Ruby Electric : For twelve-year-old Ruby, movies are better than real life. And the ones she writes are the best of all. Those stories work out. The dads in her movies always show up when they say they will. The mums don't hold onto secrets. The little brothers don't curl up with sorrow over some missing stuffed animal. All right, so it's Ruby's fault he's missing . . . But the terrible red-painted graffiti on the concrete riverbanks - is that her fault, too? She's blamed for it. And here she is on a chain gang with two stupid classmates - the Dumb and Dumber of Hayes Middle School - doing community service to make up for it. If she were writing the script, the set up would be intriguing, the middle exciting and the ending a complete and happy surprise. She even has seven pages ready for Spielberg. But then, real life keeps interrupting . . .
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