TITLE: FAMOUS KATIE
GENRE: MIDDLE GRADE FICTION
13-year-old Katie, the reluctant star of a teen reality tv show, has been spending time with her cute production assistant, Peter.
Peter hurried on. “I’ve been thinking. I’d really like you to meet my grandfather. I think you’ll like each other a lot. And he’s probably the most important person in my life. Maybe you can have lunch with us in the city next Saturday? We can make a day of it. Museum maybe? Central Park? Macaroons?”
Now I was sure he really liked me. I knew how much he loved and respected his grandfather.
“I’d love to. I’d be honored! I mean, assuming my parents will let me, that is. But I bet they will. One great thing that has come out of this for me is that they see that I can be responsible and mature about stuff.”
“That’s true, for sure.” He took a deep breath. “ Which brings me to my next question.” He stopped, took another deep breath and then looked me straight in the eye. He picked up my hand and held it. Then, he put his other hand on my cheek and leaned forward.
A thousand thoughts and feelings flashed through my brain in a second.
I couldn’t believe what was happening. I didn’t say a word. I just stood there and looked back into his eyes.
And then, slowly and gently, he kissed me.
My first kiss.
A real kiss.
I closed my eyes, and hoped it would go on forever.
I could not wait to tell Susie!