By Meg Cabot
Whilst lightning moves there can in basic terms be difficulty - as Jessica Mastriani unearths out while she and ally Ruth get stuck in a thunderstorm. now not that Jess has ever relatively refrained from difficulty prior to. rather than cheerleading there are fistfights with the soccer workforce and month-long stints in detention - no longer that detention does not have its positive aspects - like sitting subsequent to Rob - the cutest senior round! yet this is often hassle with a capital T - this difficulty is severe. simply because one way or the other, on that lengthy stroll domestic within the thunderstorm, Jess received a newfound expertise. an awesome energy that may be used for good...or for evil.
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I looked at her. She looked kind of funny in that headband. I started to laugh. Once, when I went to my Aunt Teresa's bridal shower, nobody was paying attention to how many glasses of pinot grigio the waiter poured me, and I felt the same way. Like laughing. A lot. "You better lie down," Ruth said. " I asked her. " This cracked me up. I started laughing. It seemed hysterically funny to me. Ruth didn't think it was so funny, though. "No," she said. "Because you're white as a ghost. You might pass out.
Ruth turned grumpily back to her book. "I mean, it's a little weird, having your best friend ask you to check her body for entrance and exit wounds, don't you think? " I went, "I don't want you to feel me up, you moron. " I pulled on a pair of sweats. " "I can't believe," Ruth said, ignoring me, "that Michael's going to Harvard. I mean, Harvard. He is so smart. " I pulled a sweatshirt over my head. "Claire's not so bad," I said. I knew her pretty well, see, from detention. Not that she ever got detention, but they held detention in the auditorium, and Claire always had the lead in whatever play the drama club was putting on, so I'd watched most of her rehearsals when she played Emily in Our Town, Maria in West Side Story, and, of course, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
I had sat out more than a few of them in my basement; Ruth, not so many, since she'd only spent the last decade in the Midwest. And they always seemed to happen around this time of year, too. And, though I didn't want to say anything to upset Ruth any more than she already was, this gave all the signs of being twister weather. The sky was a funny yellow color, the temperature warm, but the wind really cold. Plus that wacked-out hail … Just as I was opening my mouth to tell Ruth it was probably just a little spring storm, and not to worry, she screamed, "Jess, don't—" But I didn't hear what she said after that, because right then there was this big explosion that drowned out everything else.