TITLE: Kiss Virgin
GENRE: Literary YA
I had to stop. One day, he was going to catch me staring. It would be awkward. Then I'd have to explain myself.
Danny made the mundane fascinating. He always leaned his head slightly to the side when he was thinking about something. Time to go back to pretending to read the same page in my notebook. It had been open to that page for way too long.
Being in love with one boy and in lust with another is complicated. Especially when the one doesn't know you're in love with him. And there'll be real trouble if the other finds out what you want to do with him.
We sat in my kitchen with our school stuff strewn all over the table. Papers weighted down by books so the fan circulating in the corner wouldn't blow them away. It was early May and Mom forbade me from turning on the air conditioning until June. Fortunately, the breeze coming through the window screen was cool, and the fans were all we needed to keep the air from becoming stifling.
I put my hands over my face and said, "Why can't I just learn things by osmosis?"
I heard the grin in his voice. "C'mon, Chrys. It's not so bad."
My full name, which no one is allowed to use, is Chrysanthemum Violet. My mom's a little...obsessed with flowers.
"That's easy for you to say. You're kind of a genius."
"Says the valedictorian."
"Not only that, but you're addicted to this stuff."