By Courtney Summers
Excellent Parker Fadley isn’t so ideal anymore. She’s surrender the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her ideal boyfriend, and she’s failing institution. Her mom and dad are on a continuing suicide watch and her counselors imagine she’s enjoying games…but what they don’t comprehend, the genuine reason behind this complete mess, isn’t whatever she will say out loud. It isn’t even anything she will be able to say to herself. A terrible factor has occurred and it simply can be her fault. If she will be able to simply eliminate herself from all people - be completely by myself - then every thing may be okay...The challenge is, not anyone will enable her.
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Then he brings his hands to his mouth in mock horror. “Oops, forgot. You’re not allowed off grounds for lunch anymore! ” I roll my eyes. ” He says something else, but I don’t hear it because I’m gone. I drop my things at my locker and search out a spot in school that isn’t around people, but there are none and that’s when I notice that the halls are way too crowded. There are bodies everywhere. At first I do okay. I hover by the drinking fountain and try to look like I’ve got somewhere to be. Then I start hearing this sound, like this sighing, no—not sighing.
Okay, that’s not true. I’m kind of in the mood for it because it is vaguely intriguing. I have clearly charmed the guy out of his mind. ” I nudge him aside. I think Grey knows I’m hungover. She gave me this extralong look when we passed in the hall earlier, and that’s never good. I grab my history books and slam my locker shut, which makes the bad headache I’m nursing worse. Like that, my vague state of intrigue fades. ” He turns red and cringes. “I mean, I don’t want into your pants. And I didn’t.
The bell has rung, the halls are filtering out and when I spot him, this new kid, he’s doing that confused stumble around the halls that makes it painfully obvious he has no idea where he is. He’s got brown hair that sort of hangs into his brown eyes and I stare at him when I pass, because new kids generally can’t handle eye contact and I find that amusing. He looks about eighteen and I bet his parents are assholes to do whatever it is they did that he had to transfer in the middle of senior year.
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
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