It's Six Sentence Sunday, and that means six more sentences from my YA novel, Penance. Lots has gone on since last week's six. Jada makes a new friend on the school bus, a mousy bookworm named Annalee that Jada desperately wants to like her. Annalee talks her into going to the school library (a place Jada has never been in until then) at lunch time and also gets her to check out To Kill a Mockingbird. In chemistry class the next period, Jada's plan is to pretend to read after their quiz in hopes that it will make an impression on Lew Stanton, the nerdy guy she's reluctantly crushing on. But she gets two big surprises: the story grabs her and won't let go, and she's suddenly become a speed reader. Here's the exchange that takes place when Lew asks what part she's on.
“They just found out the hole in the tree is filled with cement.” I stood up and dropped the book into my backpack. “Pretty lousy thing to do if you ask me.”
A slow transformation took place on his face, and I knew he hadn’t believed I was really reading it until then. He was looking at me like he was seeing me for the first time, and my knees actually got weak when he smiled at me. And to think it was all because I finally went in a library.
Yep, libraries are magical places for sure. ;-)
I'll probably do one more week about Penance, then I'll move on to my WIP, Shades of Blue.
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