Naomi spent her summer reading books and planning how she will stay invisible so she can finish off her last year of high school drama-free. But all those plans go down the drain when an unexpected Asian family of a widowed mother and her teenage son moves in across the street. Even though Naomi tries to keep her distance from Hero so he doesn't find out about her heart disease, he seems to have taken a liking to her. Naomi's cousin Riley had called dibs on Hero but his interest lies elsewhere so she often blames Naomi for trying to steal Hero. Most of the girls at school fawn over Hero because of his good looks and height which spell problems for Naomi since he keeps hanging around her. The more Naomi tries to stay away from Hero the larger her curiosity grows and even though Hero has secrets of his own to protect from Naomi's prying eyes he can't stop himself from wanting to know more about her. The two try to deny their feelings to try and protect their secrets but jealousy starts to show its face when Josh asks Naomi on a date and Hero hooks up with a random girl at a party in retaliation. Who will break first? And spill their secrets?View More
Naomi's POVThere was a strange buzz circulating through my body. I can't remember the last time I felt like thisIs thus what excitement felt like?Was I really thar excited to go to a party?I rummage through all my clothes but I couldn't find anything similar to what Riley and her friends were to these parties.I don't even know what I'm going to do with my hair.Why do high schoolers go these things? They're so stressful.I pull out the tightest pair of ripped jeans I own then begin the search for the only crop top I own. It was a white spaghetti strap crop top with a cute blue butterfly embroidered in the center of of it.After finding my outfit I headed straight for the shower, as I washed my hair I wondered what I was going to do with it for the party.<
Naomi's POVCollege.The one thing everyone should be thinking about. But instead, only 10% of us take it seriously maybe even less. Instead of thinking about our future we think about out next move, the next party and an array of things that's aren't as important as our future.Frankly thinking about is stressful, so why not avoid the thought completely whenever you can? Focus on enjoying your last year of high school before officially becoming an adult.At least that's what I think other kids my age are thinking.But for me it's different.I try to steer clear of those thoughts, even though they ever so often cross my mind as if they think I don't have other things to worry about.As lay on the grass these are things that float freely through my mind, I much to think about and most days it feels
Riley's POVMy brain felt like it was going to explode from all the thinking I've been doing lately.I lied to dad at dinner earlier when I said I didn't choose a college yet, in fact I had chosen three. I've even drafted up application letters and started doing research about the different scholarships I could apply for.I was too afraid to tell him all of this incase he wasn't able to afford it. I know he told me not to worry but I can't help but worry.Ever since our mom's died, he's been the only one taking care of us, none of our family members ever chipped in to help dad. The only time we ever got help was to pay for the funeral.Not to mention, only time they call is once a year on the anniversary of our mom's death and that's it. They don't call on birthdays, they don't call at Thanksgiving, the don't even call for Christmas and new y
Naomi's POVI found myself glued to the romance book that Josh suggested, it was no doubt one of the best romance books I've ever read.The sound of knocking on my door sounded so distant that I almost didn't answer."Come in!" I yell disturbed.The door suddenly flew open. "Why would I want to come into your book infested room?" Riley says irritated."I'm pretty sure you have a lot of books in your room" I deadpanned."Not as much as you do, like get a life. Anyways I came to tell you dinner is ready." She scoffs before walking away.Its been like this between us lately, she's talking to me way more than usual. I think its because of what I said in the car the other day.I painfully close the book telling it goodbye as I went downstairs for dinner."You've
Naomi's POV Its been a few days since the Amber incident and she hasn't approached me since. I guess the warning Riley gave her worked. I was still a bit down because I didn't get the books wanted Saturday. All the book groups are still buzzing about the books, some people even start getting ther books already. While I had nothing to look forward to. And nothing new to read. To cheer myself up I decided to go to the bookstore down the road, even its run by an old lady she tries her best to keep up with the latest stories and the most popular one while still having all the classics available. Since I'm going to walk there I decided to put on sneakers instead of flats, I glance at my hoodie but decides to leave it, it's just the middle of September the evening's not going to be that chilly. I
Naomi's POVThe weekend came and went as quickly as it came, Hero and Riley didn't get caught thanks to my efforts.And as for me I was miserable. All everyone online talks about online are the books that I faild to purchase.Where does being a good person get you? I'll tell you, nowhere.I leaned against my locker sliding down to the ground in the almost empty halls during lunch time. I pulled out my lunch from my bag and ate it silently.Some gave me weird looks while others just mind their own business. Other loners like myself join and did the same thing I was. One of them even smirked at me."Eww your all so disgusting, can't you get some friends or get a life." A girl named Amber says giving all of us disgusted looks and she walked."Especially you. Pill popper." She scowls at me.
Naomi's POVAbout half an hour after everyone left for the party I glued myself in front of the computer. I sat there patiently while rereading the fourth harry potter book.Time ticked by quicker than I expected it to and before I knew it there was only 45 minutes until the books went on sale.I had my card ready and I was logged in on my phone ready brag about getting a copy.As I refreshed the Facebook page of the fanclub I was in new post from the other members who were excited to purchase the series popped up, people even started their own countdown.As I was reading a post my phone suddenly ran and I was surprised by who was calling.It was Hero.Why would he be calling me at this hour?Unless something happened to Riley, he wouldn't have a reason to call.
Hero's POVAs soon as Riley pulled up to house where the party was being held, you could hear loud music from outside.At the front the enormous house was filled with various types of cars, but not many people where out here.Only a few people here and there.When we finally get inside the house was packed and the music was deafening. Even though it was still early the party was in full swing and people were already drunk.Riley walked through the house confidently like she knew the place so I just follow her with no questions.She we came to a more secluded area, there less people here and more familiar faces. This part of the house seemed to be where most of the seniors were.In here had a more chilled and relaxed vibe, even though the same music was being blasted through the house. We soon stop