Month: December 2014

December 22nd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

Christmas is only a few days away! As I’ve already mentioned, even though we’re Jewish, we still celebrate Christmas and Easter. We never put up a tree, but Santa Claus always comes down the chimney and eats the cookies that my brother and I set out for him, and leaves great presents. And, in the Spring, the Easter Bunny always fills our baskets with goodies, and eats the carrots that we set out for him, […]

December 15th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

One of the interesting things about keeping this journal is the ability to go back and read what I was thinking in one moment in time, and recognize that I had it all wrong just a short time later. For instance, I can’t believe that I actually thought – for even a moment – that the reason Elise let me off the hook (the reason that she didn’t force me to give some unsuspecting counselor […]

December 8th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I am so upset. I can’t stop thinking about how awkward things were between Elise and me on Thanksgiving day. It used to be so different. I can remember a time when we saw one another almost every week, and even that wasn’t enough. Even when my mother was sick, we still got together on a regular basis. In fact, there was no one in the whole world – aside from my mother – who […]

December 1st

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

Thanksgiving was really strange this year. Usually, we spend the day at my grandparents’ apartment. But, they’re traveling through China right now. So, instead, we went to my friend Elise’s house for the afternoon. Elise is the first friend I ever had. We’ve know one another since we were in diapers. Our mothers met at the home of a mutual friend when Elise was three months old and I was three months from being born. […]