Den ukentlige utfordringen hos Flukten fra virkeligheten: del ett par setninger fra en bok du leser nå på bloggen din.
Dagens smakebiter er fra s. 42-43 og s. 69 i If I Lie av Corrine Jackson. Jeg liker boka veldig godt så langt. Den er velskreven, gjennomtenkt og verkende vond i råheten i følelsene og isolasjonen til Quinn.
And as I stood in the hallway that day, I guessed I would hear the whispers for some time to come.
The office door blurred as my eyes strained with the effort of holding back tears. Not one of my friends had asked for my side of the story. My friends had abandoned me. I wanted to shove a scarlet letter down their throats.
"Call me Hester Prynne," I muttered, twisting the familiar chain of my necklace around my fingers like a talisman. There was no looking back. I entered the office.
Sometimes I think my friends - whose own parents have been deployed for months at a time - are taking their rage out on me. After all, why do they care about what happened between Carey and me? Then I remember how hard our town and its families have struggled to keep it together, and I forgive my friends a little because they don't know the truth.
My mom and I struggled to hold it together too, while my father fought in Iraq. But she betrayed us. She changed our family forever with one selfish act. Now it looks like I've betrayed Carey in the worst way.
Det var forresten veldig gøy å møte så mange bokbloggere i går, skulle bare ønske jeg hadde hatt mer tid til å snakke med flere lengre. :)
Det går en interessant debatt hos Mari om paneldebatten i går, anbefaler å lese både innlegget hennes og kommentarfeltet.