppy private school. Harry was a bit over weight, couldn't afford the nicest clothes and had a name that everyone made fun of. Harry didn't have many friends or support but he would also turn to his best friend for help. Harry hated school besides his favorite class math. One day his favorite class became his least favorite. This was after the schools biggest bully began to make fun of him. This caused Harry to begin to do poorly in math but also hate every aspect of school. When life seemed grim he turned to his best friend for advice. His best friend told him to challenge the bully to a math contest. The math contest was 25 questions, first one to thirteen one. The score was all tied up and one student was able to pull out a victory.
This story was crafted with humor that made the story enjoyable, fun and makes the reader want to read on and on. This was one of my favorite short stories as there was never a dull moment. Even if there was a lull in the story a new exciting twist would come into play and make me want to read more. I've never read a story that was so humorous but also had all the qualities of a great story until I read this! Every part of the story was filled with enlightening description that painted a picture in my mind of the scene.
If you want a great story filled with humor, description and filled with valuable lessons Lucas Lisman's short story if for you!
Review by Owen Johnson