Name: Jodie Andrefski
Book Title: Summer of Hope
Genre: YA Contemporary
TAGLINE: A secret changes everything1ST 250 WORDS:
"No!" Sobbing, Callie sat up and punched the pale yellow wallpaper next to her bed. She was afraid to go to sleep; she couldn't remember the last time she had slept without the dream recurring. It played over and over again in her mind.
Jamie, laughing with his friends, reaching over to elbow Matt over something Callie couldn't hear from where she was standing.
It was a gorgeous spring day. The classic kind that makes everyone want to just forget about any responsibilities they might have indoors, and enjoy the sunshine and breeze and just being alive. It was also the kind of day that makes sixteen-year-old kids try to be impressive and drive like they're in the Indy 500.
They said Jamie never even knew what hit him.
He had barely stepped down from the curb when a convertible roared around the turn, ignoring the stop sign, and ran directly into him. She could still hear Matt's screams in her head...still see Jamie's body as it was thrown into the air before landing, not moving, several yards away. He was missing a shoe.
"Why?" Callie banged her head back against the wall. "Oh God, why?"
She knew she had to stop reliving it, had to put it in the past. But the nightmares wouldn't stop, wouldn't let her.
Her parents still grieved Jamie's death, but they said they placed it in God's hands. God's hands?? Callie no longer felt any such faith.
Her twin brother Jamie had been closer to her than any other person in the world.