By Meg Cabot
Avalon excessive, i used to be beginning to imagine, may not be so undesirable finally. perhaps it isn't the place Ellie desires to be, but when you want to commence at a brand new tuition, Avalon excessive is usual sufficient: there is Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. and may, senior classification president, quarterback, and all-around sturdy man. yet no longer each person at Avalon excessive is who they look like . . . no longer even, as Ellie is set to find, herself. As a extraordinary drama starts off to spread, Ellie has to ask yourself, what half does she play in all this? Do the coincidences she's piecing jointly rather mean—as in King Arthur's court—that tragedy is quickly imminent for her new acquaintances? Ellie does not be aware of if she will do whatever to forestall the arrival difficulty. yet in some way, she is aware she has to attempt.
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I knew we had solid groundwork for friendship based on the latter two facts alone. I didn’t mention to Liz that A. William Wagner had visited me after school the day before, then stayed for dinner. For one thing, I didn’t want to seem like I was bragging. And for another, well, Liz seemed to really like talking about people in school, and I wasn’t entirely convinced it was a good thing to have spread around. That Will had come over to my house, I mean. I got a pretty good idea, in fact, that it was a bad thing when I closed my locker a few periods later and found Jennifer Gold standing on the other side of it, not looking too happy.
Then, when he turned expectantly, I found myself frantically trying to think of something witty and brilliant to say…something that would make him want to stay. But before I could think of anything, I heard the sliding glass door being thrown back. A second later, my mom called down from the deck, “Ellie, would your friend like to borrow a suit and go for a swim, too? ” Oh my God. My friend. I was sure I was going to die. Besides which, go for a swim? With me? She had no idea she was talking to one of the most popular guys at Avalon High, or that he was dating one of the prettiest girls there.
He didn’t look at me. He lifted his head up to take a sip of his lemonade, then dropped it back down to the air cushion on his raft. “Yeah,” he said. ” I opened my mouth to ask what seemed to me to be the next natural question—the one Nancy definitely would have forbidden me from asking. ” I blinked at him from behind the lenses of my sunglasses. ” I asked, because how was I to know—then—that he could read my mind? “Don’t ask me what I’m doing in your pool instead of hers,” he said. “Because I honestly don’t know.