mess up his chances of getting to take his summer trip. As the big test gets closer, Christian decides to overcome his fear of fractions and goes to afterschool math tutoring every day for two weeks straight. Each night after dinner, instead of watching TV or playing PS2 with his brother, he hits the books.
When test day arrives, Christian feels ready. He's sitting in class with his sharpened No. 2 pencil, waiting for the teacher to pass back the test, when he notices Jessica, who sits next to him, scribbling down numbers on a small piece of paper. She's making a cheat sheet! Jessica slips the sheet into her pocket. During the whole exam, Christian sees that she keeps looking at it for answers…and the teacher never notices!
At the end of the period, Jessica hands in her test and walks out of the classroom, totally getting away with everything. Christian feels he did okay on the test, but knows Jessica will probably get a better grade than him. "It's not fair!" he thinks to himself as he leaves the classroom without saying a word to the teacher.