Without Annette

Without Annette

by Jane B. Mason


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ISBN-13: 9780545819954
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jane B. Mason lives in Oakland, California, where she spends her time adjusting to her teenage children, open water swimming, and writing. Her most recent titles, written with Sarah Hines Stephens, include A Dog and His Girl Mysteries and the Candy Apple titles The Sister Switch and Snowfall Surprise. Without Annette is Jane's YA debut.

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From Without a Net I don't know why I didn't head back to my dorm. Maybe because Marina was standing between me and the door. Maybe because that's where we'd come from an hour before. Or maybe because I wanted to get as far away as possible and the dorm was right there, a mere stone's throw. Whatever the reason, I soon found myself at the other end of the main building, propping myself against the auditorium door and sobbing like a deranged lunatic. How did this happen? I asked myself, opening my fist and laying my palm against the smooth wood. I'd moved halfway across the country from everything I knew to be here with Annette, and now she was dumping me. Or was she? I wiped my face and leaned my forehead against the door, willing myself to think logically, to get a grip. Instead I got footsteps, coming down the hall behind me. Just what I needed — another audience. I yanked open the auditorium door and slid into the quiet darkness. Autopilot led me to row K, to my seat, seven from the end. I slumped heavily into the chair, staring at nothing. Without Annette, I thought, my mind shifting the words into without a net. That was precisely how I felt — like a tightrope walker a hundred feet above the ground, teetering dangerously with no net below.

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