“I think life is supposed to be great but most times it sucks and then we die and that’s the end of it. That’s all I know and if there’s more I sure as day don’t want to waste my precious time figuring it out. At least not as long as I am busy with figuring out the things I can see,” she added defiantly, “like how to get my parents back together? Now that’s something I would like to know.”
Though she tries to put on an above-it-all face for the world, she’s been suffering over her parents’ divorce, which she blames on her workaholic mom. And now her mom’s forcing Julia to spend the summer on her grandmotherʼs country estate in backward Cedarwood Ridge, 30 miles away from the nearest mall, and way too much in the middle of some serious otherworldly stuff.
For once her mom had not exaggerated. John did look kind of cute in a backward sort of way. Nothing a trip to the mall couldn’t fix. Add an earring and a stick-on tattoo and she wouldn’t mind being seen with him at all.