I recently attended a book club for middle school students while at my school library internship. We discussed Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick. In the book, when Steven struggles with the fact that his little brother has cancer, his guidance counselor asks him to describe the universe in one word. He says "unfair."
  1. Here's what my students said when I asked them to describe the universe in just one word:
  2. Continuous
  3. Chaotic
  4. Questions
  5. Unpredictable
  6. Absurd
  7. Magical
  8. Uncertain
  9. Fateful
  10. Luck