For The First Time (Wattys2017)
"LIFE SUCKS. You heard me right, so don't sit and act like its not true. Because the harder try to deny it, the more it comes back around and gets us when we're down."
Seventeen year old Juliette Swanson just lost her entire family in a car accident.
Losing your family is terrible, a tragedy. Being torn from your hometown and life only adds to the pain.
When she is plucked from her small town in Oregon and sent to live with her God Mother in Beverly Hills, the last thing Julie wants to do is pretend everything is okay. To top the anger and pain off, her God Mother has two obnoxious teenage boy that like to play head games with Julie and their parents.
A new school, new life, new family, what could be worse?
How about an entire class dedicated to blind teenagers in the school's library, and Juliette has just become a teacher's aid.
"What are you doing? TJ?" The smile that broke out across his face was so devilish that it made my heart skip a beat. I could feel the cold breeze from the river below us, biting at my damp cheeks.
"You said I needed to let loose." He said, then brought his hands down and pulled his shirt over his head. I stood frozen in place.
What was he going to do?
"So I am." He whispered, discarding his sunglasses.
"TJ? What are you doing you can't. . ." He grabbed on to me tightly and threw us both off the cliff. I screamed and buried my face against him as we crashed into the ice cold water.
#478 Teen Fiction