By Janet Gurtler
Morgan isn t delighted to take a summer time activity on the neighborhood leisure park. Her great scorching supervisor, Caleb makes it bearable, though...until she will get fired. See, this is often precisely why she prefers to stick domestic and hang around on-line. on-line, not anyone ever has to work out her blush or fight to claim simply the best factor. while Morgan s mother will get ill, and confesses in a second of weak spot that Morgan s dad isn't really truly useless, Morgan needs to locate the braveness to discover existence open air the digital global and pass after her father. She catches a journey from Caleb, the boy who lately fired her from her task and who seems to be an not likely best friend. What Morgan discovers forces her to reassess who she relatively is and the way she chooses to narrate to the realm.
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Thank you,” she says without a trace of thankfulness. She looks down at her watch again and then up at us. “Right. Don’t tire her out. ” She turns and leaves. Mom feebly attempts to boss us around to give the impression she’s in charge, but she tires quickly. “If I were to base my chances on the looks on your faces, I’d be a goner,” she says. Jake pushes down the side railing of her bed and sits, making sure he doesn’t sit on any tubes. Josh doesn’t move from where he’s standing, his shoulders hunched over.
My dream…” “Mom,” I say, placing my hand on her hip. “You’re not going to die,” I say firmly. “But…” She stops and glances around the room and then whispers, “The insurance won’t cover all of this. Not all the tests they’re doing. ” For a second, I think about grabbing her hard, physically jolting her and shaking sense into her. We’ll have bills whether she dies or not. “It doesn’t mean you’re going to die. ” For a brief second, I imagine the worst-case scenario. If she dies, Jake and Josh have their dad.
I go straight to Twitter and punch out a message. indd 40 12/17/13 2:26 PM 16 Things I Thought Were True My dad isn’t dead after all. #truestory I don’t check my messages or even look at my follower status. I shut off the phone and leave it off. When we get home, I go straight to my room, curl up in a ball on my bed, and let the sadness I’ve been holding off pour in and then back out. I consciously let myself feel. Instead of fighting it, I embrace and let it in. Remorse. Self-pity. So. Much. Fear.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler