Let’s just say I was as happy as a person finding themselves alone in the Hershey factory at the bookfest last weekend. I always learn something new from the workshops and meet some authors who offer some excellent advice and encouragement. Not to mention buying more books! I really tried to scale back on what I bought this year, because my TBR pile at last count was hovering around 90 books. I may have slightly under-exaggerated that number, but who’s counting, right?
From last week, we know Cain sustained a concussion during a soccer game. He’s been having some issues and below is a conversation he and Finn are having about said issues. The paper rampage involves Cain’s yearbook. I really love Finn for just laying it all out there. My math is 4 paragraphs from chapter 4.
“Did you tell your parents about yesterday? The missing hours?”
Looking down at my backpack, I began fumbling with one of the straps and shrugged. “I guess I forgot.”
“You forgot. After finding what was either the aftermath of your declawed cat on a paper rampage or you blacking out again and having a raging hate for football players. Erin, a girlfriend you can’t stand, and someone who clearly needs therapy to break her mirror obsession – still dating her. Blackouts and memory lapses after a head injury. Do you tell your parents? No. What do these things have in common? You’re an avoider, Cain.”
“An avoider? Is that even a word?”