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Today's snippet comes from my soon-to-be-released debut YA novel, ONCE AGAIN. In chapter 1, our heroine, Layla, is starting her junior year of high school at a brand new school. She arrives right on time, hoping to be able to go straight to her first class without having to try to make conversation with people she didn't know. However, the front lobby of the school is the "hang-out", and when she steps through the door, everyone's eyes turn to her. As she makes her way toward the hallway, she encounters a group of kids who eye her somewhat warily. Is one of them the villain? That question is answered later!
One boy greeted me with a nod of his head that I was sure he believed to be very suave and cool. He wasn't much taller than me, and I was five-three. Another guy, this one average height, looked at me with guarded, narrowed eyes, as if trying to figure out who I was. Two girls, clearly the cheerleader type with their school-spirit shirts and ponytails tied with matching bows, looked at me with judgment in their eyes.
I sighed inwardly. Some things were the same no matter where you lived.
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