|A page from Mark's goodbye book. Conrad kind|
of looks like he's strangling Mark, doesn't he?
Conrad brought goody bags for his classmates and Mom was the Secret Reader (the clue that gave her away was that she likes to eat spaghetti and pickles for breakfast; no, she is not expecting).
He will really miss his best friend Nolan. There will be trade-offs with this boat thing, for sure.