8/12/12

#SixSunday - Reverse Snobbery


Happy Sunday Sixers! Thanks for stopping by.  I always appreciate the comments and encouragement. I look forward to hopping around to other blogs and reading what other talented authors have shared!  

I'm continuing with my YA Paranormal book, ONCE AND FOR ALL, the sequel to ONCE AGAIN, which is now available (links to the right), and was reviewed recently at Night Owl Reviews! ONCE AND FOR ALL follows Phoebe Campbell and Todd Miller as they encounter their own reincarnation mystery.

Last week, Todd was apologizing to Phoebe for flirting with Tina at school, only a day after he'd kissed Phoebe. He was trying clumsily to explain that popularity comes with its own set of difficulties, in the form of a set of unwritten "rules" that he's expected to follow, governing who he hangs out with or dates. Though Todd is trying to change his ways, he's finding it much harder than he anticipated, and faced with the flirtation of a popular girl, he responded the way he knew he was expected to. Phoebe scoffs, and sarcastically asks him if flirting with Tina was just his way of "keeping the rules." But she's about to see exactly how similar her own attitude is to that of the elite popular students at her high school.

"You've got your own set of rules," Todd said. "You hide under baggy clothes and walk around school looking at everybody and thinking how much better you are than the rest of us because you don't subscribe to the same set of rules. You may not be popular, but you're just as much of a snob."

My face burned and I opened my mouth to argue, but realized I had no response. Good lord, could he be right?

"Reverse snobbery is still snobbery," he whispered.

Will these two ever break out of the "molds" high school social classes have stuck them and and figure out that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks? Keep checking back to see!

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3 comments:

  1. Oh, touche! What a great learning moment!

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  2. Ugh. High school. You've got the feelings down pat so congrats on a terrific voice! Wonderful six. :-D

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  3. It's just so annoying when a boy points out the truth - and he's right! Grrr Very realistic dialogue!

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