Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Some Girls Are"

Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada, where she divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word processing program.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Some Girls Are, and reported the following:
Some Girls Are is YA novel that contains a pretty brutal look at girl-bullying. This bit of page 69 is a glimpse of (some of) its aftermath. I think it's representative of the tone and style of SGA, but if I'd have anticipated the test, I would've tried to make the passage a little more explosive. :)
I watch him straighten. He looks as bad as me, maybe worse. Unshaven, dirty, disgusting, wrecked.

It’s only been a week.

He glares at me and then he gets close, so close his mouth is inches from mine. I’m afraid he’s going to do something like he did at Josh’s party, and I wonder if anyone would do anything about it if he did, because they all hate me.

“Die,” he says, and then he walks away.
Read an excerpt from Some Girls Are, and learn more about the author and her work at Courtney Summers' website and blog.

Visit the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue