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Monday, September 22, 2014

Quote-Tastic #56 A Step Up from Being An A**hat

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I have a review of this book up today and I wanted to share a bit of it. It was hard to pick one scene but I went with this scene between one of the lead characters and a major secondary character. Both are important to the story. The asshat in question is an ex-boyfriend of the lead character, Eva. Nate and Grace are at school talking in between classes; they live in a small town. I have to say, I do not miss high school or the social politics. I do live in a small town but at least I'm an adult now.

"You're certainly a step up from the asshat."

"We're just friends," he says quickly.

"You and the asshat?"

Nate rolls his eyes. "You're about as funny as she is."

"You want funny? Watch this." I hook my arm through his. "Walk with me to our exam."

Once we pass the gossips, Nate looks down at me. "That's your idea of funny? Your reputation-"

"Will be just fine," I interrupt.

"You don't know what they can be like," he says in a low voice. "Amy Crowne used to be one of Piper's friends. I grew up with them. It doesn't take a minute to end up worth no more than the much on the bottom of their shoes."

I'm a little shocked to get a glimpse of the person Eva sees. He's trying to protect me, but I don't think he realizes how much he's sharing. He was one of them. Now they don't even talk to him. Whether he says it outright or not, there's bitterness there.


  1. I'm gonna give this one a go once I have some free reading time :) I've always wanted to live in a small town but can definitely see that ack no thanks bits it could cause.

    1. Small town life has its disadvantages. Definitely give this a try.

  2. I remember seeing this book on goodreads a while ago and thinking that I was interested in reading it but now I can't remember what it is about. :) I actually enjoyed high school, the latter part the most. :)


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