TITLE: Leave a Comment
GENRE: Contemporary YA
EMOTION: Contempt for her wealthy grandmother conveyed by 15 yr old protag
“Remember when I was six and she took my Barbies out of my bag before we left for the Christmas Eve church service because they were wearing mini skirts? She said Jesus didn’t want to see trash like that. The woman thinks she can speak for JE-SUS!”
“She’s a little overbearing but she means well, Kendra. She’s always been very generous toward you.”
I rolled my eyes. “Yeah, with money. She thinks she can use her money to make people do whatever she wants. She practically came right out and said it in my thirteenth birthday card. Do you remember what she wrote?
‘Dearest Kendra, We hope you have a wonderful birthday. Stay sweet. Love, Grandpa and Grandma Martin. P.S. Remember, your grandfather and I have vowed to disown any of our grandchildren who get tattoos. I just thought a reminder might be in order now that you’re a teenager.’
Seriously? Like I was going to blow out the candles on my Dance-a-Mania birthday cake and demand somebody take me immediately to get the number thirteen tattooed on my left butt cheek? Who writes something like that in her granddaughter’s birthday card? She’s crazy.”
“As I recall, she probably felt the need to do that because, when she came to visit two weeks earlier and took us all out to lunch, you told the waitress with the full sleeve tattoos on both arms you liked her ink and asked her where she had it done. Then you looked right at your grandmother.