Synopsis: A fourteen-year-old trying to find her way in the world, Doreen is as much an outcast at school as she is at home. Marginalized by her peers, misunderstood by her parents, and mourning the loss of her older brother who disappeared when she was just a child, Doreen finds solace in her fierce love of music and in her best friend, Ted.
But when her older sister begins dating a bewildering twenty-one-year-old named Matthew, Doreen must confront feelings she never knew she possessed. Forced into adulthood kicking and screaming (not to mention swearing), Doreen ultimately impels her troubled family to forge a new understanding of the world — and, maybe more surprisingly, of one another.
High school is bad enough; it’s worse when you have only one friend in the world and a family that just doesn’t get it.
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
- Post it.
- Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)
All three of them look like jokers with wide smiles and pointy teeth. I half-expected them to pull out their pitchforks and start stabbing.
I look at them, and then I look at J. Crew, who seems to be nodding off and then he just leaves without saying anything and nobody seems to notice, and then I think about where Ted is, and then I think about how I wish Matthew were here, and then I think about how stupid they are and how stupid Tracey is, and then I think about how they’d laugh at me even more if they saw my slightly white-trashy aunt and uncle, and then I want to show them Henry’s postcard like it’s a bright hot light the will blind them for good. But I don’t.
*The Friday 56 is a Weekly Meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.