02-03-2012 02:51 PM
This book I read while in elementary school. My mom also read the book and we quote this one phrase all the time. We have looked for years for it if someone could help I would love to buy this book as a gift for her.
The book is about a boy who has really bad allergies, i believe lung type reactions. he had a really bad reaction to something right when school starts for the year and so had to stay in the hospital and missed the first week or so of school.
When he finally goes to school he finds out that the teacher had told the whole class why he was out. He doesnt like this so asks to be moved to the other class. This is a 'special' class. The students in that class have some reason for not being with the other students.
On the boy's first day there he sits next to a boy and the boy whipers to him, "Do these look like my hands? They aren't my hands! They don't smell like my hands! " That might not be a direct quote but its what my mom and i have said a ton of times.
I think the plot of the book as something to do with a girl who is trying to help him get over fears and takes him to a park where there is alot of things he is allergic to.
I think the title of the book has something to do with air.
If anyone knows I would be eternally grateful! And so would my mom!