By Kody Keplinger
Whitley Johnson's dream summer time together with her divorce dad has become a nightmare. She's simply met his new fiancee and her youngsters. The fiancee's son? Whitley's one-night stand from commencement evening. simply freakin' great.
Worse, she completely doesn't slot in together with her dad's ideal new country-club family members. So Whitley acts out. She events. difficult. So not easy she doesn't even detect the good stuff correct below her nostril: a candy little destiny stepsister who's with regards to the single individual she's ever beloved, a ally (even even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot man who isn't her stepbrother...at least, now not but. it's going to take all 3 of them to aid Whitley get via her anger and start to place the items of her kinfolk jointly.
jam-packed with authenticity and uncooked emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's so much compelling personality up to now: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque woman you are going to totally care approximately.
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Extra resources for A Midsummer's Nightmare
Look at each other, don't stop looking, don't drag time into silence, don't make us give up so that we can't even speak. 52 miserable fish c o I i n bassett Miserable fish picks up a pan off the floor of his apartment. It is an expensive pan. Miserable fish worries it is stolen. Miserable fish walks around with the expensive stolen pan on his head & sings pop songs that he thinks might be on the radio. Miserable fish is too miserable to have a radio. Miserable fish lies on his side on the floor.
Female: [combing her hair] Hey. [making eye contact in the mirror] Can you hand me that lipstick on the 41 windowsill, behind you? Male: [turning] Here you go. Female: [reaching behind her] Thanks, I- [she stops & looks at her hand then holds a shard of glass up to the mirror] Nice try. You think this would kill me? You are not a genius. You will never kill me. You will never be alone. You will never say goodbye to me. You will never be alone. Male: [presses a bead of water into his chest] That is one of my worries.
I didn't want to look at them. The Principal stood in front of his desk, looking serious & decisive. "We've tried," the Principal said. "We've tried the things that usually work. " He took me gently by the arm & led me from my chair to a door in the back corner of his office. I had never been through it & did not know what was beyond it. Dad & Mom & the Counselor followed us through the door & down a long cream-colored corridor that led into a second corridor. One wall of the second corridor was clear plexiglas, & on the other side of the plexiglas were little pale cells, like an indoor zoo.
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger