The boy's search for his identity takes him to Concord, Massachusetts, where he meets a research librarian who rides a Harley. "He pulls up the right sleeve of his green T-shirt to show me the tattoo of a cobra, coiled and ready to strike. Except that it's wearing a pair of black-rimmed glasses just like Thomas's, and above the snake is one word in fancy gothic lettering: Bookworm."
You gotta love cool librarian characters like that! I have a snake tattoo (without glasses) on my arm too but I've never owned a motorcycle and I'm too quiet to be cool.
|My snake tattoo|
Readalikes: Trouble (Gary Schmidt); Tom Finder (Martine Leavitt); and Blink and Caution (Tim Wynne-Jones).