By Kim Harrison
My identify is Madison Avery, and i am right here to inform you that there is extra in the market than you'll discover, listen, or contact. simply because i am there. Seeing it. Touching it. residing it. Madison's promenade used to be killer—literally. For a few cause she's been distinct by means of a gloomy reaper—yeah, that sort of reaper—intent on putting off her, physique and soul. yet sooner than the reaper might end the task, Madison was once in a position to snag his unusual, gleaming amulet and escape. Now she's caught on Earth—dead yet no longer long gone. by some means the amulet supplies her the semblance of a physique, permitting her to toe the road among existence and dying. She nonetheless does not understand why the darkish reaper is after her, yet she's now not approximately to simply sit down round and allow destiny take its direction. With a bit ingenuity, a few light-bending, and assistance from a gentle reaper (one of the nice men! possibly . . . ), her lovable overwhelm, and oh yeah, her parent angel, Madison's able to take keep watch over of her personal future as soon as and for all, ahead of it takes keep watch over of her. good, if she believed in that stuff.
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Delia’s at her locker. It’s funny: Out on the field, under the sky, playing a game with these girls, she felt no competition. But now that the game is over, the game has just begun. Nikki’s old advisor, Mr. Murdock, had been an introverted ceramics instructor who couldn’t even relate to his own daughters. When Nikki came crying to him after Dean Talliworth told her to stop dressing “promiscuously,” Mr. Murdock accidentally knocked a vase off his desk. This 45 summer, Seth suggested switching to his old advisor, Patrick Somerset.
Parker catches up with Laine, who’s popped in to say hi. Laine’s playing Varsity Field Hockey again, and she’s fresh from practice, grass bits plastered to shin guards, cheeks red. ” Parker asks. Laine shrugs. “Yeah. ” “I hear you,” Parker says, legs crossed Indian-style in the butterfly chair, braiding strands of her long hair. ” “Exactly,” Laine says. Nikki was nervous to see both girls, not for any reason, but she was shaking when she hugged them hello yesterday. Parker is more confident this September, but also closed, as if the price of her morale was shutting out society.
She can feel her mother’s fingers taking Delia’s thick hair, twirling it around her wrist, saying, Look at that, look at that rope. She likes soccer, which is where she’s headed. She knew she’d make Varsity, and she did. And she likes the field, the grass crisp and dying, the brisk air that keeps body temperatures down. This is better than playing in California. All her life, she and her brothers spent afternoons kicking the 44 ball around the yard in bathing suits, wearing black DC sneakers, Public Enemy blaring on the radio, sweating.