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372 pages, Hardcover
First published December 1, 2009
[Daniel] shifted forward on the seat of his bike. "You coming?"
"What? No, I can't." [...] [I] climbed onto the back of his motorcycle. (p. 104)
"I hate you"= "I actually love you"
"No, stop!!" = "Yes, please!"
"Go away!"= "come hither, handsome hunk."
"Don't touch me!" = "I'm playing hard-to-get."
[Pete] called her something quite unfavorable under his breath. (320)
Daniel told him to go do something to himself.
April was so like my old dog Daisy in that way.
April's voice had a high, doglike whine to it.
I carefully turned to the last letter I'd read. Half of it was missing- disintegrated in the hostile environment of my school bag.
The things [Jude] said couldn't be anything but lies. How could I feel the way I did about Daniel otherwise?
I gazed into Daniel's eyes. They were deep and soft and familiar. My brother had to be lying.
I felt something plink against my head. "Hey, Grace," Daniel stage-whispered.
"Kiss me and I'll give it back."
"What I am... it's why no one can ever love me."