The Word Eater
Life is miserable for sixth-grader Lerner Chanse at her new school, where the MPOOE (Most Powerful Ones on Earth) Club ruthlessly rules over the SLUGs (Sorry Losers Under Ground). Then Lerner accidentally discovers that her pet worm Fip eats paper — with startling results. When he eats a word, that item simply disappears from the world, forever. Now that Lerner knows about Fip’s magic, she has some extraordinary powers of her own. Lerner soon discovers that extraordinary power brings extraordinary responsibility.
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