OWW, that really hurts! I need to go to the nurse NOW!
Andrew Foreman walked sluggishly into class with his head down in order to avoid eye contact and interaction of any kind with his teacher,Mr. Greenly, but it failed.
Where do you think you are going?!
I am sorry, I have to go now!
For the past ten years Andrew has suffered from extreme sickness and ailments, and due to this he has missed countless days of school and now his parents, friends, even teachers do not believe he is in pain.
Do you think you can make it back to class?
Then he dropped his pencil because he felt a sharp pain go up his thigh and then into his calf. All while this is happening Mr Greenly is asking him a question about the lesson on the board that he had no idea how to solve due to being out of school all the time.
I'm never gonna know algebra and I will always be hurting!
I am now at the top of the class in math! I was even able to correct the teacher!
From the sheer amount of pain he was feeling he had to get out of his seat and run out of class to get to the nurse's office to hopefully get an ambulance to take him to the E.R.
Sadly, the nurse refused to help him in any way due to it being the 6th request to go to the E.R this month and the fact that he is costing if mother a fortune in E.R visits.
Andrew always complained about being hurt or thinking that he is uncap-able of learning the material, but, later on in the book he becomes smarter and he becomes top of the class. So, this illustration represents the theme of the book that you can improve and grow as a person, no matter how much of a lost cause you seem too be.