Month: September 2014

September 29th

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Young Adult Fiction

  It’s all so bizarre. How often does a person get the opportunity to see herself from the outside? Even if I had tried to think about myself in that way – in terms of how others see me – I would have gotten it totally wrong. If someone had asked me a few months ago how I thought my classmates might describe me, I would have said that, to those who don’t know me […]

September 22nd

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Young Adult Fiction

The trouble all started because of my good friend, Ellen. Well, that’s not completely true. She didn’t really start it; my mother’s dying started it. But the epiphany that I had – the revelation that has forever changed the way that I look at my life – happened as a result of something Ellen said. Or, rather, something she wrote. I love that word: epiphany. It’s so much grander than plain old realization or discovery. […]

September 15th

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Young Adult Fiction

    My mother is dead. So what? My heart hurts, but it hasn’t stopped beating – my mom’s did. I’m still alive. I know this because the alarm clock still goes off every morning. I still go to school. I still read books. I still talk to my friends on the phone. Sure, my soul aches. But I can’t let that keep me from functioning like a normal human being. I can’t walk around […]