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If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author. What now Sydney? She frowns, then almost immediately perks up. Ava needed it to drive into Albuquerque this morning. Something about recycling She ponders a second then shrugs. Or maybe it was buying clothes.

That girl talks so fast sometimes. You just let her take my car? She heads to the front door and I call after her. Have fun in New York. She kisses me on the forehead. I fold my arms across my chest and snort. She disappears out the front door. I grab my cell phone from my pocket and dial. Caroline, I need a ride to school, I exhale into the phone. They were in my bag, under my bed Just Ava. Annoying, sneaky Ava.

We stop in front of my locker and I spin the dial while trying to come up with ways to get back at my sister. Three years my senior, she should be off at college or getting a life. She was, for a while there, getting a life that is. She went to Peru after she graduated last year to help bring water to rural villages or something like that.

Caroline shakes her head and laughs. I yank my locker door open, shove my bag inside, and slam it shut. I follow her sight line and spot one of my other sisters, Angelina. At all. Just her type. She pulls away and looks up. Fine by me. I thought she was dating Liam? Caroline remarks with an unconvincing attempt at nonchalance. Uh, they broke up a few days ago, I bite my lip. Because well This is just what I need.

It sucks because Caroline is really beautiful. Her mom is Korean and her dad Caucasian, which gives her this fantastic exotic look with greyish purple eyes and silky black hair. When she walks in the room their eyes just sort of glaze over. Unfortunately I can relate. Better get to Algebra, Caroline says. She snags a tube of lip gloss out of her pocket and applies vigorously. I ask. I just finished bitching about how sneaky and annoying she is. Do you really think I want to be trapped in a car with her all the way to the airport?

I heard Zane and Shanae are planning a trip to see the new Star Trek movie tomorrow. Tara, Paul, and Alex are bound to be going too. You should go. We always spend Spring Break together. I recognize the sub immediately — from the floral print dress clinging to her round body, to the poof of wiry white hair atop her head, curled within an inch of its already decaying life.

Delores Wilshire. She used to teach here full time until a couple years ago when she retired, right before I started my freshman year. She turns up as a sub now and again when the school is really desperate. Caroline meanders over to her seat, casually sweeping her gaze over Liam as she passes his desk. Um hi, Mrs. Wilshire, I say. Hello, dear. I reach inside my bag and pull out a thin sheaf of papers comprising my take home test from Wednesday.

I was away yesterday at the dentist, and Mr. Hoffman wanted me to hand this in today, I say, handing over the papers. She takes the stack and scans the first page. Sydney Kane, she says slowly, while making a note in the lesson planner Mr. Hoffman keeps on his desk. She was my favorite student here And I get it, I do. See, I have five sisters in total. Each and every one of my sisters — from Alyssa, the oldest, to America, the youngest — is blonde with golden skin that looks a bit tanned year round, and big, vibrant blue eyes.

They have perfect dainty noses and full rosebud lips. There are minor differences of course — moles, freckles, body shapes — but at the core they all have those unmistakable Kane looks that are known town wide. Not a single one of them can walk up First Avenue without being noticed. People just seem to be drawn to them. I look like a distant cousin rather than a middle sister.

I blend well. She was after all, Miss Alabama My dad, on the other hand, has the same green eyes as me, and the same hair color. She died just a few months before I was born. Mom had planned to name me Arlene, but thank goodness for Dad — because who the hell wants to be named Arlene? Of course. She was always so very smart.

Always aced my tests. I nod along, but slowly turn my body away from her and start inching toward my seat. And what about Alyssa?

Yeah, I agree. Alyssa is my favorite sister. Not like me and Ava, or me and Angelina. God does this woman know my entire family? Am I going to have to go through the whole fricking roster? Ava just got back from Peru, I tell her. She was helping build wells in villages or something like that So heroic, Mrs. All the other students have taken their seats and the bell rings. I try to move toward my desk again, but my attempt in thwarted.

And I saw Angelina on my way in this morning. I clench my teeth. I tap my foot anxiously against the floor and twist my fingers together. I hate my life.


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Maybe I like seeing the different ways a common idea is written but either way I enjoyed this book so much to say the least. First, I want to talk about the characters in this book. Sydney has 5 sisters and I hated them so much until the end when I loved them! Grant was a super sweet book boyfriend and Sydney, I loved when she built up so much confidence at the end of the book.




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