GENRE: YA Fantasy/Fairy-tale Redux
The girl looking back at me wasn’t half as broken as I was. She was beautiful, confident, sure of herself.
My complete opposite in many ways.
With a sigh, I slammed my locker door a bit harder than I’d meant to, shutting the magnetic mirror away for at least another hour or so ... until I returned for more books between my next two classes and found myself staring at her pretty face again.
She was any magazine’s idea of perfection.
So unlike what lurked just under the surface.
I felt it. Moving around beneath my skin, waiting, calculating--counting down the days.
“Holl! Wait up!”
My heart lifted at the sound of his voice, and I turned around to see my little brother heading toward me. The broad smile on his faced pushed away my dark thoughts. With only eleven months between us, Cameron was enjoying the hell out of his junior year and I was trudging through my senior. With way less enthusiasm.
Although, this time last year I’d felt differently. So much can change in a few short months.
“You ditching at lunch today?” He asked, pulling on his black and gold lettermen’s jacket.
“No, Cam. That was just one time. Mom and Dad will kill me if I lead you down the path of destruction.” I over-emphasized the words the way our dad had so frequently.
Cam laughed and threw his arm around my shoulder, giving me a light noogie with his free hand.
“If they only knew, huh, Holl?”