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368 pages, Hardcover
First published June 2, 2015
I was completely in love with Mr. McFadden
"Look," he said. "I recently learned that I'm not allowed to drive students home without notifying the office and obtaining permission from the student's parents... But I;m probably also not supposed to leave students in dark, icy parking lots after hours either. So do you want to break the rules now and confess in the morning?*random awkward nerd who's supposed to be comic relief
"Well," said Tim brightly. "Last year in English, Ms. Kramer told me I had the best reading voice she has ever heard... She made me read aloud from the Odyssey for like, three days straight, then told me I probably have the stamina to record audiobooks if I want. Sounds awesome, right?"*This kind of dialogue
A grin stretched across Charlie's face. He ground the remainder of his cigarette against the diner's brick exterior. "No, Rivers, not just for my college applications.*super-awkward old-school parents who don't understand sh*t.
Mom inhaled sharply and sat on the edge of my bed, much too close. "Honey, you've always been so serious. And you know we are very proud of you.... But last year it's been such a pleasure to watch you blossom."Other Thoughts
I listened to my father climb the stairs and shut himself inside the bathroom. He blew his nose in the most elephantine way poassible. Suddenly, I hate him for things that had never really bothered me. I hated him fro the hours spent in front of the evening news, and for the giant khaki pants he always wore. I hated him for wrinkling his nose at Tess's I ❤ ᴍʏ ᴠᴀɢɪɴᴀ T-shirt, even though I also hated that shirt...