Peter Pays Tribute, by Liana Burnside

Matt Burton is mute, meek, and microphobic. In fact, he hasn’t spoken a single syllable for the past year. He’s under a sworn oath of silence, and he’s determined to stick to it even if it catapults his entire life into chaos. And it might. Matt is about to fail an oral presentation and convince his dad, once and for all, that he’s hopeless. What’s an adolescent hypochondriac to do?