Email: stinalindenblatt (at) shaw (dot) ca
Genre and Title: YA contemporary--Shot in the Dark
Maddie’s mission: to prove her BFF’s ex-boyfriend is selling steroids—only someone’s desperate to keep her from discovering the truth.
For some people, time rushes by, never allowing them a chance to breathe. For others, like me, it can creep forward, forcing you to see all your screw ups in slow motion. Giving you the chance to regret them, but never allowing you the time to grab them back before it’s too late. Before they define you.
I pivot in my seat and check the clock on the biology classroom wall for the second time in two minutes. Where the hell is she?
Mr. Brenner nods at the guy slouched at the table near the door. Before he has a chance to get up and close it, and before the bell deafens us with it irritating screech, Olivia Goddard, my best friend, sails in, shutting the door behind her.
Finally. She didn’t show up at lunch, and I’ve been dying to talk to her about tonight.
Liv’s long, golden blonde hair curtains her face, almost hiding it, as she makes her way to our table, her eyes focused on the floor. Her hair, graceful legs, and are enough to send the testosterone levels of the guys in the class skyrocketing to record levels. I press my lips together to keep from cracking up at the lovesick looks plastered on their faces. Dream on guys.
She sits next to me at our table. Her eyes are red and damp trails stain her cheeks.
“What’s wrong?” I whisper so Mr. Brenner can’t hear me.