Rose Davidson is finally doing it -- she's leaving home. Sure, a boarding high school only twenty minutes away from her home where her older brother is a senior isn't exactly what she had in mind when she imagined "going out on her own," but it's definitely a step in the right direction -- or, at least, that's what she thought. But with her overprotective mother so close and her older brother constantly showing up to "check on her," the whole freedom and independence thing isn't really working out.
And, as it turns out, boarding school doesn't quite live up to her expectations. The dazzling community of interesting geniuses she'd been expecting turns out to be pretty much the same as her old public high school: that is, full of disgusting bathrooms, inedible cafeteria food, cliques and gossip; just with a whole lot more homework.
"People keep telling me I'm 'blooming,'" I say, "like they think they're clever or something. Like they think they're the first person who's ever realized that roses bloom. You're not original!" I shout to Mr. Perry, who's by now too far away to hear me. "You're just like every other self-indulgent adult on the planet!"
[Coming soon -- This is going to be my Camp NaNoWriMo novel starting in July]