Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Sara Farizan
- Language: English
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Dating
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 1 MB
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My copy of The Color Purple lies in front of me on my
desk, the spine bent and wrinkled from the many times I’ve
pored over the book. I have so many things to say about the
beautiful prose, the characters, but I won’t … because I, Leila
Azadi, am a Persian scaredy-cat. I can’t believe even English
class makes me anxious these days.
“Now, when Walker describes Shug through Celie’s eyes,
what is she trying to convey?” Ms. Taylor has, of course,
managed to touch on the one subject in The Color Purple that
I can’t even begin to comment on.
Please don’t call on me.
Please don’t call on me.
Ms. Taylor is eyeing the class like a hawk about to swoop
down on some unsuspecting field mice. A really hot hawk
with great hair and an appreciation for literature, I might add
… which reminds me, I should stop crushing on her in class,
especially since it’s the beginning of the school year.
Ms. Taylor sets her sights on my friend Tess. “Any
thoughts?” she asks.
Tess looks up at Ms. Taylor with those mousy eyes, her
retainer glistening under the fluorescent lights. I’ve told her to
stop wearing it at school, but she insists her teeth will not be
compromised for popularity.
“I think Celie finds Shug attractive … like in a romantic
fashion,” Tess says.
The snickering begins with Ashley Martin and Lisa Katz.
They’re the girls every guy at our school has fantasized about
since we were in ninth grade, which I find strangely
disturbing. I’m pretty sure Mr. Harris, our science teacher, has
been seeing Ashley outside of school. I should probably tell
Ms. Taylor that because she and Mr.
Harris have been dating
since the beginning of the school year. They have never said
anything about it, but it’s so obvious, especially when he
comes all the way from the science building to borrow chalk
from her. I should get him a gift card to Staples and tell him
about all the discounts he can get on office supplies.
Mr. Harris is like one of those guys who loved his time in
high school and decided never to grow up. I would probably
find him endearing and dreamy like everyone else if I didn’t
resent him for dating a woman far superior to him … and if I
wasn’t failing his snooze of a class. Why would I ever care
about frictionless acceleration anyway? How is that ever going
to get me a girlfriend?
Not that I dare think about that. I’m not ready to announce
my lady-loving inclinations as yet. I can hear the whispering,
knowing that what they are snickering about could easily be
me. I’m already different enough at this school. I don’t need to
add anything else to that.
As Tess struggles through her answer to Ms. Taylor’s
question, Ashley cackles with the fervor and depth that only a
bitchy blond sixteen-year-old can muster. Apparently Lisa is
no longer interested. She looks back to her notebook, hiding
her face by pulling her brown bangs down. It’s a habit she’s
had since we were kids.
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