by Sue Corbett
Every boy in Wil's family has taken over his small town's paper route on his 12th birthday. With Wil's birthday only a few days away, he's been practicing his paper tosses and learning the route - he can't wait until it's his turn! But on the day of Wil's birthday, the paper announces that it is canceling delivery to the town. Wil decides to take on the paper himself and show how important his town can be. He gets a petition going, foils some carnival thieves, and helps bring in a new business, all while staying out of the way of his annoying neighbor girl. Will Wil succeed? Find out in this great, funny story.