By Jessica Warman
Whilst Katie Kitrell is distributed off to boarding college by means of her far away father and overbearing mom, it doesn't take her lengthy to turn into a part of the It Crowd. She's clever, she's adorable, and she's an Olympic-bound swimmer who has a first-class price tag to any Ivy League tuition of her selection. yet what her new neighbors, roommate, and boyfriend don't understand is that Katie is swimming clear of her previous, and from the schizophrenic older brother, Will, who won't allow her pass. As Katie's famous person rises, her brother descends deeper into madness. And while he does the unthinkable, it's all Katie can do to maintain her head above water. A semi-autobiographical novel of affection, lies, and the binds that bind.
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On this occasion, I will not call the police to press charges, 60 but you’re both banned from this shop. ’ The compromise hangs in the air between us. I catch Cat’s eye and she gives me a quick nod. ‘OK,’ I agree. ’ I protest. Three Strands raises an eyebrow and I quickly shut up. This is the best offer I’m going to get and I’d better take it, or prepare for a bit of finger-painting on a police file. Cat is getting her purse out. ‘I’ll lend it you,’ she offers. Yeah, too right. It’s her fault I’m here in the first place.
My second thought is: Oh shit. I’m in trouble, here. I don’t like the look on his face. I saw him earlier, actually, and thought he was some kind of pervert. He kept looking across at me from behind the mascara stand and at one point I’d thought he was going to open up his raincoat and give me a flash of the shop’s biggest bargain – I don’t think. Then he disappeared and I didn’t give him a second thought. Till now. It slowly dawns on me that he isn’t a pervert. Well, he might be in his spare time for all I know, but it’s not his day job.
The bubbles boil more fiercely. ’ I grumble. They both turn to look at me. ‘I mean, can you honestly blame me for not wanting to be in this house? ’ Mum’s jaw drops open. Dad blinks at me. ‘Let me tell you. It’s horrible. When you’re not scrapping like wild dogs, the atmosphere round here 50 is cold enough to give us all hypothermia. You’re so busy scoring points off each other, neither of you has noticed I exist for months. And then, when do you notice me? ’ Dad reaches a hand across the table towards me.