TITLE: Nowhere to Belong
GENRE: YA Contemporary
My last best day.
I took the bus home since my two older brothers had left school early to go camping with my dad. Upon entering the house, the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies drew my best friend Madison and me to the kitchen. We grabbed some hot cookies straight off the cookie sheet and plopped down at the kitchen table.
“Hi girls,” my mom said. “Want some milk with that?”
“Way to be cliché, Mom,” I mumbled with my mouth full of warm chocolaty goodness.
“I’ll take that as a yes.” My mom laughed and grabbed the carton out of the fridge.
After our clichéd snack, Madison and I escaped up to my room.
“Sleepover tonight or tomorrow night?” Madison asked.
“Tomorrow night, my house. Tonight’s my girls’ night with Mom since Dad’s taking the boys camping this weekend, remember? No obnoxious brothers for a whole weekend.”
“Your brothers aren’t that bad. I’m stuck alone with my parents all the time. Boring.”
“Never a dull moment over here.” I rolled my eyes, but my brothers weren’t so bad. I mean, they did let me ride with them to school most of the time, and family vacations would be pretty boring if it was just me and my parents.
Later that night, I made a big pot of popcorn while waiting for my mom to get home with our Chinese takeout. She walked in just as I was dumping the steaming popcorn into a bowl.