By Jessica Warman
While Katie Kitrell is distributed off to boarding institution, it does not take her lengthy to turn into a part of the It Crowd. She's clever, she's lovable, and she's a swimming prodigy. What her new associates, roommate, and boyfriend do not know is that Katie has saved a mystery approximately her past—that her schizophrenic older brother, Will, is readily descending deeper into madness. As her lie consistently threatens to bare itself, it is all Katie can do to maintain her head above water.
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While Katie Kitrell is sent off to boarding university, it does not take her lengthy to turn into a part of the It Crowd. She's shrewdpermanent, she's lovable, and she's a swimming prodigy. What her new associates, roommate, and boyfriend have no idea is that Katie has stored a mystery approximately her past—that her schizophrenic older brother, Will, is readily descending deeper into madness.
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After so many nights of the same thing here, I cannot fall asleep without its melody. 108 *** chapter 6 Will is home. My parents don't even tell me. But I know, as soon as I walk in the front door for winter break, that he's here somewhere. On the family photo that hangs over the mantel in the living room, my brother has drawn big red horns and a tail on the Ghost with permanent marker. I've been dreading Christmas break up to this point. I even considered staying at Woodsdale--there are a few kids who do that, mostly from other countries and different religions that don't celebrate Christmas--but the Ghost wasn't about to let that happen.
118 "Hey, Mom. " I'm used to seeing her drunk, but I can't help but picture her waiting for me in the kitchen, measuring and sorting the ingredients for cookies, then getting all sad as the evening dragged on and I didn't show, eventually tapping the bar for company and getting started on the cookies by herself. I feel dizzy. It occurs to me that I haven't eaten all day. I look around the kitchen. m. My mother sniffles a little bit, shaking her head, staring at me. "Fuck you," she mouths, without making any sound.
What the hell are you doing waking--" "You were having a nightmare. " I keep my voice low. " For a few seconds, it seems like she doesn't believe me. " I shrug. Without asking, I climb all the way up the ladder and sit across from her in bed. Her sheets are damp with sweat. " She's relieved to hear it, I can tell. "Oh. It was nothing, Katie. ' 'You have to tell me what's wrong," I say. " She picks up the mouth guard, studying it. " I hesitate. " She blinks a few times. I peer at her--are those tears I see?
Breathless by Jessica Warman