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Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 28



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Unexpected: 11 Mysterious Stories

Story Summary

Norman Ferdnik is a loser. No, not that kind, a real loser. He loses everything - ipods, gym shorts, even his tuba. And that isn't the worst of it. Beef, the school bully, threatens him with a trip to the mysterious abandoned house at the top of the hill if Norman won't write his term paper for him. But the house is anything but empty, in fact it is filled with everything Norman ever lost, including his self respect.