By Marni Bates
Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her existence heading off the highlight. At Smith excessive, she's the awkward junior humans in basic terms become aware of after they need assistance with homework. till she sends a burly soccer participant flying along with her big backpack and makes a disastrous - let alone unwelcome - try out at CPR. ahead of the day is out, the entire fiasco explodes on YouTube. after which the strangest factor occurs. abruptly, Mackenzie is a web sensation, with 4 million hits and counting. Sucked right into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and unfastened fashion designer outfits, she even catches the attention of the most well-liked man in school. And that's whilst lifestyles will get fairly interesting...
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We weren’t the most popular kids in school, but we weren’t the least, either. Soon a group of boys surrounded us, and I pressed my back against the large oak tree that shaded the grass. I wasn’t half bad looking, but next to Jenny with her long legs and mass of golden hair, pixie-cute Carly, and curvy Melissa, my wild brown hair and overactive eyebrows paled in comparison. It suddenly occurred to me that since I worked in the office first period, I might get to catch the Wolfes when they registered for classes.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw Jenny scribbling fiercely in her notebook, no doubt a note to me. I cleared my throat and flipped open my French book. ” Madame Dubois stood in front of the blackboard and bounced on her toes, her hands 40 Winter Falls clasped in front of her. I shot a look at Jenny, who slid forward to the edge of her chair. The noise level dropped a decibel. “The grant I applied for from the Board of Ed has come through. ” squealed Jenny, and she wasn’t the only one. I twisted in my seat to meet Jenny’s smiling face and clapped.
The lights went out. Pain seared across my chest. I tried to breathe, but my lungs sealed shut. Panicked, I squeezed my eyes closed, hoping everything would return to normal, but when I opened them the floor of the office was far below me. I hovered in the air, gazing down at the scene below. Everyone in the office was frozen, the secretaries’ fingers poised above their keyboards as though someone had hit 35 Nicole Maggi the Pause button on them. What was happening? Everything was in razor-sharp focus, my vision crystalline.