She interrupted at the mention of our neighbor, “Katie Parker? Cheerleading snot, Katie Parker? Smash pudding into your hair, Katie Parker?” she asked in disbelief. Maybe Caelyn was more concerned about my life than I gave her credit for.
“Mom! She’s not like that anymore,” my mind went back to the conversation I’d had with Katie today. There was a really good chance she was exactly like that.
Caelyn raised a perfect eyebrow speculatively. “Oh she isn’t?” She definitely wasn’t convinced.
“Mom,” I was getting exasperated, “What do you care anyway?”
She looked a little like I’d slapped her. “I care very much, Maura. I don’t want to see you get hurt.” She looked a little guilty then. “I know I may not show it all the time, and for that I’m very sorry, but I care about you more than anything else in my life.”
I was too stunned to speak. Caelyn and I simply didn’t have these kinds of conversations. She usually strayed from any kind of deep emotion, for which I forgave her. Despite my age, I was intensely concerned over anything that might hurt her further. I sought to protect my fragile mother constantly.
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Maura’s life just can’t get any worse…or can it?
Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been the best at making friends. Unusually pale with a disease-like aversion to the sun, she seems to drive her classmates away, but why?
Even her own father deserted her, and her mother, before Maura was born. Bizarre physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, drive Maura to fear for her own life. And her luck just seems to get worse.
Life is about to become even more bewildering when her mother’s abrupt…and unexplained…decision to move a country away sets off a chain of events that will change Maura forever. A cruel prank turned deadly, the discovery of love and friendship….and its loss, as well as a web of her own mother’s lies, become obstacles in Maura’s desperate search for a truth she was never prepared to uncover.
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Genre – YA Paranormal Romance
Rating – PG
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