TITLE: Fixing Shelby
GENRE: YA Contemporary
"Seriously, Shelby Honey. You could put on a little bit more make-up. You look pale." Mom held the steering wheel with one hand and grabbed her purse with the other. She plopped the large leather bag on my lap. "I know I have several shades of blush in there. Help yourself."
I glared at the purse for a moment before setting it at my feet. Sucking in a breath, I held it while counting the houses that passed by my window. Two more streets and we'd be there.
I sighed. "You didn't have to drive me, Mom."
I'd rather be home cleaning the toilet bowl with my toothbrush or straightening her poodle's kinky fur. Or even pulling my toenails out with tweezers.
Okay, maybe not that.
"Oh, I know, Honey. How nice of Ashleigh to call and invite you so youâ're not sitting home bored."
I rolled my eyes. Yes, how nice of Ashleigh to call me at the last minute.
"You should be a little more grateful."
Whatever. Ashleigh knew I wouldn't want to go. She should have realized my mom would jump at the chance for me to be social. Of course, that required Ash to put more than one thought together at a time. A little too complicated for my "best" friend.
"I don't know why you gave her such a hard time about going."