Month: April 2015

April 20th

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adolescent fiction / Uncategorized / Young Adult Fiction

In honor of the return of the old(er but wiser) Sophia Green, I have decided to devote this week’s journal entry to a happy recollection of my mother during her illness. Because, you know what? There are good memories. Even when my mother was sick we had good times. Where do you think it was that I learned that happiness is a choice? ***** It was summer (my mother’s last), and it was scorchingly hot. […]

April 13th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

After my father left for the funeral, I wrote everything down. Then, exhausted, I fell back to sleep. I slept all day. In fact, I slept for such a long time that when I finally woke up, the sun had all but disappeared from sight, and the scary shadows that always seem to appear with the late-afternoon sky had already invaded my room. For a moment I was confused and disoriented. Why was I still […]

April 6th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

The most terrible, horrible thing has happened. Elise’s mother is dead. Dead. I can’t believe it. It can’t be true. It can’t be. But it is. My father came into my room this morning after I’d hit the snooze button on my alarm clock for the second time (I always hit it three times every morning) and said that he had something important to tell me. I was kind of confused, because I wasn’t completely awake yet, […]

March 30th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

We celebrated Easter yesterday. Big deal. Usually, I love Easter, but this year I wasn’t into it at all. I guess that I’m still just to obsessed with my past. It’s awful. The bad memories just keep flooding my brain. I try pushing them away, but they’re so anxious to be recollected that they’re practically tripping over one another in some sort of crazy race to see which one of them can reach my consciousness […]

March 23rd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

As I think I mentioned at the beginning of this journal, Passover has always been my favorite Jewish holiday. That’s because my grandparents have a huge Seder dinner, and everybody comes. Family comes (aunts, uncles, and first cousins, and second cousins, and third cousins twice removed), and friends come, and friends of friends come. Over the years, the Seders have gotten so large that my grandmother had to have extra leaves made for the dining room […]

March 16th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

My brother and I spent this past weekend at my aunt’s house. We hadn’t visited in a really long time, so she invited us to spend the night. My father dropped us off at her place on his way to the office on Saturday morning, and we spent the day trailing around after my two older cousins, who doled out attention as they saw fit. Then, we stayed up way too late watching television and […]