My parents keep trying to set me up with their accountant’s son. He is 4 feet tall with a lazy eye, bad breath and a horrible lisp. I keep pretending to have food poisoning whenever he gets close to me, but it’s not working. In fact, he just asked me out. Before I could fake another bout of the stomach flu, my sister piped in and accepted his invitation for me!
So first off, how do I get her back? I could replace her shampoo bottle with green hair dye if you think that would be the classy. Secondly, I’d like to offer you my entire allowance for six months and my undying friendship if you’ll go with him instead. Can I count on you?
Your New Best Friend
Dear New Best Friend,
I Accept your offer. (How much do you get for allowance, anyway? Never mind. We’ll work out the deets later.)
With Halloween around the corner, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I’m 5’ 10” after all. If I take him trick-or-treating, everyone will think I’m his babysitter. Honestly, I feel sorry for him, though. Do you think he’d let me give him a makeover?
And I promise not to be mean to him on our “date.” I only do mean things like vandalize a guy’s skateboard when he’s too beautiful, but refuses to ask me out.
Your sister def needs a little payback for betraying you, btw. Didn’t you say she was going to be an angel for Halloween? I have some ideas on how to gothify her costume when she isn’t looking I’ll come over this afternoon with the black spray paint and chains.
O, what girls dare do!
This letter is courtesy of Kim the Book Butterfly. Check out her blog at http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com
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just WON a pair of sister necklaces made by me!
Thank you to everyone who participated. I loved all your letters, and will let you know when I post the answers.
Sydney Salter (author, friend, 2k9er, and 2009 Debutante) sent me this photo of My Invented Life in the wild. Well, not exactly in the wild. But in a bookstore in Utah! I just had to share.
Sydney has a new middle grade novel out called Jungle Crossing. Her main character travels to the Yucatan on a family vacation. While there, she undergoes a major transformation and discovers the meaning of true friendship. I love this book and highly recommend it.
Publisher’s Weekly said this about My Invented Life:
Roz’s voice is witty and genuine as she moves through the ups and downs of coming out (and eventually coming clean). Evocative of Boy Meets Boy and Dramarama, this makes for fun, thought-provoking reading.
P.S. New ASK MY SISER letter coming on Friday.
My sister necklace contest is in it’s last week. Just comment with an ASK MY
SISTER letter here to enter. In case you’re wondering if it’s worth the trouble, I took a picture of one of the necklaces.
The crystal heart is pure white and 1/2 inch long. Both crystals are strung on a 16 inch sterling silver snake chain. The winner will receive two necklace, one to keep, and one to give to her sister or close friend.
Teen book bloggers are an amazing species. They read voraciously, blog about books in great detail, hold contests, interview authors, and keep tabs on what’s new. Their enthusiasm for books is unmatched by any other group around. When I’ve exchanges emails with them, they’re always so gracious.
And energetic. My To Be Read pile measures in at a respectable two feet high, and wobbles a bit precariously on my night table. The typical teen book blogger could build a small fortress with her TBR books. Many can write a synopsis better than some publishing houses.
Of course, I’m in heaven when I get a rave review from one, but bravo to all of them for their passion and dedication.
Check out some of my recent faves:
Shelf Elf http://shelfelf.wordpress.com
The Book Butterfly http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/
Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com
Frenetic Reader http://freneticreader.blogspot.com
Library Lounge Lizard http://www.libraryloungelizard.com
Book Nerds http://booknerds.net
Sarah’s Random Musings http://sarahbear9789.blogspot.com