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293 pages, Hardcover
First published October 25, 2011
"Sure, I had pretty high expectations. [...]
But I had nowhere to go but up. Why not aim as high as possible?"
"Maybe I was being naive. Even stupid. I mean, who would trade Standford for being homeless? [...] But I had to know if I was meant to be a musician. Otherwise I'd spend the rest of my life regretting it. Asking myself... what if?"
"Do yourself a favor princess. Work it out with Mom and Dad."
"You know nothing about me or my situation."
He leaned closer. "I'll take a guess. Your parents wanted you to be someone you aren't, so you've come here to express yourself and get that butterfly tatoo you've always wanted."
His eyes didn't move from mine. "Am I?"
"Completely." I shoved past him. "I hate butterflies."
"The thing about the edge was, it wasn't so scary anymore. I knew what would happen when I hit the ground. What I needed to figure out was how to jump off and stay afloat."